Local candidates may have , but another agency has poured another $9,500 into the campaign recently, Patch has learned.
A political action committee known as OCTaxPAC has funded two mailers each this month for incumbent Sam Allevato and Planning Commissioner Ginny Kerr, according to the state’s Secretary of State website.
The expenditures are dated Oct. 23 and Oct. 26.
OCTaxPAC is the campaigning arm of the Orange County Tax Payers Association. According to the state, among its contributors are the Irvine Co. ($31,500 this year), CJ Segerstrom and Sons ($16,000), Disney resort ($60,500), Cox Communications ($11,000) and Poseidon Resources ($30,000).
Poseidon Resources is seeking to build a desalination plant in Huntington Beach. It’s represented in those efforts by Faubel Public Affairs, which has recently hired former Capistrano Dispatch editor Jonathan Volzke. Poseidon, however, is not one of his accounts, he said.
Other races the OCTaxPAC in which is taking an active role include:
- Anaheim City Council
- Santa Margarita Water District
- Measure Z in Huntington Beach
As previously reported, another political action committee known as Citizens for Sensible Development spent $2,514 of money it already had sitting around to put out a mailer opposing candidate Ginny Kerr and incumbent Sam Allevato.
The group was active in opposing the changes proposed for the Distrito-La Novia/Meadows project, but one of the group’s early leaders says he hasn’t been involved with the group’s new direction.