Irvine mayoral incumbent Sukhee Kang and Republican council candidate Jeff Lalloway still lead in fundraising heading down the home stretch to Election Day, according to the Oct. 21 filing of campaign finance disclosure forms.
Kang, a Democrat, who is competing with Republican candidate Christopher Gonzales to keep his mayoral seat, has raised $139,762 so far, and had $49,715 on hand at the end of the filing period. Gonzales, meanwhile, has taken in $10,806, picking up a little more than $4,500 of that since the beginning of October.
Lalloway reported raising $95,950 so far and having $46,877 in cash on hand for the final days of his campaign.
Democratic incumbent Councilman Larry Agran reported raising $89,801 so far, a big spike since he reported raising $38,359 as of Sept. 30. However, $68,000 of his total came from loans to himself. Agran reported having $18,473 in cash on hand.
Democratic council candidate Shiva Farivar, who is chairwoman of the city’s community services commission, has raised $44,510 so far. She also reported having $4,194 in cash on hand.
Lynn Schott, who was elected to the Orange County Republican Central Committee earlier this year, reported raising $24,678 for her council campaign. She reported $11,901 in cash on hand.
Amounts raised by other council candidates: Real Estate Broker Yunus Aksoy, $15,365; student Chris Moore, $2,032; Bijan Mazarji, $1,000.
— ADAM ELMAHREK