Monday, October 5, 2015

Mullican outraises everybody, Osdoby edges Newton in Rockville election money race

Rockville City Council candidate Brigitta Mullican raised the most in campaign contributions of any candidate on the 2015 ballot, according to the Initial Pre-Election campaign finance reports filed October 1 with the city Board of Elections. Mayoral challenger Sima Osdoby edged ahead of incumbent Mayor Bridget Donnell Newton, largely thanks to a $1000 check from Town of Somerset Mayor Jeffrey Z. Slavin.

Mullican's report appears to have the longest list of individual contributors, who donated a total of $8069, more than either mayoral candidate raised. She spent $3896.44, and had $2741.15 left over.

Former councilman Mark Pierzchala has the most money in the bank after loaning his campaign $10,000, but he also had the second-largest take in the period with $5385 in receipts. His balance is now $12668.40, after spending $2716.60.

Osdoby raised $5133, spent $1272.91, and had $3979 cash on hand as of October 1. Newton took in $3891.61, spent $1490.24, and has a balance of $2643.44.

Incumbent councilmember Beryl Feinberg raised $4635, spent $4166.77, and had $1443.30 left as of October 1.

City Council challenger Richard Gottfried raised $1060, spent $13597.56 - the most of any candidate on the ballot - and showed a balance of $880.

Fellow council challenger David Hill drew $1558 in contributions, spent $545.77, and ended the period with a balance of $1,246.

Incumbent councilmember Virginia Onley reported $2527.29 in receipts, $1543.61 in expenditures, and a balance of $1095.42.

Her fellow council incumbent Julie Palakovich Carr earned slightly more: $2865; spent 2016.14, and reported a balance of 1023.70

Council challenger Clark Reed raised $2136.70, spent $884.59, and has $973.77 on hand.

Rounding out the council race, challenger Patrick Schoof raised $950, spent $700.94, and has $379.32 remaining.

The Team Rockville slate reported an intake of $5893.09, primarily from its members; has spent $1867.99, and has a balance of $4062.52.

Pierzchala, Onley, Palakovich Carr, Reed and Osdoby are on the Team Rockville slate. Newton, Feinberg, Gottfried, Hill, and Schoof are running as independents.

It's important to remember money isn't everything in elections, as Josh Rales or Steve Silverman can tell you.

Photo via Brigitta Mullican for Rockville City Council Facebook page

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