Reno City Council Ward 1 race – candidate funding breakdown

The sidewalk on the west side of Gordon Ave. in Reno, NV on September 14, 2020, a central Ward 1 neighborhood - photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Two candidates are running for the Ward 1 seat on the Reno City Council in 2020, incumbent Jenny Brekhus and J.D. Drakulich. Reno City Council members serve 4-year terms, and are limited to three terms.  

During the June 9, 2020 primary, Jenny Brekhus won 45.2 percent of the vote and J.D. Drakulich won 35.6 percent. Brekhus and Drakulich were the top two candidates in the primary and are now on the 2020 General Election ballot.  

What follows are lists of campaign contributions of $250.00 or greater and expenses as of October 15, 2020.     

Nevada law stipulates that the maximum single donation to a candidate is $10,000.

Reno, NV circa 1908. Much of what became Reno’s Ward 1 as seen from the air. Lower right, what became Arlington and California avenues were dirt roads in 1908 – photo: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

 Jenny Brekhus

Jenny Brekhus is an experienced land use planner and is running for reelection as Reno City Council Ward 1 council member. Brekhus was first elected to the Reno City Council in 2016. See more at her website.

Cumulative fundraising as of October 15, 2020:  $74,330.00 

Contributions, $250.00 and larger:

DRIVE Committee – Washington, DC – $10,000    
Erika White – Verdi, NV – $5,000.00      
Brian White -Verdi, NV – $5,000.00 
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Reno Firefighters Ass. Inc – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
John Saludes – Reno, NV – $2,000
DRM – Reno, NV – $1,500.00    
RAPG – Reno, NV  – $1,500.00
Myrna Ornelas – El Paso, TX – $1,450.00 

Uppal Properties – Reno, NV – $1,100.00  
Friends for Kitty Jung – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Nevada Energy – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00  
Building & Cons Trade Corp – Sparks, NV – $1,000.00
District Council of Iron Workers – Pinole, CA – $1,000.00
Greenstreet Development Inc – Reno, NV – $1,000.00    
IUEO Stationary Engineers Local 39, Nevada Voice – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Peter Chase Neumann – Reno, NV – $1,000.00      
Renate Neumann – Reno, NV – $1,000.00      
Airtravel, LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00      
Bonanza Casino – Reno, NV – $1,000.00 
Lewis Investment Corp – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
Carson Miller – Washoe Valley, NV – $1,000.00
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters Nevada PAC – Las Vegas, NV – $500.00
Operating Engineers Local Union No 3, District 11 PAC – $500.00      
Archie Granata – Reno, NV – $500.00
John Marshall – Reno, NV – $500.00 
I Heidi Loeb Hegerich – Reno, NV – $500.00
Tick Segerblom – Las Vegas, NV – $500.00
Elizabeth Brekhus – Greenbrae, CA – $500.00
Answerwest Inc. – Reno, NV  – $500.00      
Sandra Brekhus – San Anselmo, CA – $500.00  
Operating Eng Local Union #3 – Alameda, CA – $500.00
Midtown Opportunity Corp – Reno, NV – $350.00
Ron Bath – Reno, NV – $350.00
Crisis Collections Management – Reno, NV – $300.00
Dorothy Holmes – Reno, NV – $300.00 
Fred Atcheson – Reno, NV – $300.00  
Sotelo Legal Associates- Reno, NV – $250.00
Lawrence Kittell – Reno, NV – $250.00
Dave Kladney – Reno, NV – $250.00
M Chris Malloy – Reno, NV – $250.00
Richard Hill – Reno, NV- $250.00
Ken Adams – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Craig Questa – Reno, NV – $750.00      
Robert D. Parker – Reno, NV – $500.00      
Pamela Galloway – Reno, NV – $250.00     
Gary Atkinson – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Chris Giunchigiliani – Las Vegas, NV – $250.00    
James Dodson – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Anne Macquarie – Carson City, NV – $250.00      
Lori Wray – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Kurt Hoge – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Richard Hill Attorney at law – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Brad Van Woert – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Ronda Theisen – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Mark and Lori Wray – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Kyle Roerink – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Casey Corbett – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Pamela Galloway – Reno, NV – $250.00
Andrew Samuelsen – Reno, NV – $250.00
Timothy Hay – Reno, NV – $250.00      
Lloyd Stradley – Reno, NV – $250.00    
Jeanette Kerley – Reno, NV – $250.00      
David Walker – Reno, NV – $250.00  

Cumulative expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020:

