Much like the higher-profile candidates for Congress, candidates for local office have to meet financial reporting requirements.
An overview of reports for October 2006 - December 2007, due January 31, 2008:
Council candidates -
Lisa Borowsky - Filed her organizational paperwork on January 29, 2008; no financial reports due yet.
Joel Bramoweth - total raised $21,273, cash on hand $12,853, candidate loans to campaign $8000; interesting contributors - former council member Kevin Osterman ($200).
Betty Drake - No activity.
Suzanne Klapp - total raised $6865, cash on hand $6753, candidate loan $5000; interesting contributors - Donna Reagan, mother of State Rep. Michelle Reagan (R-LD8) and former LD8 Republican chair ($390), Joel Bramoweth, candidate for City Council ($50).
Ron McCullagh - total raised $23590, cash on hand $16881; interesting contributors - Virginia Korte, Scottsdale Chamber of Commerce ($390), Jim Pederson, developer and 2006 candidate for U.S. Senate ($390).
Richard Mueller - total raised $40.33, cash on hand $25. All funds from self.
Nan Nesvig - total raised $2568, cash on hand $1721; interesting contributions - Jim Derouin, former candidate for mayor ($390), Bob Littlefield, member of the City Council ($390), Tony Nelssen, member of the City Council ($100).
Candidates for mayor -
Jim Derouin - total raised $2500, cash on hand $2390, candidate loan $2500. Has withrawn from the race.
Jim Lane - total raised $7725, cash on hand $7521; interesting contributors - Henry Becker, local, somewhat legendary, thorn in the side of the Council ($390), Jim Bruner, former Maricopa County Supervisor ($250).
Mary Manross - total raised $4552, cash on hand $2940.
Nothing too surprising here yet - obviously, Mr. Mueller is going to have to step up fundraising to have an impact in this race. Of course, his lack of funds is balanced by McCullagh and Bramoweth's full coffers.
Other candidates could still enter the races (though another entry into the mayoral contest would be something of a surprise). Nominating petitions are due June 4, 2008.
Scottsdale's campaign finance reports can be found here.
Deadline for the next report - June 30, 2008, covering the period from January 1, 2008 to May 31, 2008.
January 31 reports...
Hugh Hallman - total raised $79152, cash on hand $23906; interesting contributors - Jeff Hatch-Miller, formerly with the AZ Corporation Commission and current candidate for Congress ($390). There were probably others, but there were too many pages to go through for a race I can't vote in. :)
City Council -
Hut Hutson - total raised $56055, cash on hand $52302.
Darryl Jacobson-Barnes - total raised $3744, cash on hand $3440.
Julie Jakubek - total raised $1815, cash on hand $524, candidate loan $1000.
Mark Mitchell - total raised $30034, cash on hand $40433.
Joel Navarro - total raised $28899, cash on hand $23033.
Rhett Wilson - total raised $12080, cash on hand $3524.
Corey Woods - total raised $24877, cash on hand $9207.
In Tempe, early balloting has already started; the election is March 11, 2008. The runoff/general election is scheduled for May 20, 2008 (if necessary.)
Tempe's campaign finance reports can be found here.