By Robert Haugh
Councilman Anthony Becker is running for Santa Clara Mayor against Mayor Lisa Gillmor.
The filing deadline was yesterday. Santa Clara News Online will be following that race and two City Council races closely.
This won’t be the first time Becker and Gillmor have faced off. They ran against each other in 2018. Gillmor got re-elected with 75 percent of the vote.
To get ready for the race SCNO dusted off a file from 2018 and found something interesting. Becker spent a lot of his money on food and gas. That’s not common for Santa Clara candidates.
Here’s a look at Becker’s campaign report through the end of October 2018.
He spent a total of $6,775. He spent $1,170 on fast food and gas. That’s 17 percent of his expenditures. Wow.
Some of Becker’s favorite gas stations:
(Note to Becker: Arco on the El Camino usually has lower prices if you pay with a debit card).
It looks like Becker spent a lot of money on fast food for himself and not volunteers. The expenditures were usually less than $20.
Some of Becker’s favorite fast food places:
- Taco Bell (a lot of “running for the border”)
- Jack in the Box
Win or lose this year, it looks like Santa Clara gas stations and fast food places are looking forward to the Becker campaign.