Inside the Council Campaign War Chests

The historic 10-1 City Council election saw unprecedented levels of campaign cash flow through candidate coffers – most notably Mayor Steve Adler surpassing the $1 million mark. Adler and some candidates, not strictly bound by self-loan rules, were also able to pull hefty sums from their own pockets to their respective campaigns. Here's a snapshot of how much candidates raised from individual donors giving no more than $350 each and how much money they loaned themselves.

R: Raised   L: Loaned   T: Total   photos: John Anderson

Mayor: Steve Adler
R: $1,138,320
L: $387,239
T: $1,525,559

D9: Kathie Tovo
R: $115,707
L: $100,000
T: $215,707

D4: Greg Casar
R: $203,784
L: $5,025
T: $208,809

D10: Sheri GALLO
R: $179,457
L: $0
T: $179,457

D8: Ellen Troxclair
R: $117,156
L: $55,000
T: $172,156

D5: Ann Kitchen
R: $103,928
L: $43,200
T: $147,128

D7: Leslie Pool
R: $95,888
L: $40,500
T: $136,388

D1: Ora Houston
R: $110,477
L: $0
T: $110,477

D2: Delia Garza
R: $62,276
L: $6,515
T: $68,791

D6: Don Zimmerman
R: $45,473
L: $20,000
T: $65,473

D3: Pio Renteria
R: $52,808
L: $1,300
T: $54,108

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