A Top-Line Review of The Council Incumbents Campaign Reports

Form 460s, the campaign disclosure forms, give a partial insight into the strength of candidates and campaigns. I say partial because they don’t necessarily tell the whole story in terms of other critical measures such as name ID, positive/negative public perception, track record at the ballot, etc.

At the same time, they do tell a story about a candidate’s ability to organize, campaign and are indications of provenance and breadth of his or her support.

Plus, they are interesting to political junkies and insiders.

The latest wave of Form 460s provide 2012 totals for contributions, expenditure, cash-on-hand and debt. Let’s start with the incumbent Anaheim councilmembers, starting alphabetically and with their next election in parenthesis).

Councilman Jordan Brandman (2012 committee; 2016 re-election)

Total contributions: $113,222.87

Total expenditures: $158,209.36

Outstanding debt: $15,000

Cash-on-hand: $8,686.26

Mayor Pro Tem Gail Eastman (2014 re-election)

2014 committee

Total contributions: $10,348

Total expenditures: $39

Outstanding debt: $0

Cash-on-hand: $10,309

2010 committee

Total contributions: $4,457.63

Total expenditures: $4,808.51

Outstanding debt: $7.63

Cash-on-hand: $3,637.69

Councilwoman Lucille Kring

Kring for City Council 2012

Total contributions: $140,564.92

Total expenditures: $122,914.23

Outstanding debt: $75,000

Cash-on-hand: $19,147.15

Lucille Kring for Mayor

Total contributions: $0

Total expenditures: $120

Outstanding debt: $16,550 (balance of $20,000 personal loan from 2002)

Cash-on-hand: $827.36

Committee to Elect Lucille Kring 

Total contributions: $0

Total expenditures: $110

Outstanding debt: $15,500 (balance of personal loan for 2004)

Cash-on-hand: $2,261.28

Lucille Kring for Council

Total contributions: $0

Total expenditures: $77

Outstanding debt: $33,222 (balance of personal loan for 2006)

Cash-on-hand: $166.70

Councilwoman Kris Murray (2014 re-election)

2014 committee

Total contributions: $6,016.52

Total expenditures: $2,211.52

Outstanding debt: $0

Cash-on-hand: $5,165.60

2010 committee

Total contributions: $9,800

Total expenditures: $12,760.50

Outstanding debt: $0

Cash-on-hand: $293.67

Mayor Tom Tait

2014 committee

Total contributions: $4,700

Total expenditures: $14,697.58

Outstanding debt: $0

Cash-on-hand: $16,996.31

Friends of Tom Tait (officeholder account)

Total contributions: $0

Total expenditures: $7,215.11

Outstanding debt: $0

Cash-on-hand: $10,728.82

Tomorrow we’ll look at some of the major player IE committees and other committees of interest for the coming 2014 contest.

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