City Council candidates have reported the donations they received and the money they have spent in the first six months of the year to get elected. The next financial statement, covering July 1 to Sept. 30, is due Oct. 5.
Mayor Elizabeth Pearson reported the most donations of the four candidates.
She received 137 donations, 19 of them from companies. Laguna Beach residents accounted for 110 of the donors of individual contributions and 10 of the 19 non-individual donations were from companies headquartered in town. Donations totaled $46,294.
Local donors ranged from arts patrons to developers and included her re-election committee treasurer Matt Lawson, Realtor Michael Gosselin, Crevier BMW, art patrons Louis and Laura Rohl, former Mayors Kathleen Blackburn and Cheryl Kinsman, attorney and Laguna Beach County Water District Commissioner Susan Trager, Laguna Beach Live! founder Cindy Prewitt, attorney Gene Gratz, developers Joe Hanauer and Sam Goldstein, and the Rev. Colin Henderson.