How much money are the three candidates for the Republican nomination for the state 65th House District seat raising and spending thus far on their campaigns?
A check of records with the Illinois State Board of Elections shows that Steven Andersson, the first to announce his candidacy, had accumulated $65,002 through Jan. 14. It included $49,100 that he lent his campaign, $10,600 in itemized contributions over $200, a $300 transfer from the Geneva Township Republican organization and $4,121 in in-kind gifts.
The in-kind contributions were $2,650 worth of video production work by Adam Bruno of Geneva, rental of a hall in South Elgin, and production of fundraising advertisements.
The largest cash contribution, $5,000, came from Andersson's law firm: Mickey Wilson, Weiler, Renzi and Andersson, P.C., of Aurora.
Andersson serves as the village attorney for Sugar Grove, and has also advised the Sugar Grove Public Library. He lives in Geneva, and is a Geneva library trustee.
Daniel Ugaste, also of Geneva, has accumulated $36,750 through Jan. 15. The latest contribution, given Jan. 15, was from Humana.
Ugaste has lent himself $15,000. He had $16,600 in itemized individual contributions over $200, itemized transfers totaling $2,000 and in-kind contributions totaling $3,666, as of Dec. 31, according to a quarterly report.
The transfer was from the Workers' Compensation Lawyers Association of Chicago. The in-kind contributions were $200 for room rental and $3,466 for catering.
He's spent $6,000 for consulting from Elect Systems Inc. of Chicago, and $1,246 on printing.
Ugaste is an attorney.
The third candidate, Debbie Miller of Elgin, has not filed a statement of organization or any campaign disclosure reports with the state. Candidates do not have to do so until their campaigns raise or spend at least $5,000. Miller, who ran unsuccessfully in 2012 for the Kane County Board, runs the website expandingwellness.com.