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Tirado, Carrillo collect most donations in supervisors' race

March 04, 2002|By LAURA MITCHELL

Staff Writer

Incumbent Tony Tirado leads county Board of Supervisors candidates in campaign fund-raising with $23,475, $10,104 more than the next-highest candidate, according to figures reported by candidates Friday.

That next-highest candidate is Tirado's challenger in District 1, Calexico Mayor Victor Carrillo, who raised $13,371.

District 1 candidates have raised more money in campaign contributions than their District 5 counterparts by $19,056.

Carrillo had spent $12,437.10 as of Friday. Tirado raised $23,475 and spent $20,385.

District 5 challenger Brawley City Councilman Esteban "Steve" Vasquez had raised $6,282 and spent $6,273.55. Incumbent District 5 Supervisor Wally Leimgruber had raised $11,508 in campaign contributions and spent $6,316, according to Sandra Gaskin, who works for Mary Bourne, Leimgruber's campaign treasurer.

Leimgruber's latest financial documents were temporarily misplaced by the county Elections Department.

Tirado's largest contributions, $500 and over, came from:

· $2,500 from the Imperial County Sheriffs' Association political action committee of El Centro;

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· $1,000 from Border Cab of Calexico;

· $1,000 from Calexico Taxi Inc., of Calexico;

· $950 in signs and billboards from John Anaya of Rancho Santa Fe;

· $500 from the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, of Washington, D.C.;

· $500 from A Campillo Enterprises Inc. of Calexico.

He collected $4,659 in unitemized contributions under $100 each.

Tirado's largest expenses were:

· $1,750 for cable television advertisements from Rutter Communications of the Imperial Valley of El Centro;

· $1,675 for advertisements from Rodolfo Ibarra of Mexicali;

· $1,615 for campaign material from Victory Enterprises Inc. of Davenport, Iowa;

· $1,461 for advertisements in the Imperial Valley Press of El Centro;

· $1,298 for fund raising from El Sol Market of Calexico;

· $1,008 for advertisements from KXO Radio of El Centro;

· $707 for advertisements from KICO Radio of Calexico;

· $540 for advertisements from the Calexico Chronicle of Holtville.

Carrillo's contributions of $500 and over were:

· $1,500 from 168 Development of Burlingame;

· $500 from Excel Propert of Beverly Hills;

· $500 from Victoria Place of Calexico;

· $500 from Barry S. Garman Real Estate of Alpine.

Carrillo collected $2,802 in unitemized contributions of less than $100 each.

Carrillo's largest expenses were:

· $2,700 for signs from La Grafica of Mexicali;

· $1,344 for caps, shirts and banners from Professional Packaging of El Centro;

· $1,096 for television advertising from Rutter Media;

· $725 for a fund raiser from TacoMex of Calexico;

· $693 for shirts and banners from Zona Creativa of Mexicali;

· $620 for a fund raiser from Super Shopping of Calexico;

· $600 for advertising in the Imperial Valley Press.

Vasquez's largest contributions, $500 and over, were:

· $1,000 from La Providencia Market;

· $500 from Phil Ricker of Holtville.

He collected $1,807 in unitemized contributions under $100 each.

Vasquez's largest expenses were:

· $1,380 for billboards from Lamar Advertisement of El Centro;

· $984 for advertisements in the Imperial Valley Press;

· $850 for advertisements from El Sol newspaper of El Centro;

· $794 for posters from Professional Packaging of El Centro;

· $506 for posters from Imperial Printers of Brawley.

Leimgruber's contributions, from his original filing Jan. 10 show he received $500 and over from:

· $2,000 from John Hall of La Canada;

· $1,000 from Michael Cameron of Holtville;

· $500 from James McNeal of Los Angeles.

Earlier documents show he collected $739 in unitemized contributions under $100 each. Of the money he raised, $500 went to repay a $24,596 loan he made to himself in 1998.

Leimgruber's largest expenses, according to the Jan. 10 documents, were:

· $1,500 for campaign consultation from Signal Publication, Inc. of El Centro;

· $725 for advertisements in the Imperial Valley Press.

>> Staff Writer Laura Mitchell can be reached at 337-3452 or lauramitchell9@yahoo.com

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