Here’s Who Gives WCSD School Board Candidates Money
Candidates vying for a seat on the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees filed their second contributions and expense report Friday.
All state candidates are required to file an electronic contribution and expense report four times per election cycle. Elected officials are required to submit one annually.
The following information is from the most recent candidate C&E reports filed with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office, which cover the period April 1 through June 30. It was due July 15. This is the second report tabled this election cycle. The third C&E report will cover June 1 to September 30 and is due October 15.
The C&E report asks applicants to list the type of contribution they received, such as whether it was received as a loan or whether they received monetary donations greater than $100. Applicants must also indicate the type of expenses they incurred, such as whether the total monetary expense was paid greater than $100 or less than $100.
All reports are made available to the public See online on the Nevada Secretary of State website.
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Ellen Minetto (incumbent)
Minetto brought in a total of $500 in contributions and $500 in expenses this period. During the first reporting period, Minetto reported a total of $0 in contributions and $40 in expenses.
According to her report, she received a one-time contribution of $500 from Irish Capital LLC.
Westlake reported a total of $2,774.06 in contributions and $4,266.26 in expenses during his period.
His contributions came from three donors, according to his report. His biggest contribution came from Sparks residents Greg and Sharla Gerhardt, who donated $1,000 to his campaign.
Joe Rodriguez (starter)
Rodriguez brought in a total of $8,042 and spent $11,560.79 this time.
He said he received more than a dozen monetary contributions exceeding $100. Among them were a total of $2,000 in contributions from WEA Together in Politics, $1,000 from the Nevada State Education Association and $250 from Reno Councilman Devon Reese.
As of Saturday morning, Sutton’s C&E report was not listed on the Secretary of State’s website.
Beth Smith (incumbent)
Smith declared a total of $57,692 in contributions and $82,937 in expenses this period.
According to his report, Smith received dozens of monetary contributions exceeding $100. Among them was a $1,000 contribution from the Washoe Education Association Together in Politics, $1,000 from the Nevada State Education Association Together in Politics and $1,000 from the Friends of Jill Tolles.
She also reported contributions of $250 from WCSD general counsel Neil Rombardo and school district chief operating officer Pete Etchart.
Smith won the race as she won over 50% of the vote in the primary election.
Adam Mayberry (incumbent)
Mayberry reported a total of $32,588.62 in contributions and $23,829.33 in expenses this period.
He said he received dozens of monetary contributions exceeding $100. His biggest contributions include: a $5,000 donation from Reno resident Sandy Raffealli and $2,000 from the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino.
He also received $1,000 from the Washoe Education Association, $1,000 from Peppermill Casino Inc. and $500 from Reese.
Reid reported a total of $10,315.02 in contributions and $9,934.15 in expenses this period.
He said he received contributions from seven donors. Among them, the biggest contribution came from Robert Beadles, who donated $5,000. Information from the Secretary of State’s website shows that Beadles recently donated $5,000 to school board candidate Edgard Hitti, who lost to Smith in the primary election.
Reno resident Aguirre Riley and Sparks resident Valerie Fianacca each donated $1,000 to Reid’s campaign.