Nickels and Mallahan Lead in Fundraising in Seattle Mayor’s Race

While incumbent Mayor Greg Nickels has raised the most money in Seattle’s Mayoral race, both he and Mallahan have about the same amount of money in the bank at this point. Greg Nickels has raised $481,279 through June 30, 2009 and spent $161,554. This leaves him with $319,395 cash on hand.

Contributors listed as working for the City of Seattle made up about one quarter of Nickels’ contributions – $126,816.

Meanwhile Joe Mallahan has raised some $296,985 and only spent $17,110. This leaves him with $279,875 cash on hand. The bulk of Mallahan’s money has come from his own pocket at this point. In May he made a $200,000 contribution to his campaign.

About one quarter of the rest of Mallahan’s contributions also came from where he worked. Contributors working for T-Mobile gave Mallahan some $28,890.

Below are listed contributions and expenditures for the other candidates also running for Mayor. The figures are from those filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission for filings through June 30, 2009.

name …..contributions…….expenditures

Jan Drago…..$59,964…..$1.436

Michael McGinn…..$48,918 …..$5,339

James Donaldson…..$$22,777 …..$10,672

Norm Sigler …..$11,006…..$$6,471

The Primary date is August 18, 2009. The top two vote getters go on to the November General Election Ballot.

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