Sunday, October 28, 2012

Lake Oswego Mayors Race - Who is Donating and How Much?

To All COLA LO Members,

There are now only 9 days before the election.  The race for Mayor of Lake Oswego is generating large contributions and its time to update ourselves on the supporters for the two candidates for Mayor.  Is a limited group of supporters and special interests supporting candidates in an attempt to influence the outcome?   Lets look at the details:

 Greg Macpherson Committee ID 15485 has raised an incredible $52K with contributions mainly from attorneys, consultants, state elected officials (Democrats), political consultants, former Mayor Judie Hammerstad and individuals.   Donations also include several PACs related to utilities and Realtors.  

He currently has $41K in cash available for the final weeks of the campaign.  Many in the community are wondering if he plans to spend this cash hoard on additional direct mail and advertising.  
A recent Oregonian Article summarized his contributors Mayoral Campaign fundraising.    In the article the Oregonian states: "Most of Macpherson’s biggest donations come from outside Lake Oswego, such as $2,012 and $1,000 from Portland lawyers Phil Walsh and Tom Kramer, respectively. Wilsonville resident Danton Wagner also donated $1,000. Lake Oswego resident Caroline Borduin, who is the president of organization Democracy Talking, also topped the giving list with $1,000. Several Democratic politicians donated, including Clackamas County commissioner Ann Lininger, the campaigns of state Sen. Richard Devlin, D-Lake Oswego, state Rep. Tobias Read, D-Beaverton, and state Rep. Chris Garrett, D-Lake Oswego. Denise Frisbee, former Lake Oswego planning director who retired at the end of 2011, donated $600 to Macpherson’s campaign and $150 to Councilor Bill Tierney’s re-election campaign."

Kent Studebaker Committee id 15861 for mayor has raised $31K from Physicians, attorneys, and one city councilor. Most of his donations continue to come from He has approximately $7K in cash to spend in the final weeks of the election.

Please notify all members, contacts, and friends...


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