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How Much Has Wendy Bucknum Spent Running for City Council?

Find out who donated to City Council candidate Wendy Bucknum here.

Challenger Wendy Bucknum raised more money than any of the six city council candidates prior to October.

Bucknum received $9,000 from the California Real Estate Political Action Committee. This PAC supports the interests of the California Board of Realtors.

She received $1,000 from former Mission Viejo City Council member Roger Faubel of Lake Forest, who owns a high-profile public relations firm. Another $1,000 was given to her by the Orange County Auto Dealers Association.

Read about other candidate finances here:

Bucknum's campaign has spent about $27,400 this year. She spent $1,000 at Councilman Dave Leckness's Kwik Kopy Printing for brochures, according to state forms. She spent $1,300 on food and $275 on wine for a fundraiser at Scarantino's Italian Grill in Lake Forest.

The candidate has spent $3,800 on lawn signs, $5,400 on campaign consulting and $1,100 on mailers. Another $670 was spent on advertising in the Casta Courier, a newsletter for the city's largest gated retirement community.

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
Nicky Wealch October 16, 2012 at 04:28 AM
LOL, voting 4 them is like fighting for virginity, Just say NO to Ury & Bucknum the bark no park team.
Wendy Bucknum October 16, 2012 at 07:55 PM
Please go to www.wendybucknum.com to find out about my long time involvement as a community volunteer as well with the Mission Viejo business community.
Desi Kiss October 20, 2012 at 07:12 PM
Irrelevant of how much each of the candidates spend, (and some say it's all about money) it is ultimately up to the voters to decide on November 6, 2012. After all the spin, slick tricks, smoke & mirrors, I'm confident that the MV voters will do the right thing. This is a critical election about the hearth, soul and the future of our City. Candidates are running for the City Council and NOT for Mayor. The City of MV is based on the Council/Manager form of local government. That is, the elected members of the City Council appoint the City Manager to serve as the chief executive officer of the municipality. In addition to the City Manager the Council also appoints the City Attorney. The Mayor is elected for a 1 year term by the 5 elected Council members. There are 2 open seats available on the City Council for the November 6, 2012 election. There are 6 candidates: Cathy Schlicht, Wendy Bucknum, Desi J. Kiss, Ed Sachs, Frank Ury and Richard Coleman. Please vote for Desi J. Kiss, MS,PE on November 6, 2012. To learn more about my candidacy please visit : http://djk4mv.wordpress.com and/or http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/kiss_d/ Thank you all for your support and vote!
Jim Crockett Jr November 07, 2012 at 09:14 AM
Windy ---keep flapping your gums.,
Dan Avery November 07, 2012 at 09:17 AM
You been drinking tonight, Francis? Is that why you're so mean? Or is it because, you know, you got a girl's name?

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