Councilman Ron Perkins of Culver City leads in campaign contributions with challenger Andy Weissman a strong second, according to campaign financial reports submitted Feb. 27.
The reports were the first of two statements required by the state before the April 8 election. Seven candidates are vying for two seats on the City Council. The next statements are due March 27.
Perkins has raised more than $13,000, but has spent more than $11,000, the report stated.
He netted $4,600 at a $50-a-plate fund-raiser Feb. 21. He also reported $2,200 from nine individual donations of $100 or more, including $1,000 from the Fox Hills Property Owners Assn.
Weissman, in his first campaign for public office, has raised $10,400 and has spent nearly $4,600.
According to the reports, Weissman received more than $9,000 from 58 individual contributions of $100 or more. His largest contribution of $1,000 came from Albert Vera of Sorrento's Italian market in Culver City.