Governing Board Candidates Report on Donations

Jeremiah Arnold, one of four candidates looking to nab one of two open seats on the La Cañada Unified School District Governing Board, raised more than $27,500 in campaign contributions through the most recent reporting period, according to the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s Office.
Arnold’s campaign coffers, according to documents recording donations made through Sept. 19, were bolstered by a $9,500 loan from himself and about $2,700 in non-monetary contributions — such as bumper stickers and yard signs paid for by supporters. His campaign had also spent the most money for that period, with much of the approximately $15,600 — which also includes non-monetary contributions — going to advertising, including a rented billboard.
As of Sept. 19, Arnold’s campaign had a remaining balance of just over $12,750.
The next filing deadline is today, Oct. 22.
Caroline Anderson’s campaign raised the second-highest amount of money in the period that ended in September, receiving $19,400 in donations and spending a little more than $6,000. Like those of other candidates, her expenditures were primarily for advertising, though she also paid $2,000 to Political Data Inc. for data access.
Despite raising roughly $8,600 by the reporting deadline, Josh Epstein’s campaign did not list any cash expenditures. About $1,000 of his contributions were non-monetary, and a $400 loan from himself was not included, as it was listed as “forgiven.”
A local resident also issued Epstein’s campaign a $3,600 loan.
The fourth candidate, Belinda Randolph, filed a statement declaring that her campaign had received less than $2,000 by the deadline and therefore did not need to fill out a contribution report.
On Nov. 3, voters will elect two of the candidates to four-year, unpaid positions on the board. To see candidate statements on why they believe you should cast your ballot for them, visit outlooknewspapers.com.

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