Who’s Contributing to Mayoral Candidates in Saratoga Springs?

In an excellent article in the August 15, 2021, edition of the Daily Gazette, reporter, Zachary Matson wrote a summary of the campaign contributions made to the candidates running for mayor in Saratoga Springs. A complete list of contributors appears at the end of this post. [Some people using cell phones may have difficulty reading these tables.]

Heidi Owen West, a registered independent running for mayor who has been endorsed by the Saratoga Springs Republican Party, was the top fundraiser with around $40,000.00 in income. She reported having more than $33,000.00 on hand.

Ron Kim, the Democratic candidate for mayor raised some $23,000.00 but has an available balance of less than $9,000.00. Among other expenses he paid political consultant Libby Post $9,600.00,

Robin Dalton, who is running on an independent line for mayor, raised over $10,000.00 and spent $2,700 leaving her currently with a balance of just over $7,300.00.

Ron Kim Doubles Down

The Daily Gazette quoted Ron Kim as saying:

“The Republicans always raise more money,” Kim said Friday. “We are going to be competitive, but that’s just the way Republicans roll, and Heidi is a Republican, we can’t forget that…. Her base is Republicans and if she gets elected, the bill will come due.”

August 15, 2021 Daily Gazette

I find it hard to understand how it is that Ron Kim keeps issuing statements erroneously identifying Heidi Owen West as a Republican. While Ms. Owen West was endorsed by the Republican Party she is a registered independent.

One has to ask, how is it that Mr. Kim who is a lawyer, can repeatedly misstate Ms. Owen West’s party registration. Her campaign has emphasized her registration, and it is difficult to believe that Mr. Kim is unaware of it. Do he and his political consultant, Libby Post, think that misrepresenting her registration to more closely associate her with the Republican Party is a winning strategy? The voters in our city are pretty sophisticated and it is hard to believe that this strategy will not create more problems for his campaign than it will benefit it.

Heidi Owen West’s Contributions

Ms. Owen West’s husband owns Olde Saratoga Restorations. The Daily Gazette article observed she received significant contributions from the building industry.

EntityNameFirstNameMiddleNameLastNameAmount
DANIELRKumlander$50.00
SandraREng-Caulfield$1,000.00
Sandra Lewis$1,000.00
JohnFBaker$250.00
RonaldFOwen$500.00
KeithJPowers$1,000.00
TomLLewis$250.00
LeePokoik$500.00
PamelaNAbrams$1,000.00
TomRoohan$500.00
MichaelGCaimano$50.00
Brian DBrumley$500.00
JosephLGullion$1,000.00
JulieChlopecki$1,000.00
CHARLESVWAIT$1,000.00
MikeSmith$60.00
JamesBDorsey$500.00
WilliamRMorehouse$1,000.00
NancyEDwyer$95.00
KathrynWest$1,000.00
KeeleyArdman Desalvo$1,000.00
GloriaMenustik$1,000.00
JudyAHarrigan$150.00
JohnCarroll$50.00
CarolVGurney$200.00
KrisEHerchenroder$1,000.00
MichaelRWoytowich$100.00
KittyTally$100.00
MartinGFerrillo Do$1,000.00
Mary LouRWait$200.00
JudithNeedham$1,000.00
NoelSmith$250.00
AnneLVan Acker$40.00
MattAmodeo$300.00
MaureenRLewi$100.00
MaryEClark$30.00
RobertLTarrant$50.00
JamesMHill$100.00
DebraCDann$100.00
BruceHBradigan$100.00
LezlieRDana$50.00
TracySchwab$500.00
SandraDuffy$250.00
RudyDeFelice$250.00
SueAllerdice$1,000.00
PatriciaJenkins$1,000.00
PeterRCopeletti$100.00
JohnRHendrickson$5,000.00
JamesLee$100.00
ChrisHebert$100.00
CateRBrizzell$25.00
AmberBriscoe$250.00
ClaudinaRAshelman$25.00
MichaelRBillok$125.00
AlessandraRHall$250.00
MelissaRZieker$100.00
NinkiRCarroll$50.00
BetsyWest$1,000.00
W. J. Morris Excavating, Inc.$500.00
Old Saratoga Restorations, Inc.$1,000.00
Teakwood Builders, Inc.$1,000.00
Walbridge Building Inc.$350.00
B & B Plumbing Inc.$500.00
9 Miles East Saratoga LLC$520.00
Old World Roofing, LLC$1,000.00
Balzer Tuck Architecture, PLLC$500.00
A.L.L. Wood Floors, LLC$1,000.00
New Colony LLC$500.00
Friends Of Kathy Marchione Committee$200.00
Morgan Construction Services LLC$1,000.00
Lance Plumbing LLC$350.00
NickWilock$80.00
Media News Group-$1,942.00
Brian Murphy-$578.19
Print Graphics-$682.66
Nick Wilock-$270.27
Nick Wilock-$60.00
Advantage Press-$686.41
Adirondack Trust Company-$15.50
USPS-$550.00
Aristotle-$232.50
Aristotle-$375.00
Aristotle-$15.00
Aristotle-$1.87
Aristotle-$20.62
Aristotle-$9.37
HeidiROwen West$5,000.00
John Hendrickson-$4,000.00
HeidiROwen West$5,000.00
GordonSachs$520.00
LeePokoik$500.00
WilliamLittlejohn$1,000.00
BrettBalzer$500.00
TomHarrinton$1,000.00
RoyLance$350.00
MikeRMorgan$1,000.00
Contributions To Heidi Owen West

