Sparing no expense

A breakdown of City Council candidates’ expenditures

Candidates for Chico City Council are taking on major expenses during the election’s home stretch as they vie for positions that cost taxpayers about $30,000 a year, $7,000 in pay and about $23,000 in benefits.

Reanette Fillmer has been the top spender overall and has made the biggest push of late. Fillmer’s political action committee (PAC) spent $22,573.16 on her campaign between Oct. 1 and Oct. 18 alone, and $32,498.58 total this year, according to campaign contribution reports submitted to City Clerk Debbie Presson. The rest of the candidates’ expenditure totals this year are as follows:

Andrew Coolidge has spent $28,781.85; Mark Sorensen has spent $19,150.87; Lupe Arim-Law has spent $13,700.71; Forough Molina has spent $6,052.30; and Scott Gruendl has spent $15,577.50. Candidate Rodney Willis does not have a PAC.