For the period between Oct. 1 and 20, Elk Grove City Council Member Gary Davis continues to overwhelm his five opponents in fundraising in the race to become the city's first directly elected mayor.
According to disclosures filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office, for the the 20 day period ending last Saturday, Davis received $15,025 in cash contributions.
Candidates Sophia Scherman generated cash donations of $4,820, Jerry Braxmeyer received $150 and Greg Higley received $500. Lynn Wheat has voluntarily limited her campaign expenditures to less than $1,000 and will not accept donations so she is exempted from reporting. Lawanna Montgomery's report was not on the city clerk's website at the time of this post.
Davis' significant contributions included $500 from Teamsters Local 150, $2,000 from Homes PAC, $1,000 from Sacramento Builders Exchange and $1,000 each from self employed land developers Christo Bardis and John Reynen. Scherman received $1,500 from the Sacramento Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and $1,600 from American Sikh PAC.
Year-to-date Davis has generated $96,688 in cash donations while Scherman, who is a distant second to Davis in this category, generated cash donations of $14,769.
According to Elk Grove City Clerk Jason Lindgren, for the period starting Sunday, Oct. 21 through Monday, Nov. 5, the following reports are due to the Office of the City Clerk within 24 hours:
- Form 496 if independent expenditures of $1,000 or more are made;
- Form 497 if a contribution of $1,000 or more is received;
- Form 497 if a contribution of $1,000 or more is made to another candidate or another measure being voted on November 6 or made to a political party committee.