Reno City Council Ward 3 race – candidate funding breakdown

At the corner of Wells Ave. and Wonder St. there is a mix of new and iconic Reno businesses. Wells Ave. is the heart of Reno's Ward 3 - photo: Brian Bahouth/the Ally

Two candidates are running for the Ward 3 seat on the Reno City Council in 2020, incumbent Oscar Delgado and Ruth “Rudy” Leon. Reno City Council members serve 4-year terms and are limited to three terms.   

The primary for this office was cancelled. 

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. 

Oscar Delgado 

Oscar Delgado was first elected to the Reno City Council in 2012. Mr. Delgado describes his two terms on the Reno City Council member as the “highlight” of his professional career.   See more at his website.  

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

Contributions, $250.00 and larger:   

DRIVE Committee – Washington, DC – $10,000.00
Lyon Management Group – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
Newport Pacific Land Company LLC – Newport Beach, CA – $10,000.00
Reno Land Development Company LLC – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Associated General Contractors – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Builders Assoc. of Northern Nevada – Reno, NV – $5,000.00
Victor Fuchs – Las Vegas, NV – $4,000.00
Rashpal Kaur Singh – Reno, NV – $3,000.00
Peppermill Casinos, Inc – Reno, NV $3,500.00
Bonanza Casino – Reno, NV – $2,500.00      
The Siegel Group – Las Vegas, NV – $2,500.00
Jacobs Entertainment, Inc. – Golden, CO – $2,500.00
Heinz Ranch Land Company, LLC – Walnut Creek, CA – $5,000.00
Reno Fire Fighters Association – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Reno Sparks Assoc Realtors – Reno, NV – $2,500.00
Herb and Bui Simon (Owner of the Indiana Pacers basketball team and one of the nation’s largest shopping center builders, the Simons Property Group) – Indianapolis, IN – $2,500.00
Labor International Union of North America Local 169 – Reno, NV – $1,500.00
NV Energy – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
Robert Lissner – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Peter Lissner – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Elaine Lissner – Oakland, CA – $1,000.00
The Ferraro Group – Las Vegas, NV – $1,000.00
Lance & Alma Faulstich – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Doug Roberts – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
IUOE Stationary Engineers Local 39 – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Lewis Roca – Phoenix, AZ – $1,000.00
Nevada Builders Alliance – Carson City, NV – $1,000.00
Frederick M. Bates – Reno, NV – $500.00
Associated General Contractors – Reno, NV – $500.00
John Krmpotic – Reno, NV – $500.00
Granite Construction Company – Watsonville, CA – $500.00
GBS  – Reno, NV – $500.00
S3-300  – Reno, NV – $500.00
S3 RENOvation Investors, LLC – Reno, NV – $500.00
Cortney Young – Reno, NV – $500.00
Chris Barrett – Reno, NV – $250.00
Dixie Grossman – Reno, NV – $250.00 
Paul Pearson – Reno, NV – $250.00  
SIX Development – Reno, NV – $250.00
Casey Gillham – Reno, NV – $250.00  

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

Democratic Party of Washoe County- Reno, NV – $640.00
Glen Duncan Elementary School – Reno, NV – $1,000.00
Site5.com – Fayetteville, AR – $257.70
Dreams Foundation – Reno, NV – $250.00
ACCEPT – Reno, NV – $300.00
Nikki Bailey-Lundahl – Sparks, NV – $2,000.00
Reno Type – Reno, NV – $174.30
Nevada Democratic Party – Las Vegas, NV – $1,500.00
PDQ – Las Vegas, NV – $2,713.49
Board of Regents – CBESS – $2,500.00
Noemi Gomez Martinez – Reno, NV – $1,750.00
Missed Opportunities – North Las Vegas, NV – $1,800.00
Fong Menante – Reno, NV – $59, 496.00  

Ruth “Rudy” Leon 

Ruth “Rudy” Leon has worked as a librarian for most of her adult life, according to her website 

Cumulative fundraising as of October 15, 2020: $1,940.00

Contributions, $250.00 and larger as of October 15:

Paul Malikowski – Reno, NV – $400.00
Sandra Leon – Lincolnshire, IL – $250.00
Joshua Kaufmann – Chicago, IL – $250.00

Leon campaign expenses in excess of $100.00 as of October 15, 2020.

Lindsy Judd – Reno, NV – $220.00


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