Ah, election time, when people want to know which candidates are spending how much on what, and who is donating to whom.
My story Monday regarding campaign finances for San Joaquin County Supervisor candidates has erroneous figures with regards to cash on hand.
What happened was total expenditures for the year-to-date were subtracted from the total contributions made for the year-to-date.
In reality, and according to the Form 460s that each candidate files with the Fair Political Practices Commission and the San Joaquin County Registrar of Voters, ending cash balances are calculated a different, more calculated way.
You take the ending cash balance from the previous filing period and add cash contributions (not non-monetary contribution values), then subtract cash expenditures made.
So, here are the cash balances as of the end of April, as reported on Form 460, and not by what would seem to be the more reasonable way of just subtracting expenditures from contributions.
Moses Zapien : $76,997
Tom Patti: $60,028
Elbert Holman: $11,716
Gustavo Medina: $21,169
Miguel Villapudua: $9,360
Jennett Stebbins: $330
AngelAnn Flores: $127