The Tally: City Council Campaign Donations

Here’s a look at campaign donations made to the three candidates running for City Council in San Carlos.

According to filings made with the City Clerk, businessman Ron Collins has raised the most: $11,388, including $4,100 from the candidate himself.

School Board trustee Mark Olbert followed with $10,795, $5,000 coming from Olbert and non-monetary contributions (out-of-pocket misc expenses) of $2,596.

Incumbent Randy Royce funded $5,150 of his $8,048 total.

Other information gathered from the forms:


–27 contributors

–Contributors of note: Walter Girdelstone (downtown San Carlos property owner) $200; Bob Grassilli (current City Council member) $100; Black Mountain Properties $1,000; Greg Munks (Sheriff, San Mateo County) $100; Don Eaton $200.

–Expenses of note:

Consulting fees: $2977

Fundraising event: $953

Website development: $589

Campaign literature: $820


–12 contributors

–Contributors of note: Seth Rosenblatt (School Board trustee) $250; Carrie DuBois (School Board trustee running for seat on Sequoia Union High School District board) $500

–Expenses of note:

Campaign literature: $1,735.25

Voter info. from SM County Elections Office: $145.00

Consulting Fees: $2,500


5 contributors

Contributor of note: Walter Girdelstone $200

Consulting Fees: $3,500




Filed Under: Column 1San Carlos Politics


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