Oakland North looked into political spending for three recent local races, breaking down what candidates spent, per voter, for the District One City Council race, the at-large seat and for City Attorney.
In the race for District One, Amy Lemley spent the most—$2.97 per voter, followed by Dan Kalb at $2.16 per voter. The five other candidates spent less than $2 per voter. The Alameda County Registrar of Voters is still tallying up provisional ballots leading up to December 4, when they are required to certify the election. Until then, votes are still officially being counted.
As of Monday, November 12, results show that for the at-large seat, Rebecca Kaplan spent 65 cents per voter and Ignacio De La Fuente spent 68 cents per voter. The three other candidates, Mick Storm, Theresa Anderson, and Carol Lee Tolbert, raised and spent significantly less. Since the at-large seat on the City Council and the City Attorney races are citywide positions, the amounts per voter seem smaller than District One, since they’re divided up based on the number of votes gained citywide.