Contribute $1,500 to Turnage in Council race
By Allen Payton
The National Association of Realtors reported, last week, that they have spent an additional $6,600 to help Antioch Mayor Pro Tem Lori Ogorchock, in her campaign for Mayor. She is a Realtor and sits on the Board of Directors for the Delta Association of Realtors. The latest expenditure shown on a 496 form for independent expenditures (see below) is for online advertising.
To date that brings the total the organization has spent on her behalf to $15,459.24, which is more than Ogorchock’s own campaign committee had collected and spent, as of the last reporting period which ended on September 24.
The amount is also the most spent by any organization in support of one of the candidates for Mayor of Antioch in the November election.
In addition, Ogorchock reported receiving another large contribution of $1,000, this one from a retired couple in Antioch. (See below)
Her strongest opponent, when it comes to fundraising, Dr. Sean Wright also reported an additional contribution of $600 from Antioch-based consultant Iris Archuleta, bringing her total support for his campaign to $1,000.
Even with the help from the Realtors, as of September 24, Wright had raised and spent more money than what has been raised and spent by or for Ogorchock. (See previous article on their campaign finances, here).
In the Antioch City Council race, Kenny Turnage II’s campaign submitted another 497 form showing a $1,500 contribution, also from the Realtors. But, this one came from the local California Association of Realtors.
Both 496 and 497 forms must be submitted within 24 hours of the expenditure or receipt of funds, for the 90 days before the election. That reporting period began on August 10th, this year.
The next reporting period ends this Saturday, October 22nd and the last pre-election campaign disclosure reports, known as 460 forms, are due in the Antioch City Clerk’s Office at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 27th.
The election is Tuesday, November 8th.