MARTINEZ -- So far, the race for campaign cash isn't close, based on the Martinez council candidates' finance statements covering July through September. Below are a few notable donations.
Dylan Radke, an attorney, has raised $17,505 and has strong labor union support: International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local No. 302, $1,500 Ted Radke (his father and East Bay Regional Park District board member), $1,500 Gail Murray for BART Board, $1,000 UA Local No. 159, $750 Insulators and Asbestos Workers Local No. 16, $100 Laborers International Local No. 324, $750 Councilman Mike Menesini, $100
Farias, a former planning commissioner, reported $8,413 in cash donations: Friends of Lara DeLaney, $1,000 Friends of Rob Schroder, $250 Earl D. Dunivan, $250 Bisio & Dunivan, $250 Dunivan-Dunivan, $250 PowerPAC.org Voter Fund, $1,000 Foxwood Community LLC (Pleasant Hill), $500
Incumbent Mark Ross loaned his campaign $1,750 and reported two cash contributions totaling $350. Arsenio Escudero raised $450 and at the forum he said all of his donations except one came from family members.
Lisa P. White covers Martinez and Pleasant Hill. Contact her at 925-943-8011. Follow her at Twitter.com/lisa_p_white.