Wonder how much political hopefuls are spending to win two city council seats in Mission Viejo? Want to know where that money came from and how it's being spent?
This year candidates have collectively spent over $70,000 to win your vote.
- Check below for a full report of candidate campaign expenses and contributions
Challenger Wendy Bucknum has raised the most money this year with about $33,500, thanks in part to a $9,000 donation from a state real estate lobby.
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.
Mayor Frank Ury is the only candidate who spent more than $1,000 and has no debt.
Challenger Ed Sachs loaned himself most of his campaign money—about $11,400.
Read details about the candidates' finances here:
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