Ben Cantu is making his strongest effort ever in terms of raising money in his bid to secure elected office.
As of Monday Cantu had raised $11,075 in his bid to get elected Manteca mayor on Nov. 6 trailing incumbent Steve DeBrum by just over $5,000. Cantu’s donations so far this election cycle is almost double his 2014 effort.
DeBrum has raised $16,249 so far this campaign.
In their last match up in 2014 DeBrum raised $46,404 and Cantu $6,649.
In the four man race for two council seats $37,145 has been raised to date with Jose Nuno leading the way with $26,364.
Overall between the mayor’s race and the campaign for the two available council seats $64,469 has been raised to date
The overall election cycle record for fundraising in Manteca was $125,000 the last time the two council seats and mayor’s position were up for grabs in 2014.
Gary Singh — who is now midway thro9ugh his first four-year term — set the individual high mark of $51,405 in his successful 2014 campaign when there were only two council seats up for grabs.
Cantu’s donations include:
$1,500: Elberto Cantu
$300: Suse and Joe Martinez, Frank Fiore, Toni Raymus, Lucille Harris, Pedro Oropeza
$250: Charles Hewtitt, Andrew Uvalles
$150: Marco Galeazzi,
$100: James Bantrup, Ruben and Fernanda Tarin, Charles Hewitt, Bud Ftacek, Richard and Kathleen Ochoa, Marvin Gaines, Miko Spurlin
The overall amount includes a $2,098.50 loan to Cantu’s campaign from BC Planning. It is a firm that Cantu owns.
The balance was in-kind donations such as $2,400 for office space. The rest is in the form of contributions of $99 or less.
As of July 31, Cantu had spent $10,992.17. He had a cash balance of $83.33.
DeBrum’s donations include:
$1,000: The Real Estate Store, Port Freight, Casino Real, DSS Company/Knife River Construction, Frontiers Homes, Toni Raymus/Andrew Sephos, William and Susan Filios, Republic Services
$500: TR Land Company, Anthony Barkett, Arthur and Jennifer Nunes, Harkeem, Ellis & Marenjo, Chadha Construction, MNB Express, Two Guys Food & Fuel
$300: Northstar Engineering Group, Western Singh Brokers
$250: Bhan Family Partnership, Manteca Mart Liquor, Tahoe River
$200: Dhoot Brothers Partnership, Danna Farms, The Brocchini Family Partnerships, Dutra Farms, Ronald L. Cheek Corp.
The rest is in the form of contributions of $99 or less.
$150: Rick and Mikki Riella, Tallerico Family, Rick and Judy Wentworth, Keokham for Treasurer-Tax Collector
$125: Richard and Linda Silverman, Peggy and James Spear, Sharon and Bob Busser
$100: Moses Zapien, Ron Light, Charles Halford, Nick and Sallie Obligacion,
The rest is $284 worth of in-kind donations and in the form of contributions of $99 or less.
As of July 31 DeBrum has spent $9,387.03. As of Monday his campaign had a cash balance of $9,353.92.
Nuno’s campaign had a beginning cash balance of $1,347 before the start of the most recent reporting period that ended July 31. Nuno raised $20,864 in the last reporting period. He currently has a balance of $13,568 and has spent $8,642. His most recent contributions are:
$1,000: Larry Anderson, Casino Real
$500: David Tenney, Anthony Zeiter, Arlene Drais, Edward Jackosn, Manteca Mart Liquors, Two Guys Food and Fuel
$250: Manuel Alvarado, Max and Bertha Dela Mora, Albert Boyce, Gunsch Electric, Knife River Construction, Anthony Alegre, JR Anderson Land use Planning, Darryl Quarsema, Demetrios Filios, Trinity Development & Construction, Avanti Properties, Brian Jones, Northstar Engineering, Susan Filios
$249: Hakeem, Ellis & Marengo, William Filios, Tony Gutierrez, TX3 Enterprises, Tery Guiterrez, Anna Buckner, John Eppers, Laurin Sephos, Zoe Sephos, Bruce Bentz, Dhanesh Rharvani, Elizabeth DeJong, Craig DeJong, Bob Raymus, Andrew Sephos, Beacon Land Company, Frontiers Homes, Sundance Development, Toni Raymus, TR Land Company, Anthony Barkett, Toinette Rossi, A Tavola Together, Affordable Energy Partners, A/R Enterprises, Brocchini Farms
$200: Cecelia Ponzini, Antonio and Teresa Nuno, Nirvail Singh, Law Office of Eddie Torres, MCR Engineering, Danna Farms, The Brocchini Family Partnership, Ron L. Cheek Corp., Dutra Farms,
$150: Center Plumbing, David Floyd, David Marques, Mountain Mike’s Pizza, Diana Tallerico,
$100: Aresenio Mataka, Thomas Collishaw, Moises Zapien Adam Escoto, Mary Mitracos, Second Opinion Communications, William Barnhart, John Gold, Shamus Roller, Charlie Halford, Vincent Hernandez, Joanne Jamerson, Phonxay Keokham, Alex Laffranchi, James Thomas, Peter Carey
Morowit’s campaign had a beginning cash balance of $8,781 before the start of the most recent reporting period that ended July 31. He currently has a balance of $7,748.02 and has spent $3,038.38
His most recent donations are:
$1,000: Shining Star Transportation, Anthony Barkett
Breitenbucher’s campaign has a balance of $448 and has spent $251. He has raised $700. His most recent contributions are:
$200: David Cameron
Breitenbucher has also made a $500 personal loan to his campaign.
Silva’s campaign has a cash balance of $950 and made no expenditures during the most recent reporting period that ended July 31. He has received $950 in donations.
His most recent donations are:
$750: Jessica Reasoner
$100: Elaine Hallgath, Andrew Peters