More money flows into Petaluma City Council race

Two of three incumbents and a first-time Petaluma City Council candidate raised the most in campaign contributions during the latest reporting period, eclipsing another newcomer who led in early fundraising.

Incumbents Gabe Kearney and Mike Healy, along with Healy's running mate Kathy Miller, each raised significantly more than the other three candidates — incumbent Tiffany Renee and challengers Alicia Kae Herries and Jason Davies — from Oct. 1 through Oct. 20. The reports were made public Monday.

The six candidates are running for three council seats on the Nov. 6 ballot.

In total contributions, Miller leads all candidates with $16,459, followed by Healy, $15,439; Herries, $15,034; Kearney, $9,950; Davies, $9,485; and Renee $8,838.

In the most recent reporting period, Healy received $8,305, compared with Miller's $7,747 and Kearney's $5,560. Davies brought in $3,155 and Renee $1,300.

Herries, an executive assistant, was first to announce her candidacy and began fundraising early. She led all candidates in fundraising through September, but took in only $1,500 this period.

Miller and Healy, both attorneys, showed support from other lawyers, the real estate sector and the building industry.

Each received the maximum contribution allowed, $200, from several of the same donors: four brokers from Cushman & Wakefield real estate; John Park, the CEO of Fortiss in Los Angeles and Monument Properties, a related company; and representatives from Keegan & Coppin real estate and Ghilotti construction.

Both received nine $200 contributions from Lee Ceccotti, the chairman of Shamrock Materials in Petaluma, employees of the company and other Ceccotti family members.

Kearney, an emergency preparedness coordinator at Kaiser Permanente, received eight of the same contributions from Ceccotti/Shamrock representatives. He also received several donations from Petaluma real estate interests.

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