PITTSBURG -- Pittsburg council member Will Casey has raised the most in campaign funds in a four-candidate race for two seats on the City Council since the start of the year.
The Oct. 1 through Oct. 25 reporting period is the last filing period before the Nov. 6 election. Casey raised $1,000 from the California Real Estate political action committee for the most recent reporting period, and a total of $7,400, which includes a $5,000 loan Casey made to himself, since the beginning of the year.
Earlier contributions included $1,000 from Joseph Garaventa, owner of Garaventa Enterprises, of which Pittsburg Disposal Service is a subsidiary, and $200 from Alan Mitchell Jr., treasurer of Garaventa Enterprises.
Contributions of less than $100 do not include the name of the contributors in the reports filed by candidates
Mayor Ben Johnson also raised $1,000 from the California Real Estate political action committee during the latest filing period, and a total of $7,136.40 since the beginning of the year. Earlier contributions included $300 from Garaventa and $300 from Jason Pauline, owner of Black Diamond Electric of Antioch.
George Harris reported raising $6,200 in contributions for the last filing period, all of which came from a loan he made to himself, and a total of $10,625 in contributions since the start of the year, of which $8,000 was a loan from himself. Earlier contributions included $1,675 from Black Diamond Electric and $750 from Mike Pauline of Antioch.
Robert Lewis raised $3,675 in contributions for the latest filing period, including $1,000 from the California Real Estate political action committee, and a total of $4,610 since the start of the year.
Other contributions received in the latest filing period included $250 from Joseph Canciamilla, owner of the Pittsburg Funeral Chapel and a former Pittsburg city councilman and former state assemblyman, $250 from Contra Costa Supervisor Federal Glover, and $500 from Primo Queseda, owner of Ramar Foods, and $500 from Susan Quesada, vice president of Ramar Foods. Previous contributions included $250 from attorney Ron Rives, president of the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, and Bill and Terry Munoz, owners of the New Mecca Cafe.
Contact Eve Mitchell at 925-779-7189. Follow her on Twitter.com/EastCounty_Girl.