With elections fast approaching, local candidates are reporting donations, though the majority have received less than $1,000.

The three candidates for Barstow City Council are incumbent Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, incumbent Timothy Silva and challenger Carmen Hernandez. Barstow residents will vote for two candidates.

According to campaign finance reports, Hackbarth-McIntyre has received a total of $3,657 in donations for the period between July 1 and Sept. 30.

Hackbarth-McIntyre has received donations of $100 or more from the following individuals, businesses and committees: Susan E. Jones of Fort Irwin, Pauline Villareal of Barstow, Patrick Padilla of Helendale, Suzanne Gesiriech of Barstow, Lawrence Dale of Barstow, Chet Hitt of Apple Valley, Richard Harpole of Barstow, Barstow Tire & Brake, Eva Stewart of Barstow, Loreina Contreras of Barstow, Canaday & Company (which planned to build a large development in Barstow in 2005) based in Costa Mesa, and the Committee to Re-Elect Bev Lowry.

Silva has received $4,327.99 in donations for the period between July 14 and Sept. 30.

Silva has received donations of $100 or more from the Committee to Elect Julie Hackbarth-McIntyre, Lawrence Dale of Barstow, Barstow Tire & Brake, and Canaday & Company.

Hernandez has received $2,289 in donations from the period between July 1 and Sept. 30.

Hernandez has received donations of $100 or more from Carl and Yoshimi Sufall of Barstow, Alice Hsu of Yorba Linda, William Alansville of Barstow, Mojave Desert Democratic Club, the Committee to Re-Elect Bev Lowry, Wayne and Jan Soppland of Barstow, and Robert Washington of Barstow.

There are a total of seven people running for the Barstow Unified School District board. Residents will vote for two candidates.

Barbara Rose and Ernest Vogt are the current incumbents.  The other candidates include Robert Myers, Everette Odegaard, Raymond Perea, Ben Rosenberg and Gene Stoops.

All of the candidates except Ben Rosenberg are expecting donations to be under $1,000.

Rosenberg had a total of $5,589 in contributions to his campaign. Rosenberg contributed $4,750 to his own campaign and also received a donation of over $100 from the Committee to Re-Elect Bev Lowry.

There are four people running for the Silver Valley Unified School District board for two positions.

The candidates include Linda DeLuca, Fred O'Byrnes, Heather Reid, and Rhonda Colleen Royalty. All four candidates received less than $1,000 in contributions.

There are five candidates running for three positions on the Yermo Community Services District board. All of the candidates received less than $1,000 in contributions.

Geoff Berner and Scott Walker are current incumbents for the board. Charles Coates, Paul Ray and Edward White are also running for the board.

Candidates will be filing another campaign finance report on Thursday.

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