Clarification: EUSD candidate Strich’s campaign contributions


Recently filed campaign disclosure paperwork shows Encinitas Union School District board candidate Marla Strich has raised $5,333 and spent $3,788 thus far.

Her latest contributions weren’t included in an Encinitas Advocate article two weeks ago noting EUSD candidates’ campaign donors, because Strich’s paperwork was posted online after that story was filed.

The due date for the latest round of campaign disclosures was listed as Oct. 6. Strich postmarked her paperwork Oct. 6, and staff from the San Diego County Registrar of Voters uploaded it online Oct. 8.

Elvira Vargas, elections manager of campaign services for the registrar, said Strich met the filing deadline by postmarking her campaign finance disclosures Oct. 6.

Eric Hall, the owner of Eric Hall & Associates, a school construction management company, gave Strich $1,500, her largest contribution during the most recent filing period. The company’s website names EUSD as a current client.

Strich, president of the EUSD board, also gained a $100 contribution from Carol Skiljan, an EUSD board trustee.

Her remaining contributions during the filing period came from retired individuals in North County, EUSD teachers and a $100 contribution from the EUSD facilities director.

Strich also loaned her own campaign $100.

For the upcoming election, Strich has aligned herself with Gregg Sonken and Emily Andrade, the two other incumbents running for re-election. Challenger Jennifer Hamler hopes to nab one of the three open seats.

Additional financial disclosures are due Oct. 26, the last deadline before the Nov. 4 election.