Robin Dalton’s Contributions

EntityNameFirstNameLastNameAmount
RobinDalton$20.00
ZavenYarmunian$300.00
RobinDalton$10.00
RobinDalton$4.00
JaredCantanucci$1,000.00
AmyCantanucci$1,000.00
JerryRedfield$200.00
LianaDoyle$1,000.00
JoshDoyle$1,000.00
WendyTaylor$10.00
MollieKavanagh$50.00
DavidAppel$200.00
M. KathrynGorman$100.00
AndreaLarlan$100.00
$30.00
JoannaZangrando$100.00
MatthewJones$250.00
GloriaDalton$500.00
EileenFinneran$200.00
AngeloCalbone$100.00
KathleenWilson$25.00
BarbaraCapone$25.00
MarthaWeihe$100.00
ChristopherDolinsky$1,000.00
GayleLaSalle$25.00
FrankSpensieri$50.00
CaraghFahy$300.00
MarthaStrohl$250.00
JennyMirling$100.00
MeganDurckman$500.00
LianaDoyle$100.00
MeaganLyons$100.00
CharlesDonath$25.00
DavidMyers$1,000.00
Forward Ventures, LLC$150.00
MiriamScarborough$100.00
MiriamScarborough$100.00
SurveyPlanet-$20.00
SurveyPlanet-$20.00
Matthew Taylor-$500.00
Matthew Taylor-$175.00
Adirondack Trust Company – Deluxe Check-$15.50
Zazzle.com-$39.95
Zazzle.com-$97.72
Zazzle.com-$104.33
Zazzle.com-$210.88
Office Depot, Inc.-$54.08
Hattie’s-$608.00
Hattie’s-$254.00
Morrisey’s at Adelphi-$85.69
Rebel Idealist LLC-$8.00
-$15.08
-$13.50
-$0.73
-$1.82
-$0.73
-$4.37
-$0.18
-$7.27
-$50.00
-$0.77
-$0.07
-$0.36
-$0.73
FACEBOOK-$111.06
WIX.COM-$20.86
WIX.COM-$218.28
WIX.COM-$3.00
Staples -$48.14
Staples -$50.60
Staples -$32.09
PatrickPipino$150.00
Contributions To Robin Dalton

