first_img“I loaned myself money because I didn’t want to get involved in campaign finance issues,” he said. “I can spend my own money and people won’t make an issue of where I get the money. I can afford this.” Two years ago, Moisa spent nearly $50,000 – more than any other candidate. Questions also were raised about a $5,000 contribution from Ibiza Steak and Lounge Restaurant, now Rome Fine Dining. This time, it’s Vinatieri who has larger donations and has received the most money. While Moisa received only three contributions of $500 or more, Vinatieri had 13 donations of $1,000 each. “The money that has been contributed is wide-ranging from across the community from large business owners to a whole slew of retirees,” Vinatieri said. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventSo far, Vinatieri has raised $35,530 and spent $19,328. Moisa has raised $23,272 and spent $15,013. The two candidates are the only ones out of six in the April11 election who raised more than $1,000. Arthur Rock, who is also seeking the Lopez seat, filed a short form stating he will spend less than $1,000. Councilmen Bob Henderson and Greg Nordbak and challenger Joe Marsico are seeking two four-year terms. Moisa said he chose not to seek much in the way of campaign contributions to defuse any questions about the source of money. WHITTIER – Whittier City Council candidate Joe Vinatieri has raised about $35,000 for his campaign compared to $23,000 by his main opponent, Alex Moisa.They are running for the two-year expiring term of Councilman Doug Lopez. Vinatieri relied on many donations, some large and many small, according to campaign finance reports submitted to the Whittier City Clerk’s Office. Moisa’s biggest donor was himself. He loaned his campaign $16,000. last_img read more

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