Race For The Money!

     Often you can tell who will win a political race by who gets the most campaign contributions.

     
But in the race for Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner for District II, coming on March 12th, it’s not that easy.

                   
                         Dean and Charlotte in friendlier times

     Both candidates have raised similar amounts of money. As of the last report, ( January 18), Rodstrom had raised $31,810, and spent $28,421. Trantalis had raised $27,390, and spent $26,829.


                           

     Rodstrom attracts the big donors more. Out of the 146 contributions she got, 118 were for the maximum amount allowed – $250.
 
    
Trantalis took in a total of 225 contributions, but only 67 were for the maximum.

    Rodstrom also cornered the – big names in town category. 

    Donations came in from Austin, Christine, and Miles Forman – Ron and Patricia Book, Emmett and Sarah Mctigue, George and Ann Platt, Jesse, Susan,Terry, and Michael Gaddis, Milton Jones, Jim Blosser, Terry Stiles, Michael Maroone, Ray Parker, Jack Loos, Thomas Maus, and John Milledge.

     Trantalis only scored from a few big shots-  Lori Parrish, Ken Keechl, Ted Adcock, Caldwell Cooper, and Angelo Castillo.
 
    
But Trantalis got considerably more donations from neighborhood and civic leaders like Linda Bird, Sal Gatanio, Randall Klett, Steve Glassman, Mel Rubenstein, Rick Gibson, Shirley Smith, Marge Anderson, Art Seitz, Mark Ketchum, Donna Collinsand Mary Pat Rhodes.

      Trantalis also got the oddest donation of .01 (one penny). And also the most unusual name that donated – Pati Windowmaker, (no indication of what she does for a living).

     If you live in District II – Vote March 12th!