Washoe County Democratic Party – Reno, NV – $600.00
Tallac Strategies – Reno, NV – $1,250.00
Reno Type – Reno, NV – $17,389.53
Double Click Design – Reno, NV – $755.00
Tallac Strategies – Reno, NV – $8,560.00
Royal Printing – Las Vegas, NV – $2,557.42
Trevor Bexon – Reno, NV – $300.00
Conrad Communications – Reno, NV 89501 – $1,000.00
The Sexton Group – Chicago, IL – $4,286.89
Tallac Strategies – Reno, NV – $6,300.00
CPM Services – Reno, NV – $1,485.00
Outdoor Digital – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
United States Postmaster – Reno, NV – $12,386.42
Nora Prochaska – Reno, NV – $2,227.50
Nevada System Of Higher Education – Reno, NV – $233.00
Facebook – Menlo, CA – $450.00
Act Blue – Somerville, MA – $103.04
Ohlson Consulting – Washington, DC – $7,623.14
Patrick Turner – Reno, NV 8 – $500.00
Fellers – Sacramento, CA – $129.91
Signs By Tomorrow – Reno, NV – $270.68
Jack W Heinemann – Reno, NV – $1,415.00

J.D. Drakulich

J.D. Drakulich is a Reno native and works as a real estate agent. See more from his website.

Cumulative fundraising as of October 15, 2020: $189,919.24 

Contributions, $250.00 and larger:

Newport Pacific Land Company LLC – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
Lyon Management Group – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
LR Prado Ranch LLC – San Diego, CA – $5,000.00
Reno Land Inc. – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Builders Assn of Northern NV – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Reno Sparks Assoc. of Realtors – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
SWD Partners – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Western Nevada Supply Co. – Sparks, NV – $4,000.00
AGC PAC – Reno, NV – $3,500.00
Heinz Rach Land Company – Walnut Creek, CA – $3,500.00
Nevada Tri Partners – Reno, NV – $5,500.00
Cathy Stitser – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Switch – Las Vegas, NV – $2,500.00
Sierra Nevada Construction – Sparks, NV – $2,500.00
Q & D Construction – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Road and Highway Builder LLC – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Clark/Sullivan Construction – Sparks, NV – $2,500.00
Jeffrey P Jacobs – North Palm Beach, CA – $2,500.00
Deep Roots Harvest – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Grand Sierra Resort – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Alpen Mortgage – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Jenuane Communities, LLC – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
KDH Builders – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Cassadee Lissner – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Peter Lissner – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Robert Lissner – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Elaine Lissner – Oakland, CA – $2,000.00
Lifestyle Homes – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Woodland Village North – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
Peppermill – Reno, NV – $2,000.00
KG Walters Construction Co. – Santa Rosa, CA $2,000.00
McDonald & Carano Government Affairs & Advocacy Group LLC – Reno, NV – $1,500.00
Corey Henderson – Reno, NV – $1,500.00
Core Construction Services – Las Vegas, NV – $1,500.00
Kaemfer Crowell – Las Vegas, NV – $1,250.00
North Reno Land Development LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Jerry/Debbie Hubbard/Delauer – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Vidler Water Co Inc. – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Michael Duhart – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Nevada Builders Alliance – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Steven Strickland – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Construction Development Services – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Nicholas and Debra Rossi – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Stephen Hartman – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Bryan Drakulich – Sparks, NV – $1,000.00
J & J MECHANICAL INC. – Sparks – $1,000.00
Knute Knudson – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Bonanza – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Mark Thierman – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
D & D Plumbing – Sparks, NV – $1,000.00
Martin Iron Works – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Gardner Engineering – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Sandra Raffealli – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Robert Armstrong – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Vidler Water Co Inc. – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Foundry LLC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Pacific Development LLC – San Anselmo, CA – $1,000.00
Tanamera Construction – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Battle Born Women PAC – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Rilite Agregate Company – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Robert Fitzgerald – Sparks, NV – $1,000.00
Tolles Development Company LLC- Reno, NV – $750.00
Classic Finishes LLC – Reno, NV – $600.00
155 Gardner Street LLP – Reno, NV – $500.00
Kurt Stitser- Reno, NV – $500.00
John Morrey- Reno, NV – $500.00
Gene/Kathleen Drakulich – Reno, NV – $500.00
Patrick Coleman – Reno, NV – $500.00
Christi Quatro – Reno, NV – $500.00
Susan Geer – Reno, NV – $500.00
Carter-Geer and Associates – Reno, NV – $500.00
Patrick Coleman – Reno, NV  – $500.00
KLS Planning – Reno, NV – $500.00
J.D. and Dulce Drakulich – Reno, NV – $500.00
ERGS Inc – Reno, NV – $500.00
Granite Construction Company – Watsonville, CA – $500.00
Robert Nielsen – Reno, NV – $500.00
James and Shirley Hunting – Reno, NV – $500.00
Alturas Bar and Nightclub – Reno, NV – $500.00
Tahoe Insurance Group, LLC – Incline Village, NV – $500.00
Capitol Partners – Reno, NV – $500.00
S3 RENOvation Investors LLC – Reno, NV – $500.00
S3 – Reno, NV – $500.00
GBS – Reno, NV – $500.00
Gregory Peek – Reno, NV – $500.00
Nicolas and Debra Rossi – Reno, NV – $500.00
NPM & CSA – Reno, NV – $500.00
Teichert Inc – Sacramento, CA – $500.00
LP Insurance – Reno, NV – $500.00
R & J Joy, Inc. – Reno, NV – $500.00
Titan Electrical Contracting – Reno, NV – $500.00
Vic and Linda Drakulich – Reno, NV – $500.00
Christopher Bielser – Reno, NV – $500.00
Robert and Christine Winkel – Reno, NV – $500.00
Ed McCaffery – Reno, NV – $500.00
Cindy Carano – Reno, NV – $500.00
Kathleen Taylor – Reno, NV – $500.00
Washoe Republican Women – Reno, NV – $500.00
TRC Homes – Reno, NV – $350.00
Lawton Properties LLC – Reno, NV – $300.00
Carole K. Anderson – Reno, NV – $300.00
Mary Conklin – Reno, NV – $300.00
Dr. William and Kathleen Trimmer – Reno, NV – $300.00
Tom Fountain – Sparks, NV – $250.00
Valerie Glenn – Reno, NV – $250.00
Victor Rameker – Reno, NV – $250.00
Damon Drakulich – Reno, NV – $250.00
Mendy K Elliott – Reno, NV – $250.00
Richard Molezzo – Reno, NV – $250.00
Foster Consulting – Reno, NV – $250.00
Thomas H Gallagher – Reno, NV – $250.00
GMB Realty, LLC – Reno, NV – $250.00
Timmus Leasing Company LLC – Reno, NV – $250.00
TJ Duncan – Reno, NV – $250.00
Jim Devold – Reno, NV – $250.00
Kami Hitti – Reno, NV – $250.00
Brian Dansereau – Reno, NV – $250.00
Doughboys Donuts – Reno, NV – $250.00
Tonic Lounge Inc. – Reno, NV – $250.00
Nevada Brew House Inc. – Reno, NV – $250.00
Bloomhuff Entertainment Inc.- Reno, NV – $250.00
Larry Peyton – Incline Village, NV – $250.00
Tammy Hill-Fegert – Reno, NV – $250.00
Randy J. Brown Investments, KKC – Reno, NV – $250.00
Hawco Development Company – Reno, NV – $250.00
Norman and Laura Dianda – Reno, NV – $250.00
Kim Bacchus – Reno, NV – $250.00

