Richard Barb Widens Fundraising Lead In District III Supervisor Race
Still shocking most political insiders, small business owner Richard Barb again out-worked his opponent during this last reporting period for campaign contributions, further widening his total fundraising lead in El Dorado County’s red hot District III race. According to California State Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) disclosure reports filed at the El Dorado County Elections Office for the period ending October 20th and made available on Friday, small business owner Richard Barb raised $11,386 in contributions besting retired fire chief Brian Veerkamp’s $9,329.
“Richard Barb’s amazing outpouring of support from individuals and businesses is phenomenal, over 250 people came to his last fundraiser two weeks ago at High Hill Ranch”, said John Stelzmiller the Finance Chair for Richard Barb’s campaign committee, “this proves our contention that this race is a referendum about who can best fix our broken business climate and create good-paying jobs for working families”.
“The question voters are asking themselves is - who is better to fix our local economy and create good jobs, a small business owner or a lifetime Government employee?” explained Stelzmiller, “and they are continuing to used their contributions to vote for Richard Barb by an overwhelming margin”.
Cumulative contributions from January 1, 2011 – September 30, 2012 show Barb raising $87,202 in donations and borrowing no money, while Veerkamp raised $51,634 in donations and borrowed $17,956 to keep pace for a total of $69,590. The FPPC considers loans to be spendable cash and includes loans as a part of the total contributions received by campaigns. Barb’s funding has largely come from the small business sector while Veerkamp’s has come from old family connections and labor unions.
Richrd Barb’s growing list of endorsements includes: the National Tax Limitation Committee, Gun Owners of America, California Taxpayer Protection Committee, Gun Owners of California, California Republican Assembly, Region Builders, Senator Don Rogers (Ret.), Senator H.L. Richardson (Ret.), Assemblyman Dan Louge, former Sheriff Hal Barker, former Undersheriff Ernie Hillman and approximately 150 individual businesses.
The election is this coming Tuesday, November 6.
Below is a summary of the latest Form 460 Campaign Disclosure Reports for the period ending on 10/20/12 and were just made available on Friday.
Contributions Period 10/01-10/20