Follow the Money for the WCCUSD Candidates

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 DonationsConstruction InterestsOrganzationsIndivdualsUnder $100Cash Balance
Enos$1,164$0$249$850$65$1,164
Groves$7,281$0$0$5,372$1,859$3,592
Medrano$4,202$1,000$0$2,800$402$1,794
Studdiford$50,340$49,050$0$100$1,190$42,632

Pre-election Filing Deadline Today: Follow the Money Day Almost Here

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:

Campaign Contribution Search

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:

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.