Cumulative expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020:

Vista Print – VistaPrint.com, MA – $438.68
Postal Depot – Reno, NV – $160.00
Outdoor Plus Digital – Reno, NV – $8,406.97
GB Political LLC – Las Vegas, NV – $2,478.00
Brewers Cabinet – Reno, NV – $941.90
Wild Garlic – Reno, NV – $103.04
East Public Relations – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Ecanvasser – Cork Ireland, IR – $2,255.57
Office Depot Reno – Reno, NV – $220.00
Adam Robbins – Reno, NV – $3,500.00
Pinocchio’s Bar & Grill – Reno, NV – $247.88
RPI Printing – Reno, NV – $974.38
Call Fire – Las Vegas, NV – $299.00
Grind Creative – Reno, NV – $1,547.50
Deitz Media Marketing – $37,090.03
PDQ – Las Vegas, NV – $10,990.25
Callfire – Santa Monioca, CA – $602.00
CSG Direct – Reno, NV – $2,162.76
Homegrown Gastro Pub – Reno – $588.85
Grind Creative – Reno, NV – $2,605.25
GB Political – Las Vegas, NV – $1,500.00
Tom Clark Solutions – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Easy Public Relations – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Call Hub – Walnut, CA – $250.00
Shane Scott – Reno, NV – $250.00
Tiffany East – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Constant Contact – Loveland, CO – $125.00
Proforma Albrecht and Co. – Cincinnati, OH – $1,021.44


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