Loose Lips

Constituent Fund Reports: Water Bottles for Everybody

shutterstock_108362429 (2)It look a little while, but all the councilmembers have turned in their October constituent service fund reports (except for David Grosso, who doesn't have one). Ostensibly, the funds are meant to help residents with issues like utility bills and rent, which isn't always how things work out. On to the goods:

Jack Evans' sports tickets, a regular feature of the reports, are nowhere to be found this period. But water bottles, another recurring item, were still popular with the constituent funds, with councilmembers spending a combined $791.99 on water.

Freshman Councilmember Anita Bonds wasted no time setting up her fund, taking in $5,000 rolled over from her April at-large campaign and $2,300 donations from power players like real estate firm William C. Smith ($500) and Pepco ($500).

David Catania took in $4,300 this period, putting him in the lead for donations (not counting Bonds' donation from her campaign). Among Catania's donors: lobbyist David Julyan's firm ($500) and Chinatown Coffee ($500).

Jack Evans is still paying off Capital Pride Parade expenses, including $409.16 on stickers for the parade and his $750 registration.

After controversy and a campaign finance investigation that didn't turn up muchYvette Alexander's fund is laying low with just $28.95 in the bank. But don't worry, Ward 7 constituents in need of service: Alexander told her colleagues at a recent Council breakfast that she's starting to fundraise again.

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