Among Mission Viejo City Council candidates, Councilwoman Cathy Schlicht has spent the most this year—about $29,300. About $7,200 of that has been spent on campaign literature and miscellaneous campaign costs.
Schlicht has loaned her campaign $11,953. Larry Gilbert, who was paid $350 by the Schlicht campaign for a fundraising event, has loaned her campaign $1,250.
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In January, Schlicht received a $1,000 donation from former Mission Viejo councilwoman Gail Reavis.
Garage sales contributed another $2,500 to her campaign, according to state filings. The garage sales were held Aug. 27 and Sept. 12.
Schlicht received $500 from the Family Action Pac, which describes itself on its website as "socially conservative."
She spent about $3,900 on campaign literature and mailings. Another $3,400 was spent on miscellaneous campaign paraphernalia.
Here's a breakdown of campaign expenses and contributions from state forms submitted in early October:Candidate Contributions This Year Contributions July-Sept Expenses This Year Expenses July-Sept Campaign Debt Wendy Bucknum $33,557.36 $17,196 $27,399 $24,532 $204.13 Ed Sachs $15,275.11 $14,942.41 $10,395.11 Cathy Schlicht $28,109.40 $6,123.40 $29,338.39 $12,867 $13,201 Frank Ury $23,048 $12,899 $19,274 $18,794 $0