Two items of note from the recent round of Fremont City Council campaign contributions filings.
1) Still no Patterson money, although in 2008 Patterson kin waited until just a couple days before the election to give a lot of moolah to one candidate.
2) If Bill Harrison and Anu Natarajan do run for mayor in 2012, Harrison could start off with a significant money advantage.
Harrison, the accountant, had $45,712 in the bank as of last week. He said he’ll spend some more on this race, but he’s setting himself up for a tidy war chest heading into the mayoral race, for which he has NOT declared.
Natarajan meanwhile raised $23,529 during the first three weeks of October. But she had only $4,684 in the bank. That means if she runs for mayor in two years, she’s starting from scratch.
Natarajan got a lot money from a lot of people who will be celebrating Diwali next week. She also got $250 from the wife of Jack Rogers. She is one of thw owners of the Besaro Mobile Home Park trying to get the over 55 tenants to accept a major rent increase.
Natarajan as of last week at received $47,879 in contributions. Harrison had received $62,095 and Vinnie Bacon had received $23,965, including $5,000 from his bank account.