◼ DA candidates combine to spend $260,000: A look at filing statements in the race to become the county's top law enforcement official
460s are in.
Jackson received monetary contributions of $31,147 this period, bringing her year-to-date total to $85,072. Gallegos, on the other hand, only brought in $21,470 in cash contributions this period, but still edges Jackson in the year-to-date total, having pulled in $97,255.
In total, however, Gallegos' campaign is running in the red. The statements indicate the district attorney has received $36,000 in loans and has accrued $15,677 in unpaid bills since the beginning of the year, for a total outstanding debt of more than $50,000. He reported ending September with about $8,300 in cash on hand.
In contrast, Jackson has received $10,500 in loans this year and accrued $1,758 in unpaid bills, for a total outstanding debt of $12,258. She reported ending September with $15,842 in cash on hand.
All added up for the year, Gallegos reported that he has spent $152,122 and Jackson reported spending $109,986, for a total of $262,108.
Jackson's largest cash contributors for the current filing period were the Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff's PAC, which contributed $4,000; Harry Hardin, owner of Eel River Disposal, who contributed $1,500; Jackie McBeth, of Eureka, who contributed $1,500; the HBE PAC, which contributed $1,000. For the year, Jackson's largest contributors are the Humboldt County Deputy Sheriff's PAC, which has contributed $10,500; Hardin, who has donated $5,825; Kenneth Quigley, of McKinleyville, who has donated $4,015; Nancy Cavanaugh of Eureka, who has donated $1,735; and her campaign treasurer Patrick Whitchurch, who has donated $1,540.
Gallegos reported his largest contributors for the filing period as attorney Jennifer Keller, who donated $3,500; dentist Karissa Elloway, who donated $1,370; Eureka's GSH One Enterprises LLC, who donated $1,200; and Patrick Murphy, owner of Murphy's Markets, who donated $1,000. For the year, Gallegos' biggest contributors have been Keller, who has donated $3,500; Elloway, who has donated $2,960; Murphy, who has donated $2,000; Eureka attorney Neal Sanders, who has contributed $1,500; and Conrad Gregory, who works on Gallegos' campaign and has donated $1,450.