Ron Kim’s Contributions

EntityNameFirstNameLastNameAmount
MarjorieMartin$100.00
JeffAltimari$500.00
ThomasMcTygue$250.00
SandraMcTygue$250.00
WilliamMcTygue$150.00
$50.00
PatriciaMorrison$250.00
FriedaHammond-Carmer$250.00
PatriciaTuz$500.00
CindyChu$200.00
JulieCuneo$250.00
ChungchinChen$100.00
HsinpangWang$500.00
DaisyLin$100.00
FeiHan$100.00
ShaopengLiu$200.00
BinDu$100.00
RiponRoy$100.00
JenniferZhao$150.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$25.00
KerryConley$200.00
MichelleOstrelich$250.00
JianzhongTang$150.00
GangWong$100.00
AliyaSaeed$200.00
QunLin$750.00
MichaelFondacaro$100.00
LiZhang$100.00
LiliKuo$250.00
MinfengXu$100.00
InbongKang$100.00
CongLi$100.00
MarthaMacGregor$250.00
LillianMoy$250.00
GordonBoyd$500.00
SusanCohen$200.00
ValerieKeehn$250.00
AndrewMcAdoo$100.00
MatthewCohen$100.00
BarbaraRivera$100.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$50.00
$75.00
$50.00
$60.00
$75.00
$30.00
PatriciaMorrison$100.00
EleanoraKim$500.00
WarrenDart$250.00
JosephSeeman$25.00
$50.00
$25.00
DillonMoran$100.00
BahramKeramati$200.00
OtisMaxwell$100.00
AlOrmsby$500.00
JosephSeeman$100.00
WilliamMcTygue$100.00
PatrickDiggins$500.00
GuyRoemer$100.00
ValerieCottrell$100.00
MaryFlaherty$500.00
DavidMastrianni$100.00
JeffDaly$200.00
HelenSchwarz-Lawton$100.00
JillKolbe$500.00
EllenEgger-Aimone$100.00
JanetSt. Clair$250.00
HollydayHammond$100.00
ShaunWiggins$100.00
JoachimBergmann$100.00
GeorgeCarlson Jr.$100.00
SarahBurger$250.00
JaimeButler$250.00
FRIENDS OF KENDALL HICKS$314.92
SCH PAC$500.00
FRIENDS OF JIM MONTAGNINO$250.00
$50.00
JXC Enterprises LLC$100.00
FRIENDS OF PETER MARTIN$500.00
Citizens For Franck$500.00
Binglin Real Estate, LLC$100.00
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$312.00
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$118.08
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$515.00
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$220.00
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$52.41
Law Offices of Ronald J. Kim, P.C.$74.82
JoanneYepsen$250.00
Jonah Cohen-$312.50
Jonah Cohen-$312.50
Jonah Cohen-$650.00
Jonah Cohen-$650.00
SARATOGA CASINO HOTEL-$879.54
Progressive Elections, LlcSheilaHealy-$4,580.00
Progressive Elections, LlcSheilaHealy-$3,500.00
Progressive Elections, LlcSheilaHealy-$1,587.32
Advantage Press-$492.20
RonaldKim$4,500.00
RonaldKim$4,500.00
BinglinLi$100.00
JaneChen$100.00
Contributions To Ron Kim

4 thoughts on “Who’s Contributing to Mayoral Candidates in Saratoga Springs?”

  1. It is interesting to see the differences in donation amounts among the three candidates. Heidi has a lot of donations and many are for large amounts of money. Robin and Ron have donors who are generally giving in smaller amounts. This is nothing new. Republican candidates used to enjoy significant advantages for local elections in terms of enrollment. This is no longer the case but they continue to have an advantage in access to financial support from wealthier members of our community.

    Chris Mathiesen

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    1. I forgot to thank John Kaufmann for all the time and effort that he puts into this and other reports. He helps to fill an important information void in our community.

      Chris Mathiesen

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  2. It’s incredible that Kim continues to hand money over to Libby Post after she was slaughtered in the charter fight just last year.

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