Local News in Brief : Anaheim : 3 Incumbents Lead in Fund Raising
Three incumbents lead in campaign fund raising among 13 candidates for city offices, according to political contribution reports filed this week.
Mayor Pro Tem Irv Pickler is the top money-raiser, with $145,007 collected since last January in his bid for the mayor’s job in the Nov. 8 election. His opponent, Councilman Fred Hunter, lagged far behind with $89,470 raised in the same period.
Pickler has $126,561 of his money still in the bank. Hunter reported $54,792 available.
Among the 11 City Council candidates, incumbent William D. Ehrle has raised by far the most money, with $96,972 acquired since January. He reported $60,884 in cash still available.
Robert Zemel reported raising $55,750, but $30,000 of that came from loans made to the campaign by his real estate companies. Paul Bostwick reported $28,849 raised. Tom Daly’s campaign office said his reports would show he raised $28,906. The city clerk’s office said Daly had mailed the disclosure statements late Wednesday. Candidates were required to deliver or postmark their contribution reports by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
The remaining seven council candidates reported raising less than $1,000 each.