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How did Iris Martinez spend campaign funds in the first quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Apr 7, 2018

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Democratic Iris Martinez's election campaign committee, Friends of Iris Y Martinez, spent $98,390 in the first quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Martinez's committee spent the most on campaign work in the quarter, with 27.8% of this total ($5,250) going to Daniel Hernandez in Chicago. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Martinez's committee spent its money in the first quarter.

Table 1: First-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Campaign work
$18,909
19.2%
Campaign website/social media
$10,000
10.2%
Campaign staff
$9,500
9.7%
Rent for dec., jan. & feb.
$6,090
6.2%
Campaign media
$5,000
5.1%
Website expenses
$5,000
5.1%
Fund raising - food and hall
$4,110
4.2%
Campaign operations
$3,700
3.8%
Office supplies
$3,249
3.3%
Television advertising
$3,160
3.2%
Rent april
$2,030
2.1%
Rent/march
$2,030
2.1%
Election day celebration
$1,658
1.7%
Walk cards
$1,445
1.5%
Computer purchases
$1,380
1.4%
Donations
$1,338
1.4%
Air fare - candidate
$1,317
1.3%
Campaign palm cards
$1,250
1.3%
Ads
$1,200
1.2%
Rent for april, may and june
$1,020
1%
Food for campaign workers
$1,000
1%
Campaign work, d2
$1,000
1%
Election operations
$960
1%
Election day operations
$960
1%
Phones
$889
0.9%
Candidate lodging
$724
0.7%
Cell phones
$595
0.6%
Food volunteers
$577
0.6%
Fund raising entertainment
$550
0.6%
Marketing ads
$540
0.6%
Storage
$526
0.5%
Sponsorships
$500
0.5%
Banners
$500
0.5%
Invites
$436
0.4%
Buttons
$397
0.4%
Office equipment
$378
0.4%
Dj
$350
0.4%
Rent
$300
0.3%
Membership
$299
0.3%
Donation/ticket purchase
$277
0.3%
Internet access
$271
0.3%
Meals/meeting with volunteers
$264
0.3%
Hustle text messages
$256
0.3%
Funeral flowers
$250
0.3%
Campaign walk piece
$245
0.3%
Subscriptions
$239
0.2%
Computer services
$234
0.2%
Gasoline
$220
0.2%
Gift cards for senior event
$204
0.2%
Mc for conference
$200
0.2%
Meals/meeting with staff
$169
0.2%
Parking
$169
0.2%
Meals
$136
0.1%
Meals/volunteers
$114
0.1%
Meals/meeting with business leaders
$79
< 0.1%
Meeting with volunteers supplies
$40
< 0.1%
Meals/meeting with constituents
$39
< 0.1%
Meals/meeting with community leaders
$36
< 0.1%
Meals/meeting with community members
$28
< 0.1%
Meals/meeting with elected
$22
< 0.1%
Meeting with volunteers
$22
< 0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the first quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Foremost Strategy LLP
2018-03-12
$10,000
Campaign website/social media
Ampol Development Co., Inc.
2018-02-02
$6,090
Rent for dec., jan. & feb.
Foremost Strategy LLP
2018-01-29
$5,000
Campaign media
Foremost Strategy LLP
2018-01-31
$5,000
Website expenses
LaVilla Banquets
2018-03-02
$4,110
Fund raising - food and hall
The Maytag Group LLC
2018-03-20
$3,700
Campaign operations
Christina Rivero
2018-03-22
$2,500
Campaign staff
Christina Rivero
2018-03-19
$2,500
Campaign staff
Christina Rivero
2018-02-23
$2,500
Campaign staff
Imagen Marketing Consultants
2018-02-21
$2,160
Television advertising
Ampol Development Co., Inc.
2018-03-19
$2,030
Rent april
Ampol Development Co., Inc.
2018-03-02
$2,030
Rent/march
Christina Rivero
2018-02-09
$2,000
Campaign staff
Sonia Sanchez
2018-03-21
$2,000
Campaign work
LaVilla Banquets
2018-03-20
$1,658
Election day celebration
Daniel Hernandez
2018-03-22
$1,500
Campaign work
Apple Store
2018-01-27
$1,380
Computer purchases
Daniel Hernandez
2018-02-23
$1,250
Campaign work
Daniel Hernandez
2018-02-09
$1,250
Campaign work
Daniel Hernandez
2018-03-09
$1,250
Campaign work
Polish Daily News
2018-03-05
$1,200
Ads
Christopher McDonald
2018-02-23
$1,076
Campaign work
Raymond Bethell
2018-03-09
$1,067
Campaign work
Ampol Development Co., Inc.
2018-03-19
$1,020
Rent for april, may and june
Ruben Contigo
2018-02-12
$1,000
Television advertising

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