The latest round of campaign donation reports released by the West Hollywood City Clerk shows contributions of $63,548 to five of the nine candidates for two seats on the City Council. That raises total contributions thus far to $281,275.
Incumbent council members John Duran and Jeffrey Prang received the bulk of the contributions, with Prang raising $27,990, bringing his overall total to $83,540, and Duran raising $26,640, bringing his total to $116,525, including a $10,000 contribution made to an independent campaign committee supporting him.
As with previous reports, the majority of donors were from outside West Hollywood. Sixty-five percent of Prang’s donations came from outside the city, with $4,550 in contributions from real estate interests, $2,000 from billboard owners and $2,500 from current or prospective city vendors. Sixty-nine percent of Duran’s donors were from outside West Hollywood, with $4,200 coming from real estate interests, $3,000 from current and prospective city vendors and $2,000 from billboard owners.
Challenger Sam Borelli reported contributions of $7,006, bringing his total to date to $27,364. Thirty-eight percent of his donors were from outside West Hollywood, with no significant contributions from any particular interest group.
Candidates Nick Garzilli and Tristan Schukraft did not report combined donations in excess of $1,000 each. The City Clerk’s office has not released donation reports from candidates Tom Demille, Christopher Landavazo and Steve Martin.
Reports of donations for the Jan. 20 through Feb. 16 period must be filed with the City Clerk by Feb. 20 and typically are released the public in the days that follow. These reports are the last that will be released before the March 5 election.