Amador Elections Money Race

Amador Elections Money Race

With the June Election just around the corner, the latest campaign finance statements show where candidates for local office stand in the money chase. County Supervisor Louis Boitano has raised $5,229 in the last month and just over $25,000 for the year. His largest recent donors are Dennis Rodman of Sutter Creek and Plasse's Meadow Group, who each gave $500. Delber Rapini, developer of the Pine Grove shopping center donated $300. Boitano has two challengers: Frank Axe, who raised $8,195 in the last month, including a $7,500 donation from Service Employees International Union 1021, which represents most County Employees and Gwen Clayton who raised $600.  Incumbent Supervisor Richard Forster has raised an additional $3,368 for his reelection with a $995 donation from Sierra Pacific Industries the largest single donation. He has raised just under $30,000 for the year. His challenger, Amber Hoiska has raised $3,534 in the last month and $7,300 to date. Hoiska's single largest recent donor is Carlos Valdez, the Deputy Director of Public Affairs for the California Nations Indian Gaming Association, who gave $2,500. There has also been one active political action committee in the local races, Friends of Agribusiness, headed up by Jim Gullet, owner of the Vino Noceto winery. Friends of Agribusiness have raised and spent $6,482 on behalf of the incumbents, Boitano and Forster, with their single largest donation being $2,000 from Rancho Victoria Vineyard's Kevin Walker.

 

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