How Much Have They Spent? Local Candidates' & Issues PDC Reports

See data from the Public Disclosure Commission on how much each candidate in the 5th, 41st, and 45th districts have spent so far, as well as spending on Sammamish's Prop. 1 advisory vote.

There are some big bucks being thrown around this election season, both by candidates, their parties, and those who oppose them. Statewide, more than $151 million dollars has been spent on elections in 2012 alone.

Local elections are no exception. Cyrus Oskoui, owner of Columbia Fitness including the Pine Lake Club, has donated more than $45,000 of his personal funds to his “Common Sense Sammamish” committee, which opposes the proposed Sammamish Community & Aquatic Center. Two other donors have contributed a total of $290.

Meanwhile, the “Yes! Sammamish Community Center” campaign says it has a self-imposed $5,000 budget limit and allows no single donation over $500.  

We've pulled data on candidates in the 5th, 41st, and 45th districts, along with the King County Sheriff and Governor's races. To see individual donations and how the candidates are spending their money, click on the "view" link to the left of a name to go directly to that candidate's PDC reports. If you click on the candidate's name in the table below, it will take you to their candidate profile on Patch if they submitted one.

The independent support and opposition columns indicate the amount that outside groups not directly involved with the campaigns have spent to support or oppose the candidates, such as Political Action Committees.



Name Position Raised Spent Debt Ind. Support Ind. Opposition view Strachan Steven D King Co. Sheriff $32,387 $22,680 $6,939 $0.00 $0.00 view Urquhart John W King Co. Sheriff $181,495 $111,592 $23,192 $64 $0.00

view Inslee Jay R  (D) Gov. $10,705,990 $9,342,213 $81,878 $627,668 $6,655,851 view Mckenna Robert M (R) Gov. $12,488,377 $9,810,165 $1,792,272 $613,871 $8,218,425
45th District

view Goodman Roger E  (D) Rep. Pos. 1 $229,798 $142,056 $0.00 $25,241 $19,150 view Hussey Joel R (R) Rep. Pos. 1 $164,573 $119,674 $0.00 $19,150 $0.00 view Springer Lawrence S  (D) Rep. Pos. 2 $179,103 $98,613 $23,865 $115 $0.00 view Thatcher Jim E (R) Rep. Pos. 2 $23,345 $12,725 $6,167 $0.00 $0.00
41st District

view Judge Maureen A  (D) State Sen. $137,044 $125,642 $7,911 $9,130 $15,793 view Litzow Stephen R (R) State Sen. $472,376 $289,673 $62,000 $34,496 $58,500 view Eaves Timothy M (R) Rep. Pos. 1 $30,900 $24,440 $3,000 $0.00 $0.00 view Maxwell Marcie E  (D) Rep. Pos. 1 $109,970 $83,652 $609 $9,210 $0.00 view Clibborn Judith R  (D) Rep. Pos. 2 $114,236 $65,879 $1,346 $204 $0.00
5th District

view Mullet Mark D  (D) State Sen. $255,397 $245,045 $27,491 $30,461 $140,737 view Toft Bradley M (R) State Sen. $257,310 $239,218 $0.00 $11,310 $129,773 view Rodne Jay R (R) Rep. Pos. 1 $58,925 $32,823 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 view Magendanz Chad L (R) Rep. Pos. 2 $86,744 $41,777 $0.00 $32 $0.00 view Spring David  (D) Rep. Pos. 2 $1,400 $1,184 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Sally Hall October 27, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Interesting that you put the Sheriff's race at the top...Also interesting is Urquhart has self-funded his race. $150,000 of his own money....it is amazing what money will (try to) buy. Unfortunately, the research doesn't support the fact that self-funding is all that successful in terms of a strategy. In fact only 87% of self-funded candidates are elected. Urquhart has consultants for consultants...I think the fundraising consultants are costing more than they have raised.
Jeanne Gustafson October 27, 2012 at 10:55 AM
Thanks for your comments, Sally. There wasn't any particular reason I put the sheriff's race at the top; I was just pulling info on races I thought local residents would be interested in looking at and I put the non-partisan race at the top, though I could have put it at the bottom, too.
Julian Petersen October 27, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Doesn't bother me at all that Urquhart uses his own money, shows that he can't be bought!
Julian Petersen October 27, 2012 at 10:35 PM
Woops, my comment below should have been here. Forgot to hit reply!
Jeanne Gustafson October 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM
How do you feel about him outspending Strachan more than 5-1, Julian?
Julian Petersen October 29, 2012 at 08:21 PM
Jeanne, Everyone knows it's always more difficult for a challenger to take out an incumbent. During this election, it seems Strachan has called press conferences for the most trivial things. Before Strachan, when was the last time you saw a sitting Sheriff mugging for tv cameras for home invasion robberies or attempted kidnappings? It's obvious he's doing it only because there's an election and he wants more exposure. And don't even get me started on the fact that he was caught campaigning in uniform at the King County Republican Picnic, at least the Ombudsman was brave enough to make a finding that he broke the ethics code. If you look at the records, Urquhart has actually raised more money from outside donors than Strachan has, the difference is Urquhart is putting his money where his mouth is. Strachan makes $170,000 per year as Sheriff. He hasn't donated one penny to his own campaign, and he has only loaned his campaign a few thousand dollars, obviously hoping to make it up after the election.
Jeanne Gustafson October 29, 2012 at 08:57 PM
I really appreciate you expanding on your initial comment, Julian. I think you've shared some really good perspective for people to consider, not only on this particular race, but how to compare the numbers.
Julian Petersen October 30, 2012 at 09:42 PM
No problem! Thanks for the opportunity!


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