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San Francisco’s two judicial candidates are tapping legal colleagues for campaign contributions, their disclosure statements show. Attorney Gail Dekreon and Deputy City Attorney Sean Connolly received generous donations from fellow lawyers, judges and court personnel. Between July 1 and Sept. 30, Dekreon reported contributions of $17,600 to boost her total war chest to $135,000, which includes loans of $52,000 from herself. Connolly during the same period reported raising $48,000 for a total of $108,000 in contributions and no loans. Going into the last month of the campaign, Connolly reported $35,500 cash on hand. Dekreon showed $24,200 in the bank. They will face off Nov. 5 for the judicial seat vacated by the retirement of Judge Douglas Munson. Connolly was especially busy phoning deputy city attorneys and assistant district attorneys. He is a former public defender, so is well known by those who donate to him. He received contributions from 21 deputy city attorneys, six deputy public defenders and seven assistant district attorneys. Also contributing were San Francisco Superior Court Judges Katherine Feinstein, $250, Wallace Douglass, $200, and Commissioner William Gargano, $350. Golden Gate University School of Law dean Peter Keane has given Connolly $500, and Supervisor Gavin Newsom contributed $250. Dekreon’s contributions came from a wide range of people, such as house cleaner Edward Leugoud, $1,200; Kaiser Permanente physicians John Ngai and Neal Shorstein, $500 and $100 respectively; and community activist Josephine Cole, $1,200. She also recorded contributions from four San Francisco judges: John Dearman, $100; Charles Haines, $250; Donna Little, $250, and Ronald Quidachay, $400. Public Defender-elect Jeff Adachi gave Dekreon $100; philanthropist and gay activist James Hormel gave $250. She also has received $350 from court manager Jerry Washington. Court reporters Sonia Wong and Carlito Mandia gave $500 and $300 respectively. Court interpreters Elizabeth McCarthy and Carol Sue Richardson gave $345 and $150 respectively.

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