Councilman Archie Snow has taken in more than $11,000 in campaign contributions since July, 1984--far more than any other candidate for City Council in the March 5 municipal election and twice as much as incumbent Mayor Barbara Doerr has reported receiving, according to campaign finance statements filed last week.
Snow, who has reported that he has already spent about half the income on such costs as printing, mailing and campaign dinner expenditures, received a major portion of his funds from King Harbor-area businesses. One of Snow's largest contributions, however, was $1,000 from American Medical International (AMI), the operators of South Bay Hospital.
Snow's wife, Eva, who serves as his campaign treasurer, was elected to the South Bay Hospital District board last November, five months after the public body leased the hospital to AMI for 30 years.
Snow also received $1,000 from the Los Angeles law firm of McDonald, Halsted & Laybourne.
Two of Snow's opponents for the District 4 council seat, Carl Clark and Steve Reiss, have reported contributions of less than $500 through mid-January. Snow's other opponent, city school board member Valerie Dombrowski raised $1,009--all in donations of less than $100--and spent $220.
Donations to Doerr
Mayor Barbara Doerr, seeking a second four-year term, reported donations of about $6,000 since January, 1984, most of them of less than $100.
City Councilman Jerry Goddard, who is challenging Doerr for the mayor's post, has raised the most funds, $12,250, and has already spent $6,021. Goddard loaned himself $3,550 for the campaign and received contributions of between $100 and $250 from several harbor-area businessmen.
In Snow's case, large contributors besides AMI included Portofino Inn proprietor Mary Davis, $500; Redondo Fun Factory owner Steve Shoemaker, $500; Redondo Beach Marina, $500; Marina Cove Ltd., $250; the Goodglick Co., the real estate firm that sold the Aviation High School campus for the South Bay Union High School District, $500; and investment consultant John Merino, $500.