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Flynn leads fund-raising, spending in Lodi City Council race

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Posted: Thursday, October 21, 2004 10:00 pm

Lodi City Council candidate spending has topped $42,711 with the latest campaign filings as of Thursday at 5 p.m. There are five candidates vying for two open seats.

• Dixon Flynn once again raked in as well as spent more than any other candidate in the latest period, which ran Oct. 1 to Oct. 16. With both monetary and nonmonetary contributions, he received $17,907, bringing his total to $45,835.

That includes a $1,000 donation from Lodi farmer Charles Chatfield, and $500 each from CJ Crane, of Woodbridge; Atlas Properties, of Stockton; and General Mills. Linda Hansen, wife of Lodi Mayor Larry Hansen has contributed a total of $250 in this election.

Flynn also received $1,513, each, from Annette Murdaca and David Vaccarezza in nonmonetary donations for a fund raiser this filing period.

He spent more than $5,000 on campaign paraphernalia and campaign consulting services, bringing his year-to-date expenditures to $31,594.

• JoAnne Mounce has spent just $8,447, including $3,605 in the latest period.

She received $4,189 in both monetary and nonmonetary contributions during the period, bringing the year-to-date total to $17,969.

In the first two weeks of October, she received $300 from Frank Alegre Trucking, $500 from Murdaca and $1,500 worth of nonmonetary contributions from Brian O'Neal for the production of her television commercial.

Mounce spent $1,016 for cable airtime and $650 on News-Sentinel advertisements.

• Steve Jarrett received $752 in monetary contributions, including $200 from the Lodi Association of Realtors. To date, he's spent just $63 after making payments on a loan.

• Bob Johnson received $3,769 in monetary contributions this period including $1,000 from the state real estate political action committee, and $500 each from Jim Murdaca, Vaccarezza and American Medical Response.

Expenditures, this period tally $5,924, including $4,400 to Comcast for a commercial, $800 to Valley Outdoor Advertising and $140 for booth rental at the recent School Street Stroll.

Additional information was unavailable.

The fifth candidate, Stephen Mackey, has not formed a campaign committee.

In the last filing period, ending Sept. 30, Flynn also outspent his fellow four candidates. At $27,927, he brought in more campaign money than the others.

Other filings include the local firefighters union, and the Lodi Citizens for Public Facilities, the group currently collecting signatures to place a sales tax measure on an upcoming ballot.

• The $1,955 the Lodi Citizens for Public Facilities received this filing period includes $750 from Frank Alegre Trucking and $400 from Russel Geary, of Granite Bay.

To date, the group has received $6,824 in contributions and spent $6,299.

• The Lodi Firefighters Political Action Committee didn't receive any contributions this period, but paid out $533 each to endorsees Mounce and Flynn. The group spent $1,066 on TV or cable overtime to Firestar Productions of Sacramento.

Year-to-date, the group has spent $2,754 and collected $2,808 in contributions.

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