William Vega, drawing support from businesses opposed to the downtown redevelopment project, has raised the most campaign funds among the nine candidates running for two seats on the City Council, finance records show.
Vega, at one time a leader of the Brea Small Business Coalition, raised $7,595 in contributions, almost $3,000 more than his nearest rival in the Nov. 3 election.
According to financial statements provided by the city clerk's office, the owners of Iron Horse and Sam's Place, which the Redevelopment Agency wants relocated from the 50-acre downtown redevelopment area, contributed $1,000 each to Vega's campaign.
At least seven other businesses, which are fighting relocation, contributed $100 each to Vega.
Chris Terrance Jr. followed Vega with $4,747 in contributions. Charlie and Sharon Hough gave Terrance the largest contribution, $1,250, according to campaign finance records.
Pat Davis raised $4,149 in monetary contributions and $544 in non-monetary contributions, campaign finance records show. He received a $3,000 contribution from the North Orange County Political Action Committee, the political arm of the Brea Chamber of Commerce.
Davis was the only candidate supported by the political action committee.
Bev Perry collected $1,378 in monetary contributions, $1,053.39 in non-monetary contributions and took out a personal loan of $725, her campaign finance records show. Among those who contributed to her campaign were developer Tom Craig ($200), Dick Sader, owner of the Brea Golf course ($150), and businessman Herc Roeser ($150).
Candidates Harold Ivy, Lee Jordan, Stephen Kaas and Louis Knappenberger filed the required disclosure forms but did not indicate any campaign contributions or expenses. Kathryn Wiser reported a $100 contribution and no expenses.