1 candidate files spending report
It appears as though South Lake Tahoe City Council candidate spending and fund raising waned for the period leading up the election Nov. 2.
Businessman Jeff Williams was one in six candidates who turned in a written report, although the amount spent from Oct. 17 turned out to be minimal.
Williams spent $692 on radio advertising and office supplies, taking his total expenditures to $7,340. His year-to-date contributions came in at $8,209.
In the tail end of the last week or so, the two winners – former Chase’s restaurant owner Mike Weber and retired attorney Ted Long – also turned in no reports for the remaining period, according to the City Clerk’s office.
The winners must indicate the remaining amounts in a semi-annual report by Jan. 31 if their election committees are still open and the individual claims exceed $1,000.
Weber provided the Tahoe Daily Tribune with an accounting record showing $3,272 in contributions taken in and $2,123.01 spent in the last days of the election.
Recreational advocate Stephen Reinhard reported no contributions or expenditures at any time during an election season that ushered in two replacements for longtime council members Tom Davis and Judy Brown.
In addition to Measure Q committee results, no reports were submitted from table games supervisor Pat Frega and attorney Bruce Grego.
As of Oct. 17, the election committee results pale in comparison to amounts collected and doled out two years ago. The six candidates reported donations of less than $35,000 and spent no more than $25,000. In 2002, the race that brought in Kathay Lovell and John Upton reported about $56,000 collected.
– Susan Wood can be reached at (530) 542-8009 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org