Updated at 2 p.m. Feb. 1, 2016

Mayor Kevin Faulconer raised $1 million last year for his re-election bid despite having no viable opponent and only a late independent challenger.

San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer. Photo by Chris Stone

According to online filings for the second half of 2015, the Republican mayor reported close to 170 donors who gave the maximum $1,050 per election, including Pete Wilson, the former San Diego mayor, governor and U.S. senator.

Other maximum donors were weight-loss icon Jenny Craig, philanthropist Conrad Prebys, Bazaar del Mundo owner Diane Powers, Jerome’s Furniture president Jerome Navarra, Super Bowl crasher Dion Rich, Qualcomm co-founder Andrew Viterbi and Irwin Molasky, the Las Vegas-based real-estate tycoon who developed the La Costa Resort.

Notable spouses backing Faulconer include Gina Seau, ex-wife of late Chargers star Junior Seau (giving $500), and Geniya Manchester, wife of developer and former Union-Tribune owner Doug Manchester ($1,050).

Mayor Kevin Faulconer’s campaign finance report for second half of 2015. (PDF)

Faulconer’s 195-page Form 460 filed Jan. 21 shows he spent $272,000 last year and had a year-ending cash balance of $770,000.

If he takes more than 50 percent of the vote in the June 7 primary, defeating new entry Lori Saldaña, he’ll win his first four-year mayoral term. Faulconer won the February 2014 mayoral election in the wake of Bob Filner’s resignation. (Democrat Gretchen Newsom was a short-lived rival before she bowed out in December.)

Among those hoping to succeed termed-out City Attorney Jan Goldsmith, lone fellow Republican Robert Hickey raised $183,000 in 2015, including nearly $73,000 in the last six months. He had $99,000 in the bank at the end of the year.

But Democrats Rafael Castellanos and Gil Cabrera reported raising $306,000 and $209,000 last year, respectively. Castellanos outraised Cabrera $145,000 to $75,000 in the last six months of the year. Candidate Mara Elliott’s filing was not posted as of 2 p.m. Monday. Bryan Pease, an animal-rights activist, entered the race Jan. 8.

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In the closely watched District 1 council race between Ray Ellis and Barbara Bry — which could change the nominally nonpartisan council’s current 5-4 majority Democratic makeup — Republican Ellis reported raising $367,000 last year, including $190,000 in the past six months. He had about $184,000 in the bank at year’s end.

On Monday, a filing reported that Bry raised $272,000 in 2015, including $123,000 in the past six months. She had a cash balance at year’s end of $152,000.

Republican incumbents Mark Kersey of District 5 and Scott Sherman of District 7 reported raising $125,000 and $235,000 in 2015, respectively. District 5 challenger Keith Mikas raised all of 2,519.42 last year, and he spent 2,018.91 of it, records show.

District 9 candidates vying to succeed Councilwoman Marti Emerald include Araceli Martinez and Rebecca Paida, who raised $2,600 and $8,700, respectively, in 2015. Year-end filings were not available for Sam Bedwell, Ricardo Flores, Georgette Gomez and Sarah Saez.

Meanwhile, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins — given a clear path to victory in the 39th Senate District with last week’s withdrawal of incumbent Marty Block — reported she had raised $193,000 from 146 contributions for her 2016 race, against Block’s $71,000 from 47 donations.

But the Secretary of State’s financial disclosure database also said the “Atkins for Senate 2020” campaign had raised almost $968,000 from 517 contributions.

Councilman Todd Gloria’s campaign for Atkins’ 78th District Assembly seat has raised $365,000 from 455 donors, according to the same database. Gloria, a Democrat, is challenged by Republican Kevin Melton. A search of the state database turned up no donations for Melton.

In the 2014 primary, Melton won 11.6 percent of the vote — taking third behind Atkins and Republican Barbara Decker. Atkins beat Decker 61.6 percent to 38.4 percent in the November runoff.

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