By Miriam Raftery
October 17, 2016 (La Mesa) — Substantial campaign contributions are pouring into the La Mesa City Council race. Topping the list is challenger Colin Parent, who has raised $63,668 as of the most recent campaign filing deadline. Incumbent Council member/attorney Kristine Alessio has raised $16,000 of which nearly all, $15,000, is self-funded. Council member Ruth Sterling’s campaign has raised $3,600, which is 100% self-funded.