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Duran Leads in Campaign Fundraising

Financial statements from the nine Council candidates are available on the city's website.

Councilman John Duran leads the pack of candidates running for West Hollywood City Council with nearly $90,000 in campaign contributions received for the 2013 election.

Documents available on the city's website show the following contribution totals for the field of nine hopefuls:

  • Councilman John Duran: $89,885
  • Mayor Jeffrey Prang: $55,550
  • Christopher Landavazo: $26,151
  • Steve Martin: $21,118
  • Sam Borelli: $20,358
  • Tristan Schukraft: $3,383
  • Nick Garzilli: $700
  • Tome Demille: $300
  • Rusty Wiggs: $100

The website Wehoville has published several stories analyzing where the money came from, noting that the bulk is from real estate developers based outside West Hollywood. Some contributions fall into the "questionable" category, such as a $500 contribution from a Duran donor who claimed he never heard of the councilman.

The election is March 5.

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TK February 15, 2013 at 11:43 PM
Steve Martin was for the Sunset Millennium before he was against it... He voted for it, took thousands of dollars of developer money for his future races and is now running as the the purity candidate against business as usual?!!!! HUH? And he is also held office for a decade and is now the term limit guy? WHAT? I just got all this from the Wehoville news. PATCH show us you're a real investigative journalist and get the info out on ALL the candidates and stop having selective integrity in journalism.
me February 17, 2013 at 05:55 PM
please provide links to prove your claims
Stephanie February 17, 2013 at 07:37 PM
Here's a new facebook page where you can access news stories from various sources about what's going on behind the scenes and right under our noses in West Hollywood. Check it out. Become informed and cast your ballot for change on March 5, 2013. http://www.facebook.com/WhoOwnsWeho?ref=ts&fref=ts
me February 17, 2013 at 07:55 PM
SHOCKING!!!....when you see it all on one page like this.....yes, WHO owns weho is a good question!!!....can you say {{{{{{{ D-E-V-E-L-O-P-E-R-S }}}}}}} boys and girls???....the city is clearly for sale and our city council members are selling it all off one block at a time.....who wants to live in a concrete jungle of buildings 6 or more stories up creating a dark tunnel along santa monica blvd, sunset blvd and la brea ave????.....not to mention the insane gridlock of cars on all streets in every direction....do the RESIDENTS really want a Mini- Manhattan???...ohhhh yes, that's right, the city doesn't ASK its residents want they want.....they just ramrod their developer friends projects down our throats....thankfully, a lot of people are starting to fight back against this insanity.......join the fight now people, once the deal is done, there's nothing you can do but choke on the mess the council has created.....GREAT JOB putting this page together folks!!!
Mike Dolan February 28, 2013 at 10:04 PM
MUST READ!!! http://www.wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=7730 LOOK AT THIS TOO!!! http://wehonews.com/z/wehonews/archive/page.php?articleID=7731

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