According to her most recent campaign reports, Fifth District County Board of Supervisors candidate Michelle Gomez has paid 61 percent of the money she’s raised for the General Election to her husband.
Not counting $13,000 in personal loans to the campaign, Gomez raised $24,285 since the primary election, while paying her husband, Don Gomez, $15,000 in the same period to be her campaign manager.
This is precisely one of the issues the San Diego Union-Tribune and several others noted when criticizing Congressman Duncan Hunter — paying his wife as campaign manager.
Below are the relevant numbers for the post-primary period:
6/30: $4,539 in contributions — No payments to husband
9/22: $13,054 in contributions — Paid Don Gomez $10,000
10/20: $6,692 in contributions — Paid Don Gomez $5,000
According to his Facebook page, Don Gomez is the campaign manager for his wife.
Michelle Gomez, vying against San Marcos Mayor Jim Desmond in the race for Supervisor, is endorsed by the San Diego County Democratic Party and many area labor unions.
The referenced reports are linked below: