REDONDO BEACH — Councilman Archie Snow has taken in more than $11,000 in campaign contributions since July, 1984--far more than any other candidate for City Council in the March 5 municipal election and twice as much as incumbent Mayor Barbara Doerr has reported receiving, according to campaign finance statements filed last week.
Snow, who has reported that he has already spent about half the income on such costs as printing, mailing and campaign dinner expenditures, received a major portion of his funds from King Harbor-area businesses. One of Snow's largest contributions, however, was $1,000 from American Medical International (AMI), the operators of South Bay Hospital.
Snow's wife, Eva, who serves as his campaign treasurer, was elected to the South Bay Hospital District board last November, five months after the public body leased the hospital to AMI for 30 years.
Snow also received $1,000 from the Los Angeles law firm of McDonald, Halsted & Laybourne.
Two of Snow's opponents for the District 4 council seat, Carl Clark and Steve Reiss, have reported contributions of less than $500 through mid-January. Snow's other opponent, city school board member Valerie Dombrowski raised $1,009--all in donations of less than $100--and spent $220.