Assemblymember Jim Cooper Collects $279,603 from 162 Contributors For 2018 Campaign



December 1, 2017 |  

According to information recently filed with the State of California Secretary of State and posted by Election Track, Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) raised $279,603 for the period between June 30 and November 30, 2017. The cash payments came from 162 contributors.

Cooper represents California's 9th Assembly District which includes Elk Grove, Galt, Lodi, and portions of Sacramento and unincorporated areas of Sacramento and San Joaquin counties. First elected to the Assembly in 2014, Cooper is seeking his third term in 2018.

Before his Assembly election, Cooper served as an Elk Grove City Council Member for 14 years and retired from the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department following a 30-year career upon his election to the Assembly in 2014.

Cooper's career has more him favorable to legislation supported by law enforcement agencies and district attorneys. Among law enforcement-oriented legislation that Cooper has sponsored has been a bill that would have limited the sale of butane to curb explosions at illegal hash oil production sites and one that would collect DNA samples for specific types of misdemeanor arrests.

The butane hash oil bill was vetoed by Gov. Jerry Brown and the DNA bill, Assembly Bill 16, has stalled in committee. AB 16 was first introduced in 2016 and reintroduced in the latest session.

During this reporting period, Cooper also collected $14,400 from six bail bond firms. Reforming the bail bond industry, which is opposed by law enforcement, has become a topic that has taken on greater significance as a social justice issue in recent years.

A state Senate bill has been introduced that has the backing of Gov. Jerry Brown and California Supreme Court Justice Tani Cantil-Sanauye. Not surprisingly, the bail bond industry opposes the legislation. 

Another industry group contributing were six Indian casinos who gave Cooper $14,800. Last summer Cooper successfully shepherded the state gaming compact for the proposed Wilton Rancheria casino proposed for Elk Grove that was signed into law. 

The largest contribution Cooper received was $8,800 from the California State Council of Laborers Small Contributor Committee and 13 contributions of $4,400. One of the $4,400 contributions came from Altria Client Services, a subsidiary of Altria, the company formerly known as Phillip Morris, which if the world's largest manufacturer and marketer of a wide variety of tobacco products including Marlboro cigarettes. 

Cooper received that contribution on October 10, but it appears to have been returned on October 23.  

Cooper reported cash on hand of $845,520 as of June 30. Below is a list of each contribution as reported by Election Track



- California State Council Of Laborers Small Contributor Committee : $8,800
- Sempra Energy : $4,400
- Valero Services, Inc. : $4,400
- Western Manufactured Housing Communities Association Pac : $4,400
- California Independent Petroleum Association- State Pac : $4,400
- International Union Of Painters And Allied Trades Federal Pac : $4,400
- Pechanga Band Of Luiseno Indians : $4,400
- Facebook Inc. : $4,400
- All-Pro Bail Bonds, Inc. : $4,400
- Altria Client Services, Llc : $4,400
- California Resources Corporation : $4,400
- Pg&E Corporation : $4,400
- Sheet Metal Workers International Association Local Number 104 : $4,400 

