Politics & Elections

Semeta, Brendan leading HB cash race

CAMPAIGN contributions for the 2016 Huntington Beach races have been revealed.

CAMPAIGN contributions for the 2016 Huntington Beach races have been revealed.

Challenger Lyn Semeta has spent more money on her campaign for the Huntington Beach City Council than any other candidate, but another challenger, Daniel Brendan, has greatest amount of cash on hand.

According to Campaign Contribution Form 460s on file in the city clerk’s office, Semeta has spent $31,707 on her bid for a seat on the seven-member council in the Nov. 8 election. Brendan, meanwhile, has a war chest of $18,804 for his campaign.

These figures represent declarations for the period from July 1 to Sept. 24. The Tribune will be publishing updates as the campaign goes forward. Candidates are only required to file a Form 460 if they intend to raise or spend $2000 or more. All the candidates for city clerk – challenger Kevin Donovan and appointed incumbent Robin Estanislau – and city treasurer – Alisa Kutchen – will not be raising money above that amount.

Here are the city council candidates who filed a Form 460, including principal contributors. Note that candidates may “carry over” funds from another campaign and earlier fund-raising.

Patrick Brendan: Raised $5,444 during the filing period and spent $29,814. He had a cash-on-hand balance of $18,804. While he received $550 contributions from Thomas Reyes and Charles Prescott, the biggest source of money was $27,500 in loans to himself.

Joe Carchio: Raised $7,850, spent $2,440 with cash-on-balance of $8,212. Eight persons contributed $550. They are: Surf City Tourney, Thomas Adams, Jack’s Surf and Sport, Rob Khoury, Jim Silva, Mike Aly, Orange County Realtors and Premier Girls Fastpitch.

Jill Hardy: Raised $10,630, spent 6,102 with a balance of $17,546. Three contributors gave $550 each. They are Orange County League of Conservation Voters, Sylvia Gallagher and Kimberly Carr.

Edward Pinchiff: Raised $4,533, spent $3,251 with a balance of $2,929. He received $540 from Jim Katapodis Consulting.

Mark Rofles: Raised $6,777, spent $2,405, with a balance of $9,182. He received $550 from Shawn Boyd and contributions of $500 each from Emelio Casenteda, Mark Atwood, Bill Prior and Sean Corea.

Lyn Semeta: Raised $12,152, spent $31,707 with a balance of $7,223. She received $550 contributions from Jack’s Surf and Sport, Frank Lograsso, J. Dwyer, William Larkin and Huntington Beach Tomorrow.

Ron Sterud: Raised $5,355, spent $12,717 with a balance of $3,076. He received $550 contributions from Lynn Semeta, Annabelle Baker, Kanoudi Group and Intel Network Solutions.

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