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What are City Council Candidates Spending on Campaigning?

There are five candidates who are running for three open seats on the Laguna Niguel City Council. According to public records here is what they are spending.

Wondering who leads the Laguna Niguel City Council race in fund raising and campaign expenditures?

According to public records, the honor goes to candidate 

The report states: "State campaign finance documents show that her election committee has received $35,589 in total contributions this year and spent $25,737. Contributions include a $10,000 loan."

To learn what the other candidates are spending including Jerry McCloskey, Tony English, Jerry Slusiewicz and you can read more of the Register article here.

There are a total of five candidates who are running for three open seats on the Laguna Niguel City Council. Present Mayor Paul Glaab and Councilman Gary Capata have reached the end of their term limits, and Mayor Pro Tem Joe Brown did not seek reelection.

For more on Laguna Niguel elections click here.

Don Mccoy October 31, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Well Tony's budget obviously includes funds for a Robocall service (of which I have received 3 calls from him) which has definitely influenced my vote and not in a positive way.
Kevin Harris November 01, 2012 at 12:07 AM
I'm voting for brad barber! Lifetime resident! And is not seeking any funds for his campaign. Better question: why does the city have a franchise agreement with Crr for dumpsters? If my mom was remodeling her house. She has to use a Crr dumpster. I think residents should have a choice of whoever they want to use for remodel debris removal! Where has free enterprise gone!
Brad Barber November 02, 2012 at 03:18 AM
5 of the candidates have/or will spend nearly $80,000 collectively. I am proud to proclaim I have self funded my campaign (less than $1000) and I refused to accept money that could influence any of my decisions. Please take some time to research who contributed to the candidates and what they spent their money on (something you should do for any candidate or proposition). http://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/index.aspx?NID=481 Then decide who would best represent you and your interests on city council (do not vote based upon who had the most postcards or street signs). FYI- City Council Members get $400/month http://www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/index.aspx?NID=562
Jerry Slusiewicz November 05, 2012 at 07:12 AM
I agree with Mr. Barber. It is important for voters to decide who would best represent the interests of the city of Laguna Niguel. When I moved to this city I loved it so much I felt it was really important to get involved in maintaining its beauty and fiscal conservatism by volunteering my time. I have spent 12 years volunteering on three of the eight committees that report to city council. The council members depend on these sub committees to vet out issues and make recommendations to them. I have served 6 years on the Investment, Banking, and Audit Committee; 1 year on the Public Safety Committee; and the last 5 years as a Planning Commissioner. Our Planning Commission has full authority to approve projects. I am the only candidate with a public voting record on issues that directly affect our great city and I am proud of my voting record. Recent projects include Whole Foods Market, Hobby Lobby, and the upcoming Lifetime Fitness. No other candidate has served close to 12 years or on three different committees. Two candidates haven't served on any of the committees that serve our city council yet they now want you to elect them as a city council member. Please research the candidates and their experience for yourself. I sent out mailers, put out signs, and walked neighborhoods to inform voters of my experience. I apologize if we haven't met yet but if elected my door will always be open to the public. I respectfully ask for your vote. Thank you, Jerry Slusiewicz
Brad Barber November 05, 2012 at 11:54 PM
Mr. Slusiewicz, You have served on the cities commissions almost as long as the current city council members...I commend you for your service. I was surprised when the Orange County Register did NOT endorse you, but endorsed ME along with two other people that have served on some committees. http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/city-373973-candidates-niguel.html I am not trying to compete with your 12 years of service or $23,000 in campaign expenditures. Like the Register points out I will give the Council a "fresh perspective on issues facing the city". My fresh perspective comes from being a lifelong resident and running several successful businesses with hundreds of employees as well as countless hours of community service. Best of luck tomorrow. I will be glad when do not have to look at any more political signs on the sides of the road !!!
Jeff Santoni November 07, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Who is responsible to pick up all those signs the politicians and supporters placed all over our clean community? And how soon??

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