Campaign treasurer's reports, round 2
ST. PETERSBURG -- Mayoral candidate Bill Foster collected $36,216 during the second reporting period of the general election, bringing his campaign fundraising total to $152,187.
Foster continued to draw checks from business leaders, including attorney Don Mastry, who gave $200, and $500 from New Advantage Corporation.
Rival Kathleen Ford raised $11,325. For the first time, she also loaned her campaign money. The $4,667 loan helped Ford reach out to early voters, she said.
"We are doing a pretty good job of raising funds thus far and we are just trying to spend our money as wisely as possible," she said.
In the District 2 race, City Council member Jim Kennedy raised $1,225 and loaned himself $3,000. Stephen Corsetti, a retired New Hampshire police chief, collected $50.
In the District 4 race, educator Pamella Settlegoode raised $150 and loaned herself $150. Council member Leslie Curran did not submit her report to City Hall by 5 p.m. Friday. She can still meet the state deadline if she mails in her report by today.
In the District 5 race, Angela Rouson, a Pinellas County Housing Authority Commissioner, raised $5,750, including $100 from former Pinellas County Attorney Susan Churuti, $500 from her husband, State Rep. Darryl Rouson, D-St. Petersburg, and $100 from Cedric Gorden, the city's assistant police chief. Social worker Steve Kornell did not submit his report to City Hall by Friday. His campaign said he would mail in the report. He raised $3,928, campaign officials said.
In the District 6 race, Council member Karl Nurse raised $2,200, including $100 each from the St. Petersburg Democrats political action committee and former city planner Bob Jeffrey. He loaned his campaign $4,000. Student Vel Thompson raised $125, including $50 from former council member David Welch.
In the District 8 race, engineering consultant Leonard Schmiege raised $300, Council member Jeff Danner did not submit a report to City Hall by 5 p.m. Friday.
Cristina Silva, Times staff writer