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Late MDUSD campaign contributions reveal nearly $100,000 in donations

By Theresa Harrington
Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 at 6:57 pm in Education, Mt. Diablo school district, Theresa Harrington.

By Theresa Harrington
Late contribution forms recently released by the Contra Costa County elections office show nearly $100,000 was donated to the Mt. Diablo school district’s Measure C campaign from May 26 to June 12.
As has been reported in the Times, Chevron gave $10,000 to the campaign June 12 and SolarWorld Corp. — which sometimes provides solar panels for Chevron projects — gave $5,000 the same day.

Here’s a rundown of the other late donors:
$25,000: Turner Construction in Sacramento
$10,000 (bringing total to $35,000): IBEW 302 Community Issues PAC
$10,000 (bringing total to $35,000): N. CA Carpenters Regional Council
$5,000 (bringing total to $10,000): Matt Juhl-Darliington (bond counsel)
$5,000: Suntech America, Inc., San Francisco (solar power firm)
$5,000 (bringing total to $7,500): Trico Pipe in Martinez
$5,000: Pellizzari Electric, Inc. in Redwood City
$5,000: Gilbane Building Co. in Providence, RI
$5,000 (bringing total to $30,000): Stone & Youngberg (underwriters)
$5,000: BEI Construction, Inc. in Alameda
$2,000: Jack Schreder & Assoc., Sacto (capital funding consultants)
$ 999: Foothill Middle School PFA
$ 200: Cheryl Kolano, Pittsburg (MDUSD Principal)
$ 200: Crosby & Rowell, LLP of Oakland (law firm)
$ 150: Trustee Dick Allen
$ 100: Edrington, Schirmer, & Murphy LLP, Pleasant Hill (law firm)
$ 100: Rene Coleman of Concord
$ 100: Lisa Anich of Concord

Expenditures included nearly $170,000 to political consultants TBWB Strategies, nearly $6,000 for campaign worker Paul Higgens, $6,250 to EMC Research for polling, $4,000 to pay 40 campaign walkers $100 each, $335 for a victory party at El Torito.
Expenses claimed by TBWB included $7,707 for paid phone calls by a call center in El Segundo and $910 for GOTV reminder calls by a firm in Washington DC.

I outlined earlier campaign contributions in this post: http://www.ibabuzz.com/onassignment/2010/06/07/who-donated-to-measure-c-campaign/.

Are you surprised by the list of contributors?

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