Elk Grove Mayoral Candidate Kevin Spease Amasses $68k From Small Donations, Loans

August 1, 2016 |

Elk Grove Mayoral candidate Kevin Spease filed his first campaign finance report with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office today. During the period between his entry in the race on February 2 and June 30, 2016, Spease amassed $68,970 in his war chest.

According to the California Form 460 filing, $40,000 came from two loans of $20,000 from himself and his father David Spease and the rest from donations. Along with the loans, of his 15 business donations, the largest came came from Gil Moore Oil Company, $7,500; Concrete North Inc, $2,000; Nissan of Elk Grove, $1,000; and NU Star PAC, $1,000.

The bulk of Spease's donations were from 54 individual contributions, many of which were in the $100 to $200 range. Among individual donations of note came from Spease's fellow Elk Grove Planning Commissioner Frank Maita who contributed $500 and $200 from Elk Grove Unifed School District Trustee, Nancy Chaires Espinoza.

Spease also received non-cash contributions valued at $3,375 and $1,290 from Pin n Strikes bowling and The Falls Event Center respectively.

On the expense side, Spease's largest expenditures were payments made to TAB Communications, Campaign Consultant, $7,052; Sophia Scherman, Professional Services, $5,009; and Political Data, Polling Research & Survey, $4,200.

Spease is one of six candidates who have declared their intentions to succeed current mayor Gary Davis who recently announced he will not be seeking a third two-year term. Spease entered the race in February well before Davis' surprise announcement.

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