No one’s trying to unseat Mayor Jim Ridenour this fall, but he’s raising money like someone’s chasing his heels.
Ridenour has $38,694 in his re-election treasure chest, far more than any other candidate running for the Modesto City Council in November.
He raised $35,750 between July 1 and September 27, according documents he filed this week.Councilman Garrad Marsh, who also has no challenger this fall, has $19,327 in his coffers. He raised $7,217 over the past five months.
Councilman Brad Hawn has $29,500 in the bank, nearly all of which came from a personal loan. He’s facing off against taxpayer advocate Tom Maher. Maher had no contributions to report.
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The four men running to replace outgoing Councilman Bob Dunbar didn’t raise much money for their campaigns in the past reporting period.
Attorney Robert Farrace pulled in $2,673 from donors and took out a $5,000 loan. He said he raised another $5,000 since the reporting period closed, and he has a fund-raising party at Dunbar’s house tonight.
Business account executive Dave Lopez has chosen not to raise more than $1,000 for this campaign.
Airport neighborhood activist Robert Stanford raised $50, but he plans to seek out more donations.Electrician Brent Maynor had no contributions to report.
Fund-raising reports for other races are still trickling into the Stanislaus County Clerk’s office. They were due Thursday.