Voters don’t go to the polls until Tuesday, but La Cañada Unified school board candidate Andrew Blumenfeld is already ahead in at least one race — fundraising.
The 20-year-old Princeton University student had banked $13,730 in monetary contributions as of Oct. 22, according to the most recent campaign finance disclosure forms filed with the county clerk’s office. He edged out fellow challenger Ellen Multari and incumbent Jeanne Broberg, who raised $12,837 and $11,445 in cash donations, respectively. Challenger Ernest Koeppen was a distant fourth, reporting $4,150 in campaign contributions.
Multari is leading the pack in spending, plowing $7,825 into newspaper ads and campaign literature, according to disclosure forms. She is followed by Broberg with $7,210, Blumenfeld with $6,733, and Koeppen with $4,044 in campaign expenditures.
The four candidates are competing for two seats in the most closely watched La Cañada school board election in recent memory. One of those seats is open as the result of a decision by current board member Cindy Wilcox to not run again.