Lake Forest Park mayoral candidate and deputy mayor Dwight Thompson, leads all Lake Forest Park candidates in fundraising in the Nov. 8 general election, according to Public Disclosure Commission documents.
Thompson has raised $28,779 and spent $16,250, and most of that—$13,515—has gone to Olympia-based campaign consultants TR Strategies to produce fliers and other services.
Thompson has raised $13,843 in cash contributions. His largest contributors are his wife, Irene Arden, ($1,600, the $800 maximum in the primary and the $800 maximum in the general election); his mother, Lydia Thompson, ($1,600, $800 in each the primary and general); and Bike PAC ($800). He also has received $500 from Frank the Door Store and $300 each from Lake Forest Park Councilman Don Fiene and $300 from 32nd District Rep. Ruth Kagi (D-LFP).
Thompson’s opponent, former Councilwoman Mary Jane Goss, has raised $21,711 total, with $12,300 in cash. She has spent $14,275.
Her major donors are the Washington Association of Realtors ($1,600, $800 maximum in the primary and general election), her neighbor and LFP Gov. Watch member Margaret Marshall ($1,300, $800 in the primary and $500 in the general election), Richard Marshall ($800, primary) and the National Women’s Political Caucus ($800, primary).
For Council Position 2, incumbent Catherine Stanford has raised $9,552, including $6,035 in cash, and has spent $3,331.
Her opponent Brian Cathcart, has raised $2,525 and spent $1,423. Cathcart’s C-4 form still lacks detailed spending on Schedule A, according to the PDC, which has contacted him about turning that in.
In the Council Position 4 race, Jeff Johnson has raised $4,419 and spent $1,889.
His opponent, Chuck Paulsen, has raised $6,381 and spent $4,914.
Council Position 6 incumbent Ed Sterner has raised $9,709 and spent $7,595.
His challenger Tom French has raised $1,000 and spent $600.
LFP Government Watch, a political committee that has endorsed Goss, Cathcart, Johnson and French has raised $9,688 and spent $6,826. LFP Gov. Watch member Jack Tonkin spent $2,822 for printing and postage for a mailer and $361 for lawn sign tags but treasurer Carolyn Armanini said he would be reimbursed for those costs out of Gov. Watch funds.