SAN DIEGO - Public campaign disclosures posted on the San Diego City Clerk's website show Democrat Nathan Fletcher has seven supporters who already have given him $1,000 donations.
That amount now is allowable by a new state law that raised contribution limits from $500 to $1,000, as of Jan. 1 this year.
The high-limit donations come from:
- Tina Nova, of Rancho Sante Fe, president and CEO of Genoptix Inc.
- Michael McNerney, of Encinitas, senior vice president of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate
- Edgar Gillenwaters, of Carlsbad, vice president of external relations, Sanford Burnham Medical Research Institute;
- Deborah Atkin, of Del Mar, physician, Dermatology & Laser of Del Mar
- Theresa A. Georgi, of Poway, listed as not employed
- Russell Jeffrey Chang, of La Jolla, professor emeritus at UC San Diego
- Nancy Krasnoff, of San Diego, homemaker
The new law also makes it mandatory to report $1,000 donations within 24 hours, within 90 days of an election.
Because only $1,000 donations are required to be reported within a day in this short election cycle, Fletcher could have more funds from donors giving just under that amount.
The full amount that includes donations under $1,000 won't be known until October, when the first pre-election disclosure summary is due. That will re-report all of the $1,000 donations, along with anything under that amount.
Fletcher is one of several candidates hoping to be the next mayor of San Diego, as Bob Filner is no longer mayor as of 5 p.m. Friday.
The election will be held on Nov. 19.