Cooper Builds Campaign Warchest to $845,000 After Receiving $319,000 in Cash Contributions

August 8, 2017 |  

During the first six months of  2017 representing the Ninth Assembly District, California Assemblymember Jim Cooper's (D - Elk Grove) raised $319,242 for his campaign warchest.

According to information filed on Cooper's California Form 460 with the California Secretary of State, during the six-month period ending on June 30, 2017, Cooper ended with $847,519 in his campaign account.

Among the 94 cash contributions Cooper received, below in alphabetical order are the largest donations: 

  • Anheuser Busch, Sacramento - $4,400
  • California Apt. Association - $4,400
  • California Assoc. of Health Plans - $4,400
  • California Dental PAC - $8,800
  • California Dairies California Activities - $4,400
  • California Fresh Fruit PAC $4,400
  • California Professional Firefighters PAC - $6,000
  • California State Pipe Trades Council PAC $8,500
  • Californians for Jobs and a Strong Economy - $8,800
  • Charter Schools PAC - $4,400
  • Chevron Policy Government & Public Affairs $4,400
  • Johnson & Johnson, Washington DC - $8,000
  • Peace Officers Research Assoc. of California - $6,000
  • Personal Insurance Federation of Calif. Agents & Employees PAC - $8,000
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447 $8,500

During the six months, Cooper, who is now in his second term, also accepted donations totaling $22,100 from the following six tribal governments. Recently, Cooper introduced urgency legislation on behalf of the Wilton Rancheria to speed the approval of its gaming compact with the state for a casino inside the city limits of Elk Grove.  

  • Pechanga Band of Luiseno Indians - $8,800
  • Rincon Band of Luiseno Mission Indian of the Rincon Reservation - $1,000
  • Santa Ynez Band of  Mission Indians - $2,200
  • Sycuan Band of the Kumeyaay Nation - $4,200
  • Table Mountain Rancheria - $1,500
  • Viejas Tribal Government - $4,400

Interestingly, Cooper also received a $4,400 donation from Bentonville, Ark.-based Walmart. Prior to his current Assembly tenure, Cooper served for 14 years on the Elk Grove City Council where he stood foursquare against the retailing behemoth based in part on the support he received from labor unions such as the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 8 who opposes non-union retailers such as Walmart.  

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