Elk Grove Mayor Raises $12k in First Six Months of 2013

August 1, 2013 | For the first six months of 2013, Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis raised $12,215 towards his 2014 reelection effort. ...

August 1, 2013 |

For the first six months of 2013, Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis raised $12,215 towards his 2014 reelection effort.

According to documents filed yesterday with the Elk Grove City Clerk, the first term mayor raised $12,215 and spent $30,798 for the period ending June 30. Davis ended the period with a cash balance of $8,021.

Most of Davis' contributors are labor and real estate development interests. Among the larger contributors were the following:

- Schetter Electric, Inc. - $1,500
- Brian Cooley, principal, Cooley & Associates - $1,190
- Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 477 - $2,890
- John Frisch, managing partner Cornish and Carey - $1,000

Davis also received donations of $390 on March 18 from the following contributors:

- A. Teichert and Son
- California Real Estate Political Action Committee - Vintara Holdings
- Ken Allred, principal, Allred Land Consulting
- Local Union No. 390
- Cement Mason's Local 400

On June 25 Davis received the following donations.

- Daniel Chow, Engineer, Willdan Engineering, [Elk Grove City contractor] - $500
- John Taylor, Taylor & Wiley - $200
- John Ferguson, Real Estate Capital Valley partners, LLC  - $500.

The complete report is available here

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Anonymous said...

Oh I'm sure these donations have no impact on his voting. Gary Davis the developers best friend. Do you hear that? That's the sound of more rooftops, impractical rezoning, and developer breaks.

I'm sure someone will comment that all they see in these comment boxes is negative. Read this article, see the decisions being made and tell me that our city leaders aren't in someone's pocket.

Anonymous said...

Will Davis look favorably upon Vintara Holdings LLC when their project comes back before the council this year? You know the project the prior council approved but the citizens were able to stop after suing the city for short cuts taken during the planning/environmental stages of the project? Davis has been accepting Vintara LLC donations; meeting with these Vintara officials and no doubt will vote affirmatively for the same ill-fated project that was stopped before. Money and politics usually means the citizens and their concerns are minimized. Special interest with money will consume even the most honest person. It is time for campaign reform and limited donations if you do business before the council.

Tom said...

This guy lost my vote. I think he should be re-called not re-elected.

Capt. Benjamin L. Willard said...

Money is the mother's milk of every politician and Mayor Gary Davis is no different than any other who is suckling on the money tit.

For the sake of argument, let's deconstruct one of hiz honor's favorite sayings; building a stronger Elk Grove. Run it through the decryption machine and you get "Grab the money from construction unions and developers for more houses and nail salon strip centers, and they will build a stronger Elk Grove."

Now that's being laser focused!

Anonymous said...

The problem is a very large portion of Elk Grove's voters are not aware of this connection and back room dealings. If you don't agree with the mayor or the rest of the councils shady dealings, don't stop at just not voting for him but educate your friends, neighbors, post it on social media, etc... People are often too busy or uninterested to attend city council meetings, and our leaders count on that. There's nothing like good old fashioned word of mouth.

Vote no on Gary Davis. Vote no to anyone who's connected to his network of wanna be politicians who are using our cities future as a stepping stone.

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