With voter's pamphlets circulating the Ballard News-Tribune thought our readers would be curious to see who’s funding our District 6 candidates’ campaigns as they race for the City Council seat.
The City’s Ethics and Election Commission enforces, interprets and administers the Seattle Ethics Code for elections. Candidates must report their campaign contributions and expenditures as well as their financial condition. The full campaign financial disclosure report can be found at http://www2.seattle.gov/ethics/eldata/filings/campaigns.asp?ElCycle=el15a
By far the leader in funding is the incumbent, Councilmember Mike O’Brien. So far he has raised $57,384. 26 percent of the amount is coming from District 6; 20 percent from District 3; 14 percent from outside city limits; and 13 percent from District 7. The rest of the amount has come from all parts of the city or an address was not declared. O’Brien did not report personally funding his own campaign. Furthermore, individual donors make up the bulk of O’Brien’s campaign amounting to 76 percent of the contributions totaling $43,225.More ›