King told the Voice that she is suspending fundraising and withdrawing due to her son's medical condition. His health had been worsening, and he was just hospitalized for a week, she said. "I work full time, I have these issues going on (at home), it's just a little too much to run a major campaign at this time," King said.
Simitian's campaign funds came from a broad range of contributors, including local developers, businesses, labor unions, individual donors and other political campaigns. The campaign of Alan Lowenthal, Simitian's colleague in the state Senate, gave Simitian's campaign $500, as did the Senate campaigns of Juan Vargas and Kevin de Leon.
Former Palo Alto Mayor Gary Fazzino contributed another $500 to Simitian's campaign, while Councilwoman Nancy Shepherd gave $100.
Simitian also drew $500 contributions from various unions, including the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, the California Nurses Association and the California Professional Firefighters. He also received $500 contributions from several major companies, including Applied Materials and Union Pacific Railroad.
Palo Alto developers also chipped in. Charles "Chop" Keenan and Roxy Rapp each donated $500, while Jim Baer gave Simitian's campaign $300.
Simitian also loaned $10,000 to his own campaign.
King, a former Saratoga mayor who now serves as executive director of the Santa Clara Family Health Foundation, drew much of her campaign cash from health-care professionals, businesses and residents in the central and southern parts of the county, including Saratoga, San Jose and Campbell.
She received $500 contributions from top executives at various Saratoga companies, including ME Fox and Co., PMG and Cirrus Logic. Michele Bolton, owner of Executive Edge Consulting in Campbell, contributed $500, as did the company's chief operating officer, Lloyd Bolton.
King also received $500 payments from Joanne Allen, president and CEO of Daughters of Charity Health Systems and the Children's Recovery Center. Nutritionist Nancy King contributed another $500, while Paul Taylor, chief executive officer of Momentum for Mental Health gave $100.
The campaign-finance documents also show Simitian outspending King by a two-to-one margin. He had spent $14,924 as of Dec. 31, compared to King's $7,471.
—Andrea Gemmet contributed to this report
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