Dan Wolk with a Huge Early Monetary Advantage

Wolk-DanIf the smart money is that Dan Wolk is the odds-on favorite to finish first and become the next Mayor Pro Tem of the City of Davis, it was dealt no blow by the initial filing statements filed on Tuesday, indicating that Dan Wolk has a huge lead over the two other candidates that filed financial forms in the 2012 Davis City Council Election.

According to his filings, Dan Wolk brought in $13,319 to date, and he has already spent $7890 for a total cash balance of $5028.  His cash balance is larger than the total contributions received to date by either Stephen Souza or Brett Lee.

Sue Greenwald did not file any financial papers but she did file a form 501 – “Candidate Intention Statement” on January 28, 2012.  Stephen Souza filed the same form on January 31, 2012.

Brett Lee, whose treasurer is former Davis City Councilmember Lamar Heystek, raised $4200 during the period and has $2240 cash on hand.

Stephen Souza, raised slightly more at $4335 and has $4043 cash on hand.  But Mr. Souza lists an outstanding debt of $4500 of a loan made to himself in 2007.

Both Joe Krovoza and Rochelle Swanson updated their filings, changing names to reflect the 2014 election, though there was a disclaimer that was mainly just a bookkeeping move and does not necessarily mean they will run for reelection.

Dan Wolk filings (click to open)

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Brett Lee filings (click to open)

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Stephen Souza filings (click to open)

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—David M. Greenwald reporting



About The Author

David Greenwald is the founder, editor, and executive director of the Davis Vanguard. He founded the Vanguard in 2006. David Greenwald moved to Davis in 1996 to attend Graduate School at UC Davis in Political Science. He lives in South Davis with his wife Cecilia Escamilla Greenwald and three children.

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  1. Matt Williams

    David, if you have access to the electronic documents, could you also post them in name order? Donations by date are interesting, but who is supporting whom is more interesting.

  2. JustSaying

    [quote]“…Dan Wolk brought in ,319….”[/quote]FYI: Something weird always happens with dollar figures in the front page “summaries” of the stories.

  3. David M. Greenwald

    I only have the hard copies, so I would have to enter and sort. I also wanted to redact the address info since that might be a sensitivity issue.

  4. David Suder

    David – Some of the page images have no links. (3rd page of Wolk filing, 2nd page of Souza.)

    Matt – I would be surprised if these filings have been converted to electronic format yet, but I second your request for [i]searchable[/i] versions of all council filings. Davis Community Network used to post this info.

    [b]Always follow the money. [/b]

  5. Rifkin

    [i]”David, if you have access to the electronic documents, could you also post them in name order?”[/i]

    What is strange–and frankly unacceptable given that the city spends so much money on so many IT employees and IT contractors–is that these records are not fully electronic and that the City Clerk is not required to post them online (the way the Secretary of State posts all donation records for legislative and statewide campaigns on Cal-Access).

    I think David is wise to redact some personal information. But it sure would serve the public interest more if the information on the forms given to the candidates were downloaded onto a usable spreadsheet, and the City Clerk could then upload that (minus personal info) onto an easy to read page on the city’s webite.

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