Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson has raised about the same amount of money as he did for his first re-election campaign four years ago, but donors this time have been less generous with his opponent.
Christianson had received $139,165 as of May 17, nearly identical to $139,347 in 2010. His challenger that year, Rob Jackson, raised $63,139, while deputy Tom Letras has collected $31,372 in the current campaign, which will conclude with Tuesday’s election.
The sheriff’s figures were reported among others in a Bee roundup article Sunday, but Letras had missed a Thursday deadline at the county clerk-recorder’s office. He filed the required paperwork early Friday afternoon.
Letras, 41, gathered $14,891 in the previous two months, including $1,000 from Turlock farmer Peter Dompe.
In the same period, Christianson, 51, collected $57,833, including:
In the past week, the sheriff received $1,000 each from sister companies Modesto & Empire Traction Co. and Beard Land Improvement.
From his campaign fund, Christianson donated $500 to District Attorney Birgit Fladager’s re-election bid. The sheriff also gave $1,500 each to Stanislaus Crime Stoppers and Orville Wright Elementary School, $1,000 to the Stanislaus County Police Activities League, $750 to the Modesto Kiwanis Club and $150 to the North Modesto Kiwanis Club.