In what is shaping up to be the most hotly contested local political campaign, City Attorney Mike Aguirre reported raising $4,619 from July 1 to Dec. 31, including a $1,000 personal contribution.

In that same period, Superior Court Judge Jan Goldsmith collected $8,220; he loaned $1,000 to his campaign as well. William Gentry, who dropped out of the race earlier this month, led the fundraising pace with $20,384. The former prosecutor, who was named a judge after dropping out, contributed $2,000 to his campaign.

Filings for candidate Dan Coffey weren’t online yet; City Councilman Brian Maienschein has said he will run but hasn’t formally announced his candidacy.

Aguirre collected his funds from a group that included activists, employees of his office, a doctor and academics. (Click here to see a full list of donors.) Goldsmith’s included lawyers, real estate industry-types and the head of the local Republican Party. (Click here for the full list.)

Although Aguirre’s initial fundraising brings him at or near the bottom of the race, he loaned more than $500,000 to his 2004 campaign, so that figure could jump at any moment.


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