- Anheuser Busch Companies : $4,400 

- Kelly A. Frank (N/a): $4,000 
- Tower Federal Credit Union : $4,000 
- Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation : $4,000 
- Ronald A. Frank (Fred W. Frank Bail Bonds): $4,000 
- Robin Lynn Frank (Hk Insurance Group, Inc.): $4,000 
- Phyllis K. Frank (N/a): $4,000 
- Bail Hotline Bail Bonds : $4,000 
- California Building Industry Association PAC (Cbia-PAC) : $3,750 
- Cargo PAC California Trucking Association : $3,500 
- Fairpac, Sponsored By The Civil Justice Association Of California : $3,000 
- Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs State Pac : $3,000 
- Caterpillar Employees Federal Pac : $3,000 
- Abbvie, Inc. : $3,000 
- Barona Band Of Mission Indians : $3,000 
- California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (Cslea) : $3,000 
- The Doctors Company Pac : $3,000 
- California-Nevada Conference Of Operating Engineers PAC Small Contributor Committee : $3,000 
- Novartis Finance Corporation : $3,000 
- Usaa : $3,000 
- California Association Of Winegrape Growers State Pac : $2,900 
- Peace Officers Research Association Of California PAC (Porac PAC) Small Contributor Committee : $2,500 
- Encore Capital Group, Inc. : $2,500 
- Political Action For Classified Employees Of California School Employees PAC Small Contributor Committee : $2,500 
- Davita Total Renal Care, Inc. : $2,400 
- Unitedhealth Group, Inc. : $2,400 
- California Association Sheet Metal And Air Conditioning Contractors National Association Pac : $2,200 
- Morongo Band Of Mission Indians : $2,200 
- Fresenius Medical Care- Fmc Corporate : $2,150 
- Apollo Education Group : $2,000 
- Southern California Contractors Association Pac : $2,000 
- California Electrical Contractors Pac : $2,000 
- Wine Institute California Pac : $2,000 
- General Motors Company Federal Pac : $2,000 
- California Cattlemens Association PAC (Cattle-PAC) : $2,000 
- 21st Century Fox : $2,000 
- California Medical Association PAC (Calpac) : $2,000 
- California Farm Bureau Federation Fund To Protect The Family Farm (Farmpac) : $2,000 
- Adt, Llc : $2,000 
- The Plumbing, Piping And Mechanical Contractors Pac : $2,000 
- American Bankers Insurance Company Of Florida : $2,000 
- E & B Natural Resources Management Corporation : $2,000 
- First American Title Insurance Company : $2,000 
- Honeywell International Federal Pac : $2,000 
- Farmers Group, Inc. Employees And Agents PAC Small Contributor Committee : $2,000 
- Shingle Springs Band Miwok Indians : $2,000 
- United Contractors Pac : $2,000 
- Calpine : $2,000 
- Monsanto Company : $2,000 
- Davita Total Renal Care, Inc. : $2,000 
- The Travelers Indemnity Company : $2,000 
- California Independent Petroleum Association PAC (Cipac) : $1,949 
- United Contractors Pac : $1,767 
- Wine Institute California Pac : $1,600 
- California Beer & Beverage Distributors Community Affairs Fund : $1,500 
- Pfizer, Inc. : $1,500 
- California Almond Industry Pac, Sponsored By The Almond Alilance Of California : $1,500 
- Bnsf Railway Company : $1,500 
- Pbf Holding Company, Llc : $1,500 
- California League Of Food Processors Pac : $1,500 
- E&j Gallo Winery : $1,500 
- Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Llp : $1,500 
- Pharmaceutical Research And Manufacturers Association Of America Pac : $1,500 
- The Boeing Company Federal Pac : $1,500 
- Tesoro Companies, Inc. : $1,500 
- Land Olakes, Inc. : $1,500 
- California Conference Board Amalgamated Transit Union Small Contributor Committee : $1,500 
- Technet Pac : $1,500 
- Abbott Laboratories Employee Federal Pac : $1,500 
- California Hospital Association PAC Sponsored By California Association Of Hospitals And Health Syst : $1,500 
- At&t Inc., And Its Affiliates : $1,500 
- Charter Communications : $1,500 
- California Citrus Mutual Federal Pac : $1,500 
- At&t Inc., And Its Affiliates : $1,400 
- The Glaxosmithkline Pac : $1,250 
- Rod Buntjer Bail Bonds : $1,000 
- Millercoors, Llc : $1,000 
- Verizon : $1,000 
