Based on a review of campaign filings by Petaluma City Council candidates submitted on October 5, through the end of September a total of $59,174 has been raised through a combination of out-of-town contributions, in-town contributions and debt. The funding was dominated by contributions from outside interests and supported by debt.
- The largest source of funding was Out-Of-Town Contributions. These contributions represented 41% of total funding.
- Debt played a significant role in keeping two candidates, Healy and Miller competitive. Renee also relied heavily on debt. Overall, debt represents 25% of total candidate funding. 99% of the debt was concentrated in three candidates, Healy, Miller and Renee. Herries and Kearney have no debt and Davies only 1% of the total.
- Less than a third, 32%, of campaign funding came from Petaluma residents and businesses. Only Davies and Herries received a majority of their funding from local sources.
– Kearney received 79% from outside interests;
– Only 18% of Healy’s funding came from Petaluma contributors
– Just over a quarter, 25.8% of Miller’s funding came from Petaluma
– Under a quarter, 23% of Renee’s funding came from Petaluma