Mister Phillips has done what everyone expected and announced another run for WCCUSD school board. Here’s the official announcement on his candidate Facebook page.
The first of two pre-election campaign finance filings has occured. Here are the results for these four West Contra Costa Unified School District candidates for two available seats:
Here are some graphs comparing donations, remaining cash balances, and donation sources as of Sept. 30 with a table following at the end. “Construction Interests” as a category includes organizations (companies, unions, and trade associations) and individuals. “Individuals” and “Organizations” refer to individuals and organizations that aren’t construction-related. Donations under $100 aren’t itemized and are just reported as a single aggregate number in each report.
|Total Donations||Construction Interests||Organzations||Indivduals||Under $100||Cash Balance|
Today is an important milestone in the November election. This is when campaigns have to file a report of their income and expenses up to September 30th. Hopefully, all the reports will be online by Monday. That would make Monday a triple holiday: Columbus Day, Follow the Money Day, and Beginning of Vote-by-Mail Day. Here’s the link for Contra Costa County:
The biggest thing to watch is For the Children of West County, the PAC that bankrolls bond and parcel tax campaigns with money from construction interests, all marshaled together by Charles Ramsey. Here are some direct links to known WCCUSD PACs and candidates:
- For the Children of West County
- United Teachers of Richmond PAC
- Political Education Committee of Public Employees Local One
I’ll report on what I find from Follow the Money Day after it happens.
Note: There’s one more pre-election filing deadline on the 25th.