CITY HALL — Campaign fundraising for the City Council race is down 90% compared to 2007 — the last time there were two seats in the running — records show, a trend also seen in the races for school board and Glendale Community College trustees.
In the first seven weeks of 2011, the six candidates vying for two spots on the Glendale City Council have raised a combined $23,231, according to the first round of campaign disclosure forms filed with the City Clerk’s Office.
That contrasts sharply with the same period for the 2007 election season — when eight candidates battling for two seats on the City Council raised more than $180,000 combined, according to campaign disclosure forms.
By this time in 2007, Rafi Manoukian — the then-incumbent who lost his seat to City Councilman John Drayman — had already raised nearly $90,000. This year, as a challenger to get back on the council, Manoukian has raised roughly $4,600, records show.