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TMCNet:  BRIEF: Robert Jacob set Sebastopol campaign spending record

[February 13, 2013]

BRIEF: Robert Jacob set Sebastopol campaign spending record

Feb 12, 2013 (The Press Democrat - McClatchy-Tribune Information Services via COMTEX) -- Vice Mayor Robert Jacob raised and spent a record amount of money in winning his seat on the Sebastopol City Council in November, the costliest campaign in city history.
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Jacob, founder and chief executive officer of the nonprofit Peace In Medicine marijuana dispensary, raised $35,075 and spent $34,559, according to final campaign statements that were turned in Jan. 31.

John Eder, who also was elected, was second to Jacob in campaign spending, raising $10,640 and spending $12,191.

Incumbent Councilwoman Kathleen Shaffer, who was not re-elected, raised and spent $11,149.

Candidate Kathy Austin raised $5,820 and spent $5,000. Candidate Colleen Fernald stated she would receive and spend less than $1,000.

Sustainable Sebastopol, which supported Shaffer and Austin, raised $3,686 and spent $3,553.

Responsible Citizens for Sebastopol, which supported Measure Y, the half-cent sales tax, raised and spent $1,550.

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