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Criminal defense attorney Arthur Bocanegra has raised the most money in Santa Clara’s two judicial races, outpacing the trio of prosecutors also campaigning for a spot on the bench. Bocanegra has raised $87,175 since the campaign commenced last autumn for Seat No. 9, according to financial statements filed this week. His opponent, Deputy DA George Chadwick, says he has raised no money and has spent about $9,000 of his own funds on the campaign. In the other Nov. 5 run-off, for Seat No. 16, Deputy DA Ron Del Pozzo has raised $71,321 by tapping San Jose’s prosecutors and criminal defenders. Deputy DA Aaron Persky, meanwhile, has brought in $67,532, including contributions from former colleagues at Morrison & Foerster and from big-firm lawyers in Palo Alto and Mountain View. Most of the campaign money has gone to slate mailers, fund raisers and signs. Bocanegra has spent $23,000 on slate mailers since July, including putting his name in the “Democratic Voters Choice” and “COPS Voter Guide.” His contributors include First District Court of Appeal Justice Maria Rivera and Sixth District Court of Appeal Justice Franklin Elia, as well as Santa Clara County Judges James Chang, Jean High Wetenkamp, Robert Foley, Jerome Nadler, Paul Cole, Kenneth Shapero and Rene Navarro. Chadwick, who isn’t soliciting contributions, has not filed financial statements for the past two periods and said Tuesday he hasn’t raised or spent any money since the March 5 election. “I just got my new treasurer,” he said. Failing to file campaign finance statements is a violation of the Political Reform Act, according to the Fair Political Practices Commission, and can result in fines of up to $5,000. Del Pozzo’s contributors include Santa Clara County Judges Paul Bernal, Jerome Brock, Ray Cunningham, Rodney Stafford, Susan Bernardini and Eugene Hyman. He has spent nearly $16,000 on slate mailers and other campaign literature since July 1, including putting his name in the “California Voter Guide,” “Independent Voter,” and “Continuing the Republican Revolution.” Del Pozzo also has spent $4,500 on consultant Rick Lindholm since July. Persky’s contributors include Santa Clara County Judges Virginia Mae Days, James Emerson, Leon Fox, Robert Baines and Robert Foley. Persky has spent nearly $7,300 on slate mailers, including putting his name in the “Golden State Senior Election Guide,” the “Democratic Voters Choice” and the “Non-Partisan Candidate Evaluation Council.” He has spent $1,500 on Hermosa Beach consultants The Political Scientists.

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