Newcomer Tony Madrigal is the top fundraiser among the nine candidates running for three seats on the Modesto City Council in the Nov. 5 election.
He has raised nearly $25,000, according to the most recent campaign finance forms, which the candidates turned in to the city Thursday. Madrigal has raised more than twice as much as his two opponents in the race for the council’s District 2 seat. Modesto elects its council members by district.
Businessman Bill Zoslocki – one of the four candidates in the District 4 race – is a close second behind Madrigal, with $24,319 in contributions. Zoslocki also has raised more than twice as much as his opponents.
The most recent campaign finance forms cover donations and expenses for the period of Sept. 22 through Oct. 19. The forms include the total amounts candidates have raised since the beginning of the year. The next campaign finance forms are due Oct. 31.
Highlights from the council races:
The Safer Stronger Modesto, Yes on X campaign has not turned in its most recent campaign finance form. Measure X is a 1cent sales tax the city placed on the Nov. 5 ballot.
Not including the amount raised during the period of Sept. 22 through Oct. 19, the campaign has raised more than $106,000, with nearly $92,000 of that coming from the Modesto City FireFighters Association and the Modesto Police Officers Association. Mayor Garrad Marsh has contributed $5,000, and the Modesto Junk Co. has contributed $2,500.
The No on Measure X – Tough Love for Modesto campaign had raised $600 as of Sept. 21.
For more on how much the candidates have raised and who has contributed to their campaigns, go to www.modestogov.com/ccl/campaign_statements/2013%20Election.asp.