St. Petersburg campaign finance, round three
ST. PETERSBURG -- Mayoral candidate Bill Foster is still out-raising rival Kathleen Ford.
Foster raised $55,055, bringing his total to $207,242. Most of that is still in the bank. He has only spent $141,143.
Former state Sen. Jack Latvala gave $500. Former City Council member Connie Kone gave $100. Hooters gave him $300. CONA president Barbara Heck gave him $50. He collected at least $2,500 from various Realtor organizations. Hardy Bryan, the brother of deceased council chairman John Bryan, gave him $250, and Alicia Bryan, John Bryan's wife, gave him $250. Frank Murphy, president of Catholic Charities, gave him $250. Former mayor David Fischer gave him $250. Brent, Betty, Gregory and Mel Sembler each gave him $500.
Ford picked up $7,340 this period, the third of the general election. To date, she has raised $66,488 and spent $46,485. Chris Ernesto, a St. Pete for Peace organizer, gave her $200. Ramsey McLauchlan, chair of the Pinellas Democrats, gave her $100. Rick Boylan, president of Pinellas Stonewall Democrats, gave her $50.
In the District 2 race, council member Jim Kennedy raised $500 and loaned himself $1,500. Rival Stephen Corsetti raised $50.
In the District 4 race, council member Leslie Curran raised $550. Pamella Settlegoode raised $410 and loaned herself $600.
In the District 5 race, candidates Steve Kornell and Angela Rouson did not turn in their reports in time for the City Clerk to post them online. We are waiting for these numbers and will update this post with them soon.
In the District 6 race, council member Karl Nurse collected $3,100, including $500 from the SEIU. Vel Thompson raised $345, including $75 from former council member Earnest Williams and $50 from Atwaters Cafe.
In the District 8 race, council member Jeff Danner raised $1,040. Leonard Schmiege raised $45.
Cristina Silva, Times Staff Writer