3rd Supervisorial District: No Surprises in Spitzer vs. Pauly Cash Race
Posted by Chris Nguyen on February 2, 2012
Former Supervisor/Assemblyman Todd Spitzer entered the race for 3rd District Supervisor in early March while Villa Park Councilwoman Deborah Pauly entered the race in mid-October. About a week ago, Pauly told Frank Mickadeit she had about $3,000 while Spitzer told Mickadeit that he had between $1-$1.5 million. The numbers in their campaign finance filings should surprise no one.
In the first 2.5 months after entering the race, Pauly raised $2,810, of which she spent $1,637. That was split between a $74 nonmonetary contribution and two payments: one for campaign literature and the other for her web site. Pauly had $1,247 cash on hand at the end of 2011.
During 2011, Spitzer transferred $1,011,583 from his DA and Central Committee accounts. On top of that, he raised $126,229, raising his warchest to $1,137,812. He spent $154,395 and has outstanding bills of $29,401, for a total of $183,796. His spending was scattered across virtually anything you can think of: consultants, treasurer, fundraiser, slate mailers, web work, printing, and even civic donations. Spitzer had $1,099,031 cash on hand at the end of 2011.
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The new 3rd District consists of 336,640 voters in Anaheim Hills, Orange, Tustin, Villa Park, Yorba Linda, and most of Irvine. The new district includes the 4,600 voters in Villa Park who elected Deborah Pauly to two terms on the Council, but those voters (along with 44,000 voters in Yorba Linda) also elected Todd Spitzer to two terms on the Board of Supervisors in the 1990s version of the 3rd District. Substantial portions of the 73,000 voters in Orange elected Spitzer to two terms on the Board of Supervisors and three terms in the State Assembly. The 36,000 voters in Tustin elected Spitzer to three terms in the State Assembly.