Chaires, Ly Report Significant Fundrasing in Elk Grove City Council Race

August 1,014 | In what will likely be the only competitive race for the Elk Grove City Council this year, District 4 candidate...

August 1,014 |

In what will likely be the only competitive race for the Elk Grove City Council this year, District 4 candidates Nancy Chaires and Steve Ly reported significant fundraising during the first six months of 2014.

In financial disclosures filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office yesterday and posted today, Chaires and Ly reported raising $26,665 and $35,017 in cash respectively. The reporting period was for the six months ending June 30, 2014. 

Chaires and Ly, along with four other people have filed papers with the city clerk's office on their intention to seek the seat that is currently occupied by Bob Trigg, who will not be seeking election to the seat he was appointed to in January, 2013. The other four individuals who filed candidate intention papers, Daniel Jimenez, Nayyar Sarfaraz, Charles Shanks and Kristofer Tan, did not file financial disclosures.  To date only Chaires, Jimenez and Ly have filed statements of organization.

Chaires, who is a current member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission, saw her largest single contribution of $5,000 came from the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 8 PAC. Her other contributors reads like a who's who of Democratic heavyweights including various past elected officials like Fabian Nunez ($1,500) to current Assembly Members like Dr. Richard Pan ($1,000) and Kevin De Leon ($1,000)  to well-known political operative Steve Maviglio ($150).

Ly, who was elected to the Elk Grove Unified School District board of trustees in a 2012 landslide, also shows his largest contribution at $5,000. Ly's contributor was Thomas Lee, an individual from Cedar Grove, Wis. Of the 83 listed contributions he received, 21, or about 25-percent, from outside of California. 

For Chaires, aside from Pan's contribution, other contributors include Cosumnes Community Services Director Rod Brewer ($500) and fellow planning commissioner George Murphey ($100). Ly did not receive any contributions during from any of his fellow trustees, or Mayor Gary Davis or Assembly Member Roger Dickinson, both of whom have been his highest profile local elected official supporters

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