Candidate Yaroslavsky Continues to Lead in Funds : City Council: She has collected $307,000 in bid to win the 5th District seat left vacant by her husband.


Having amassed $307,000, Barbara Yaroslavsky continues to lead the fund-raising race among candidates for the 5th District City Council seat, according to campaign statements released last week.

Mike Feuer ranked second in the amount raised, with $267,000, including $90,500 in matching funds.

Yaroslavsky's fund-raising edge is the latest evidence that she continues to lead in the four-candidate race to fill the seat left vacant when her husband, Zev Yaroslavsky, resigned in December to become a member of the Board of Supervisors.

The primary election is April 11, and the general election is June 6. The district stretches from the San Fernando Valley to the Westside.

As of Jan. 1, Barbara Yaroslavsky had raised $279,000. Between then and Feb. 25, she raised an additional $28,000, according to the campaign statements. She has declined to accept matching funds from the city.

With less than two months before the primary, she had $185,000 in her campaign war chest, her statements said.

The statements of the other candidates showed:

* Feuer, the former director of Bet Tzedek, a legal aid clinic, had raised $119,500 by Jan. 1 and an additional $57,000 in the most recent period, in addition to the $90,500 in matching funds. As of Feb. 25, he had $181,000 on hand.

* Roberta Weintraub, a former Valley school board member, follows with $207,000, including $63,000 in matching funds. As of Jan. 1, she had raised $106,000. In the most recent filing period, she raised an additional $38,000, in addition to the matching funds. She has $106,000 on hand.

* Jeff Brain, a Sherman Oaks businessman, has raised $36,900. He has qualified for matching funds but has yet to file a request for the money, city officials said. He has nearly $7,000 on hand.

The city provides matching funds to qualified candidates who raise at least $2,500. The matching funds are provided for contributions of less than $250. A candidate who accepts the funds must abide by spending limits imposed under city bylaws.

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