PIEDMONT -- All but one of the candidates elected to their seats in the Feb. 4 municipal election have "closed out the books" with the filing of their campaign finance disclosure statements.
The deadline to submit the statements was July 31, and covered the reporting period from Jan. 19 through June 30, City Clerk John Tulloch said.
Those elected in the uncontested race for City Council were Teddy King, Tim Rood and Jeff Wieler. Wieler regained his seat for a second term, while King and Rood filled the seats vacated by Garrett Keating and John Chiang, who were termed out.
Doug Ireland and Amal Smith were elected to the school board to fill the seats of Ray Gadbois and Roy Tolles, who were termed out.
King, who amassed the largest war chest of all the candidates, received total contributions of $1,222 during this reporting period. State Assemblymember Nancy Skinner donated $242 to King's campaign, and Frederick Schenck contributed $145. NWPC Alameda North PAC donated $500. There were unitemized donations of $335.
King deducted the $4,397 loan she made to her campaign and noted $4,478 in additional campaign expenses. There was $552 for campaign postcards, $3,019 for Facebook advertising and design for campaign mailing pieces; $187 for newspaper ads and $720 for election night food for volunteers.
The City Council candidates began raising contributions and campaigning before they learned the election would be uncontested. Wieler received $1,306 in contributions, $956 of which was a loan to his campaign. Retired Recreation Director Mark Delventhal donated $200. Earlier, Wieler loaned his campaign $350. Wieler spent $3,306 in campaign expenses: $450 for display ads, $294 for photocopied inserts and $2,272 for printing, mail service and postage to close out his account. His statement shows $2,452 in unpaid bills.
Rood received $3,050 in contributions, $2,000 of which was a loan to his campaign. His donors included Realtor Nancy Lehrkind for $100; Ryan Gilbert for $250; and Randy Wedding for $200. Rood spent $1,477 for campaign expenses, which included web services for $619 and $703 for fundraising events, to close out his account.
For the school board race, Doug Ireland received $297 more in contributions, and had $1,291 in expenses. Those included $886 for newspaper inserts and $296 for an election night gathering, with a starting balance of $994.
Hari Titan, who was not elected to the school board, loaned his campaign $2,439. He logged a value of $2,380 in in-kind services for printing, catering, ads and banners. Expenses of $1,388 included $775 for inserts delivery, $294 for lawn signs, and $220 for voter information.
The only candidate to leave open her campaign account was Smith, Tulloch said. The next reporting period is July 1 through Dec. 31, he said.
Smith received $362 in donations this reporting period, which were not itemized. She spent $1,858 on her campaign including $750 for campaign literature, $810 for print ads and $249 for postage and incidentals. She showed a starting balance of $4,014 with $2,518 remaining in her campaign account.