By Jim Tortolano
Five candidates for Westminster city council have filed campaign contribution and expense statements and they show that over a nearly three-month period, they raised a combined $90,275.
In the Nov. 8 election, voters will elect two city council members and a mayor. Tri Ta is the incumbent mayor and incumbent council members seeking re-election are Diane Carey and Sergio Contreras.
Diana Carey: She’s raised $25,396 and spent $15,758 with cash on hand of $17,183. Principal contributors are Westminster Police Association ($5000), Ginger Anderson ($2000) and five contributors who have given $1000 each (Christopher Townsend, The Kralow Company, Alan Lowenthal for Congress, HW Senior Apartment Housing and Airstream Orange County. She has also lent herself $5045.
Sergio Contreras: He’s raised $28,484 and spent $20,637. His statement reports a cash-on-hand balance of $93,508 (funds from previous filing periods or campaigns can be carried over). Principal contributors are primarily labor organizations: nine union political action committees have given a total of $12,000. Other contributors are Affinity Housing, Airstream OC and Kongpheng Chithavong, all giving $1000 each.
Kimberly Ho: She has raised $17,108, spent $22,004 and reported a cash-on-hand balance of $72,224. For year-to-date, she’s raised $91,288. Her principal contributors include Tuan Ho ($2000) and HW Apartment Homes ($2000). She loaned herself $25,000 and received non-cash contributions of $5088 from Wholesale Sign and Printing.
Margie Rice: She has raised $11,238, spent $11,380 and reports a cash-on-hand total of $5640. Principal contributors include – all giving $1000 – are CR&R, June Traver, Republic Services and Kimmi Voung. Rice also loaned her campaign $1000.
Tri Ta: He has raised $8049 and spent $21,965. He reported cash-on-hand of $111,964. Principal contributors are Startool ($2500) and three $1000 contributors: ABC Supermarket, Clear Channel Worldwide and Orchid Management.
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