Cooper Collects $9,700 For Year, Sends $23K to Sheriffs Campaign

Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper collected $9,700 in campaign contributions during the calendar year 2009 according to documents fi...



Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper collected $9,700 in campaign contributions during the calendar year 2009 according to documents filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk Office. This report is independent of Cooper’s finances in his run for Sacramento County Sheriff.

Cooper collected all of his contributions during the first half of the year. All eight contributions came from business or real estate interests.

The largest contributor was MV Transportation who donated $5,000. MV is the contractor for the city’s e-Tran bus service. Cooper received no individual contributions last year.

Cooper ended the year with a cash balance of $16,600 and no debt. During the year Cooper donated $23,000 from this account to the Jim Cooper for Sheriff campaign fund.

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Phillip Stark said...

Plumbers and pipefitters are experts when it comes to priming for a desired direction of flow... or, in the case of political contributions... direction of opinion.

The fact there was no city charter sans prevailing wage language is a fine example of how labor unions invest their money wisely.

NuffSed said...

Given the fact that Cooper received $5,000 from MV Transportation, shouldn't he recuse himself when ANY issue related to MV comes before the Council? If he does not, isn't it reasonable to assume that his actions may be BIASED in favor of MV because of their contribution? I find it hard to believe that an ETHICAL Council member would accept a contribution from a contractor doing business with the City. I also find it hard to believe that the City would not be CONCERNED about such relationships.

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