February 25th, 2010 5:33 pm | by BETH SLOVIC News | Posted In: CLEAN UP, Politics, City Hall

Election 2010: Mary Volm Gets A $5,000 Donation

Jesse Cornett, Spencer Burton, Mary Volm, Jason Renaud
After failing to qualify for public campaign financing in her City Council bid, Mary Volm -- former long-time City of Portland employee, pictured above -- just pulled a $5,000 private donation.

The donor is Jasun Wurster, the former spokesman for the campaign to recall Mayor Sam Adams. Wurster is also Volm's boyfriend.

Volm, of course, is hoping to unseat Commissioner Dan Saltzman, who is seeking a fourth term in the May election. The other candidates include Jesse Cornett, the only city candidate this year to qualify for $150,000 in public campaign financing; mental health advocate Jason Renaud; stonemason Spencer Burton; Portland State University student Rudy Soto; community activist Martha Perez; and family therapist Ed Garren.

Volm's donation brings her war chest to $13,000, including in-kind donations. Saltzman has about $40,000. Here's the lowdown on new donations to the rest of the candidates: Renaud has $4,000. Garren has $125. Burton has $15. Soto has zero. Perez has zero.

Photo of Cornett, Burton, Volm and Renaud from January.
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