Candidates for vacant council seat fill campaign coffers. A former mayor and local optometrist take in thousands of dollars. DOWNTOWN BURBANK -- Optometrist David Gordon and former Mayor Bill Wiggins lead the pack in the dash for campaign cash for the special City Council election, according to campaign finance disclosure forms filed with the city clerk's office.
For the reporting period that ended Dec. 10, Gordon reported receiving $13,000, which includes a $4,000 loan to himself.
"People are really responding to my main message of putting people first and restoring confidence and trust with new leadership on the council," Gordon said.
Contributions have come to his campaign from residents, professional acquaintances and friends who live outside the city, Gordon said.
Wiggins reported receiving contributions of $10,100 for the filing period. But in a filing to be made next week, $6,675 will be reported as having been collected between Dec. 11 and Wednesday, Wiggins said.