Speculation is that councilmembers Bill Harrison and Anu Natarajan will oppose each other — and maybe Steve Cho — for mayor next year.
If that’s the case, they’ve already got plenty of money for the campaign.
Natarajan ended her council campaign last year with a cash balance of nearly $28,000. Harrison ended his campaign with more than $32,000 according to campaign disclosure statements filed this week.
Their war chests come from a flurry of contributions in the final days of last November’s campaign.
Natarajan raised $22,879 from Oct. 28 through Dec. 31. Harrison raised $18,964 during the same period.
A lot of the contributors are unfamiliar to me, but here are a few familiar names.
Brad Blake, the developer at the 6-acre Centerville site gave Harrison $500 on Nov. 1.
Mission Pass Towing, which nearly lost its contract with the city last year, gave $200 to both Harrison and Natarajan
The Patterson family gave several thousand more to Harrison.
Natarajan got money from Keith Wolff and the A’s former front man in Fremont Jim Cuneen. She also got money from Summer Hill Homes, which got reduced developer fees to build in “Midtown.”