Kobayashi leads in recent donations
City Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi pulled in the most money of the three top candidates for mayor during the past two weeks of the campaign, raising nearly $18,300 by tapping into supporters that have contributed to her opponents.
Donors give before primary election
Here's a look at what the top three contenders for mayor raised during the past two weeks before the primary election tomorrow. Figures include both monetary and nonmonetary donations to their campaigns.
Ann Kobayashi: $22,675
Mufi Hannemann: $12,282
Panos Prevedouros: $2,000
Source: State Campaign Spending Commission
Kobayashi beat Mayor Mufi Hannemann, who still has the largest campaign fund at more than $2 million, and Panos Prevedouros, according to campaign reports filed for Sept. 6-16.
Kobayashi's list of late contributors showed that she tapped longtime political contributors, including a one-time Hannemann ally.
About a third of the money Kobayashi raised in the past two weeks come from people with ties to Joe Pickard, the president of engineering firm Community Planning & Engineering who was once closely aligned with Hannemann. Pickard, his family and employees donated $5,000 to Kobayashi's campaign.
Charley's Taxi Radio Dispatch Corp., which has given money to Kobayashi before, donated $1,000 to the councilwoman. The company's owner is Dale Evans, a vocal critic of the mayor's rail transit plan who recently also donated to Prevedouros' campaign.
Hannemann raised $11,400 in contributions in addition to $882 worth of food for a campaign rally.
Prevedouros, who had earlier boasted about an influx of donations because of his performance in a live televised debate last week, received just $2,000 for his campaign which is already about $6,000 in debt. Rosalie Slater, the wife of rail opponent Cliff Slater, contributed $1,000.
Most of Hannemann's last-minute campaign contributors included familiar donors, such as his Cabinet members and longtime supporter Roy Yamaguchi, the owner of the upscale restaurant Roy's.
The filing released this week did not outline each campaign's expenses, though Hannemann and Kobayashi both released new television advertisements in the final days leading up to tomorrow's primary election.