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Supervisor candidates raise similar totals

Source of funding significantly different

VICTORVILLE • The two candidates for San Bernardino County 1st District Supervisor are both working with hefty campaign contributions, though each has received their funding by very different means.

Candidate Robert Lovingood received two $75,000 loans, one from himself — as the president of his company, ICR Staffing — and one from his wife. Year-to-date, Lovingood has amassed $275,811 in total campaign contributions via these loans and other donations from several High Desert businesses and individuals.

Rick Roelle, the other candidate running for 1st District Supervisor, received $100,000 from the San Bernardino County Public Attorneys Association political action committee and another $100,000 from the Safety Employees Benefits Association. So far, Roelle has gathered a grand total of $260,175 from various public safety organizations, businesses and private donations.

Lovingood has roughly 70 donors who contributed smaller amounts and Roelle has about 11 donors, all of whom donated relatively larger amounts.

The latest figures, which are available on the county registrar’s website, show that both Roelle and Lovingood have spent the majority of their funds on campaigning. Roelle, who has loaned his own committee $12,058, has already paid himself back $8,854.

By state law, any candidate who has raised or spent more than $1,000 is required to file California Form 460, a document prepared by the Fair Political Practices Commission that discloses how much money each candidate is working with. Qualifying candidates were required to file these forms multiple times a year. The next set of forms, covering Oct. 1 to Oct. 20, must be turned into the registrar of voters by Oct. 25 in time for the election on Nov. 6.

Lynnea Lombardo may be reached at (760) 951-6232 or at LLombardo@VVDailyPress.com.


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