.

Candidates Spend Big in Fierce Assembly Race

Troy Edgar and Travis Allen are running for the 72nd Assembly District, which will represent Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Seal Beach and Rossmoor.

Editor’s note: These figures are courtesy of the Secretary of State’s Website and are accurate as of 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Please note this story does not include donations filed after Oct. 20, the end of the latest filing period. 

When it comes to campaign fundraising and spending in the battle for the 72nd Assembly District, Los Alamitos Mayor Troy Edgar has the lead over Huntington Beach businessman Travis Allen, according to the latest filing data.

Whether it's cash on-hand, amount spent, or donations received, Edgar has the most in the race for a district that will represent a number of Orange County community’s including Fountain Valley, Los Alamitos, Rossmoor and Seal Beach.

From Jan. 1 to Oct. 20, Allen raised $322,921.54 and Edgar has $540.088.68, or $217,167.14 more than Allen.

Discounting the loans and donations the candidates have put into their own campaigns, Edgar still has the lead. Edgar has personally donated $215,300 and loaned $100,000 to his own campaign. Allen has personally donated $98,000 and loaned $105,000 to his campaign. Independent of the candidates’ own contributions to the campaign, Allen has received $119,921.54 from donors and Edgar has received $224,788.68.

If he has taken in more money, Edgar has spent more as well. So far, Edgar has shelled out $152,732.11 compare to Allen’s $108,327.87.

In California, the maximum a person can donate to a candidate for the state Legislature is $3,900, and the maximum a small contributor committee can donate is $7,800. A political party can make unlimited donations, according to the latest information from the California Fair Political Practices Commission.

Here are the nine highest individual donations for both campaigns (not counting those from the candidates themselves).

Highest individual donation to Troy Edgar

Contribution

Location

Amount Contributed

Date Contributed

1 California Real Estate PAC

Los Angeles

$7,800

Sept. 13

2 George Briggeman, Briggeman Land Development CEO. Edgar later returned the contributions from Briggeman

Los Alamitos

$3,900

Feb. 27

3 Jim Silva For Assembly 2010

Huntington Beach

$3,900

May 11

4 Pauline P. Ward, Retired

Seal Beach

$3,900

June 6

5 Tom Harman for Board of Equalization 2014

Sacramento

$3,900

June 29

6 Helen M. Edgar, Retired

Norco

$3,900

July 20

7 HP Communications, Inc.

Corona

$3,900

July 20

8 California Hospital Association PAC

Sacramento

$3,900

Sept. 26

9 Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians

Temecula

$3,900

Oct. 9

Highest individual donations to Travis Allen

Contribution

Location

Amount Contributed

Date Contributed

David Allen, Attorney with Atherton and Allen

Brandon, Oregon

$3,900

May 18

Igor Pasternak, CEO of Worldwide Aero Corp

Montebello, California

$3,900

May 18

Theoryr Properties

Ladera Ranch, California

$3,900

Sept. 21

Daniel Callihan, Attorney with Callahan and Blaine

Santa Ana, California

$3,900

Sept. 21

Jong Park, CEO of Elite Education Group

Rowland Heights, California

$3,900

Sept. 28

Pierside Pavilion, LLC

Huntington Beach, California

$3,900

Oct. 17

Guilford Glazier

Beverly Hills, California

$2,500

Aug. 21

Diane Glazier, TV Interviewer

Beverly Hills, California

$2,500

Aug. 21

Sosik Yeung, Homemaker

Beverly Hills, California

$2,100

Oct. 18

Click either of the two links below to see in-depth information on the two candidate's financial activity. 

Travis Allen

ALLEN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012, TRAVIS (ID# 1345986)

CURRENT STATUS

ACTIVE

LAST REPORT DATE THIS SESSION

10/25/2012

REPORTING PERIOD

10/01/2012 - 10/20/2012

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS PERIOD

$17,332.00

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2012 - 10/20/2012

$322,921.54

EXPENDITURES FROM THIS PERIOD

$108,327.87

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1/1/2012 - 10/20/2012

$305,355.75

ENDING CASH

$26,820.02

Troy Edgar

EDGAR FOR ASSEMBLY 2012, TROY (ID# 1344502)

CURRENT STATUS

ACTIVE

LAST REPORT DATE THIS SESSION

10/25/2012

REPORTING PERIOD

10/01/2012 - 10/20/2012

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THIS PERIOD

$126,698.00

TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1/1/2012 - 10/20/2012

$571,907.92

EXPENDITURES FROM THIS PERIOD

$152,732.11

TOTAL EXPENDITURES 1/1/2012 - 10/20/2012

$540,088.68

ENDING CASH

$169,249.18

CLARIFICATION: An earlier version of this article neglected to mention that Edgar returned donations from George Briggeman.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something