By Miki Mullor
Latest PDC filings show a record $98,000 spent during this election by Don Gerend’s
“Livable Sammamish” PAC (Political Action Committee), backed by the Town Center developers – making this election the costliest in Sammamish history. “Livable Sammamish” is supporting Karen McKnight, Rituja Indapure and Karen Howe.
On Oct. 28, Monday last week, Livable Sammamish spent a record $38,872 on a single order of mailers. PDC filings do not show any additional contributions beyond the initial $46,000 it raised on Oct. 15. Instead, the PAC has gone into $67,000 of debt.
Campaign finance laws prohibit raising more than $5,000 at the period of the 21days before the election, which could explain the PAC’s going in to debt in the last week of the election cycle.
Residents-backed PAC “Sammamish Life” has spent $41,000 supporting Christie Malchow, Ken Gamblin and Kent Treen.