- California Real Estate PAC (Crepac)- California Association Of Realtors Small Contributor Committee : $1,000 
- California Alarm Association Pac : $1,000 
- Relx, Inc. : $1,000 
- Schnitzer Steel Industries : $1,000 
- The Hartford Advocates Fund : $1,000 
- Southwest Airlines : $1,000 
- Get A Release, Inc. : $1,000 
- California Bankers Association State Pac : $1,000 
- Aetna, Inc. : $1,000 
- Californians Allied For Patient Protection PAC (Capp PAC) : $1,000 
- California Staffing Professionals Pac : $1,000 
- Santa Ynez Band Of Mission Indians : $1,000 
- National Association Of Insurance & Financial Advisors/california Pac : $1,000 
- California Professional Firefighters PAC Small Contributor Committee : $1,000 
- Paramount Pictures : $1,000 
- Visa, Inc. : $1,000 
- Bankers Insurance Group : $1,000 
- Distilled Spirits Council Us : $1,000 
- California New Car Dealers Association Pac : $1,000 
- Google, Inc. : $1,000 
- Cgi Technologies And Solutions, Inc. Federal Pac : $1,000 
- California Real Estate PAC (Crepac)- California Association Of Realtors Small Contributor Committee : $1,000 
- California Financial Services Association Pac : $1,000 
- California Independent Telephone Pac : $1,000 
- International Paper Federal PAC (Ip-PAC) : $1,000 
- California Mobilehome Parkowners Alliance Pac : $1,000 
- Vsp Vision Care : $1,000 
- California Credit Union League Pac : $1,000 
- Macpherson Oil Company : $1,000 
- Association Of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs Pac : $1,000 
- Tri-Cal Inc. : $1,000 
- Nossaman, Llp : $1,000 
- California Pawnbrokers Association Pac : $1,000 
- Professional Engineers In California Government PAC (Pecg-PAC) Small Contributor Committee : $1,000 
- Association Of California State Supervisors PAC (Acss) : $900 
- Del Mar Thoroughbred Club : $750 
- California Building Industry Association PAC (Cbia-PAC) : $650 
- United Contractors Pac : $633 
- Sheet Metal Workers 104 District 2 Small Contributor Committee : $600 
- Association Of California State Supervisors PAC (Acss) : $600 
- Sacramento County Farm Bureau : $500 
- K. Mark Nelson (Five Star Land & Livestock): $500 
- Capital City Loan & Jewelry, Inc. : $500 
- Best Collateral : $500 
- Apartment Association Of Greater Los Angeles Pac : $500 
- North Bay Bail Agents Association : $500 
- Liberty Bail Bonds, Inc. : $500 
- A.j.s Super Pawn, Inc. : $500 
- Apartment Association Of Greater Los Angeles Pac : $500 
- California Pawnbrokers Association Pac : $421 
- E&j Gallo Winery : $400 
- Wine Institute California Pac : $400 
- Fresno Coin Gallery : $300 
- Granters Jewelry & Loan : $250 
- San Joaquin-Stanislaus Cattlemens Association : $250 
- Union Life & Casualty Insurance Agency : $250 
- Cassidys Jewelry & Loan Company, Inc. : $250 
- Burrell Printing Company, Inc. : $250 
- Atlas Loan And Jewelry Company, Inc. : $250 
- Gary Miller (Game Realty): $250 
- Western Loan & Jewelry, Llc : $250 
- Cevar, Inc. Central Mega Pawn : $250 
- United Contractors Pac : $233 
- Gayla Schatz (Peltier Winery): $200 
- Sally E. Barron (Barron Ranch): $125 
- Gayla Schatz (Peltier Winery): $125 
- Joe Daehling (Daehling Ranch): $125 
- Amy A. Blagg (Lodi District Grape Growers Association): $125 
- Nkm, Inc. Dba Royal Loan : $100 
- Bonnie L. Fogarty (Fogarty Ranch): $100 - Altria Client Services, Llc : $-4,400  






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3 comments

D.J. Blutarsky said...

"You can't get rich in politics unless you're a crook"

Harry S. Truman

Capt. Benjamin L. Willard said...

If my count is right, it looks as though Mr. Cooper received contributions from 10 pawn shops and jewelry and loan companies. Also, it looks like he took money from a payday lender, also known as Shylocks. Is there some pending legislation regarding payday lenders and or pawn shops? It would be highly disappointing to learn Mr. Cooper was dabbling with those type of businesses.

Josie said...



http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-cfpb-payday-loan-repeal-20171201-story.html

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