Following The Money: City Council Fundraising

It appears that Ward 6 Councilwoman Nina Trasoff has been hitting the fundraising trail. Trasoff, who had been trailing Republican opponent Steve Kozachik in the money chase, has closed the gap, according to campaign-finance reports filed last week.

Trasoff reported raising a total of $47,351 as of Sept. 8 and had $33,002 left in the bank.

Trasoff has also applied for matching funds under the city’s publicly funded campaign program. Once she qualifies, Trasoff will be eligible to have private contributions matched by taxpayers, but she’ll have to limit her spending to somewhere around $100,000. That means she’s just about done with fundraising.

Kozachik still holds a slight lead in the fundraising race, having brought in $51,990. Kozachik, who had $35,116 left in the bank, also applied for matching funds earlier this week.

It’s likely to take several weeks for auditors to confirm their eligibility for matching funds.

In Ward 3, Karin Uhlich had just under $52,000 and received $36,787