Campaign finance statements turned in Oct. 25 show Hills candidate Samantha Steckloff won the pre-election contribution race, with $11,483 in donations. No one else cracked the $10,000 mark:
- Valerie Knol - $5,740
- Christopher McRae - $4,919
- Steven Schwartz - $3,984
- William Miller III - $3,700
- Michael Bridges - $3,100
- Erik Lindquist - $2,865
- Thomas Wolverton - $2,540 (all in-kind contributions to his own campaign)
- George Varghese - $2,200
- Local 1324 Political Activities Committee - $2,000
- UAW Michigan VPAC - $1,000
- Michigan Laborers Political League - $500
- Registrars PAC - $500
- Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters - $300
- Plumbers 98 PAC - $200
Farmington city council raceIn the race for three city council seats in Farmington, no one reported outside contributions. Jeff Scott contributed more than $1,900 in in-kind contributions to his own campaign. Greg Cowley, Bill Galvin and Erica Reaves formed committees, but did not spend enough to reach the $1,000 reporting threshold; Mathew Wayne did not form a campaign committee.
School bond electionSupporters of the Farmington Public Schools bond election, organized as Advocates for Excellence, raised $6,330.84. The group's largest contribution, $1,000, came from Bassett & Bassett, a Detroit firm. Other larger donations came from the Farmington Democratic Club, Natech Corp. of Caledonia, and Farmington Association of School Administrators, $500 each, and the Farmington Coordinating Council, which contributed $499.
Farmington Kids 1st, the bond opposition group, raised $5,125. Nearly half of that amount, $2,500, came from Management Accounting Services, a business located on Northwestern Highway in Farmington Hills.
To see all campaign finance reports, search the database at oakgov.com.