As required by law, the Committee to Recall Sheriff Gerald Antinoro filed the report of financial contributions and expense report on Monday March 27th. The report can be found online here.
The meat of the report is here:
The report is interesting in the information it reveals.
Contributors of the over $142,000 are:
- Tahoe Reno Industrial Center 127,557.01 in Legal ($43,557) and Consulting ($84,000)
- Lance Gilman Mailing ($5200) and Signs ($1640)
- Kris Thompson Mailings, Press Releases and Ads ($7637.54)
This figure reveals the players in the recall, TRIC (Don Norman and Lance Gilman), Storey County Commissioner Lance Gilman and Storey County Planning board member Kris Thompson are throwing a ton of cash into this effort.
And anyone familiar with the history between Antinoro and Gilman can see, with the amount of cash Gilman is throwing at the effort, how serious and perhaps desperate he is to oust the Sheriff from his job.
Sheriff Antinoro has cost Gilman millions of dollars by insitsing Gilman hold himself to the same level of accountability as the rest of us in the community; the fact that Gilman is willing to throw another $142,000 on top of those millions reveals the just how much he wants the Sheriff out.
Based on our estimates, this number is about 80 times more that Sheriff has spent on his efforts to retain his seat.
Depending on the outcome, this election will signal a turning point in Storey County politics; a return to the good old days of Del Carlo and Conforte when the county was bought and paid for by one man or a new era when we the people decide who buys what.