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Fossan Leads the Pack in Campaign Fundraising

Stephanie Fossan, one of the five candidates running for a seat on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council, raised $20,410 in campaign contributions through the most recent reporting period, from July 1-Dec. 31 in 2023.
Each of the candidates’ financial statements were filed to the city clerk’s office. The next filing is due to be reported on Feb. 22 for the period covering Jan. 21 to Feb. 17.
For Fossan’s campaign, the largest amount received from an individual person was $3,000, and the second largest was from herself at $2,000. She reported a total of $953 in nonmonetary contributions and paid $4,319 for yard signs, website management and other fundraising materials for her campaign.
Coming in second, Keith Eich’s campaign raised the next-highest amount of money in the period, receiving $18,153 in contributions.
The largest individual contributions made by three people was $950, while Eich had no nonmonetary contributions.
He paid $3,365 for website maintenance, yard signs, online contribution fees, stamps and food for events, to name a few.
The third-highest earning candidate was Jeanne Hobson, who raised $14,681 in contributions, receiving her highest amount from an individual for $2,500. Her second largest contribution came from three people at $1,000 each.
Hobson received $295 in nonmonetary contributions and took out a loan for $5,000 during the reporting period.
She paid $2,778 for administrative fees for online donations, website set up and maintenance and campaign marketing materials.
The fourth candidate, Quemars Ahmed, raised $5,038 in contributions and received his highest contribution from an individual of $1,000.
He recorded zero nonmonetary contributions and paid $282 for processing fees for online donations.
The fifth and final candidate, Rick Gunter, raised the lowest financial contributions out of the group, reporting $700 from two individuals and recorded zero nonmonetary contributions.
Additionally, he paid $575 for website hosting, stickers, yard signs and T-shirts.
In January, Gunter filed a contribution report for a loan that he made to himself for $5,000.
To view the candidate’s financial statements and more, visit cityoflcf.org/city-clerk/fppc/.

First published in the February 22 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.


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