Thursday, September 05, 2013
School board donors
School board is a no pay job. But it still costs money to pay for the mailings and flyers and yardsigns (which are STILL popping up in the right of way. Move them back behind the sidewalk, people!)
Today's the last campaign finance deadline before Tuesday's election, and a look at the money and donors is usually informative. That's especially true this year with the nine candidate field and some strange and contradictory coalitions popping up.
Looking over eight reports from the Iowa City district, Brian Kirschling has raised and spend the most, but not by an order of magnitude. Follow the links to see for yourself, or read my Executive Summary.
Donors of note: None that leap out but a few prominent non-donor endorsements: Rod Sullivan, Bob and Sue Dvorsky, and Jim Throgmorton.
Donors of note: Kirk Ferentz (you may have heard of him) John Balmer (ex-mayor) Jean Jordison (past school candidate) Bill Ambrisco (ex city council), Jim Throgmorton (city council), Peter Wallace (ex-school board), Stephen West (as in Music) Dee Vanderhoef (ex-city council) Bob Downer (regent) Nancy Porter (ICEA retiree) Charlie Funk (banker, co-chair of 2003 bond effort) Pat Harney (county supervisor) Ed Stone (local school activist), Bob Elliott (ex city council)
Donors of note: A few donors are larger: $1500 from Paulina Muzzin and $400 from Jeff Albright, both of Coralville. Other Names You Know: State Rep. Dave Jacoby, Garry Klein (ex-city candidate) Donald Baxter (lefty activist at large), Sally Orr (GOP activist at large),
Donors of note: All donations from self.
Phil Hemingway - No report filed. Says he has spend less than $750 on his homemade signs.
Donors of note: Balmer, Jordison, Stone, Funk, Vanderhoef, Michael Lensing (funeral home) Sarah Swisher (outgoing school board member, ex-Dems chair), Tom Thrams (ex-school board member) Jane Downer (wife of regent Bob) Dottie Ray (radio host) Terry Dahms (ex-Dems chair, ex-supervisor candidate), and Mom.
Left: 0. Also reports $1,584 in-kind contributions
Donors of note: Jordison, Swisher, Throgmorton, Funk, Stone.
Donors of note: Wallace, Paulina Muzzin (for only $50)
Donors of note: $1500 from various unions. Supervisor Rod Sullivan, JCDems chair Mike Carberry, Robin Butler (activist and spouse of Supervisor Janelle Rettig)