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ELECTION 2012

Carol Garcia almost reaches maximum campaign spending limit

Final reports show Roseville City Council candidates spent big
By: Sena Christian, Staff Reporter
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This was a year of big spending for Roseville City Council candidates, as indicated on final expenditure reports filed Dec. 31.

Top vote-getter Carol Garcia just barely squeaked by the campaign expenditure limit of $96,108, spending $95,458 on her campaign. Local ordinance sets the limit based on number of registered voters as of February 2011 multiplied by $1.50 per voter.

Earning the most votes at 20.3 percent of the 111,346 ballots cast in the Nov. 6 election made Garcia vice mayor and in two years she becomes mayor.

Former Mayor Pauline Roccucci garnered 19.6 percent of the vote and spent a total of $25,494. She along with Bonnie Gore both earned seats on the council. Gore got 18.9 percent of the vote and spent $62,505, according to her final paperwork.

Phil Ozenick ended the race with 16.7 percent of the vote. He has not submitted paperwork since the end of October, in which he reported having spent $15,690.

Scott Alvord finished with 14.9 percent of the vote and spent $38,706, according to his final paperwork. Tracy Mendonsa, who earned 5.2 percent of the vote, terminated his committee and bank account, and did not file on Dec. 31. But paperwork filed Dec. 1 showed he spent $3,664. John Schwartz got 4.2 percent of the vote and chose not to spend money on his campaign.