Elk Grove Mayor Cranks-up Fund Raising Machine for 2016 Reelection

February 3, 2016 |

With his reelection upon him, Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis cranked-up his fundraising machine in the last six months of 2015.

According to financial disclosures filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office, Davis raised $26,996 for the six-month period ending December 31, 2015. Davis, who conducted no fundraising activities in the first six months of 2015, ended the year with $43,019.

Davis received 23 contributions, and with the exception of two donations, all the donations came from business interests with 17 coming from interests in real estate development.  

Among Davis' largest benefactors was Willdan Group, the City of Elk Grove's public works contractor. Davis also received $1,000 from Republic Services, the city's garbage collection vendor.

Among business interests involved in Elk Grove real estate development, Davis received the following donations:

  • Taylor Morrison of California - $5,000
  • Louie Pappas, Pappas Investments - $3,000
  • Thomas P. Winn, Winn Communities - $2,500
  • M& H Realty Partners - $2,500
  • Chrisa Pappas, Pappas Investments - $2,000
  • Vintara Holding - $1,000
  • Laborers Local 185 PAC - $1,000
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447 - $1,000
  • Richland Investments - $1,000
  • Jackson Properties - $1,000
  • Angelo Tsakopolous, Tsakopolous Investments - $500
  • USA Properties - $500
  • Committee for Home Ownership - $250

Davis currently has no declared opponents in his reelection bid

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Warren Buffett said...

I guess it takes money to get your name out there, but it takes the little people to still check the right box on their ballot. So when the dust settles, I can understand how these people are led to believe they are doing a good job--because they keep getting re-elected!

So we gotta ask-is it the money that allows them to print glossy flyers and big signs that makes them the winner? Is it public relations and the media packaging of the candidate that makes them the winner? Is it being an incumbent and having no major publicized screw-ups making them the winner? Is it the political party affiliation and long laundry list of endorsements that makes them the winner? If you answered No to these questions, read below. If you answered yes to the above, then you score an A for the day.

Okay, so you believe these characters keep getting elected because they have the DNA of born leaders and visionaries, right? These guys keep getting elected because they have a winning track record of accomplishments and money plays no part in them getting elected, right? These guys keep running unopposed because everyone knows they are doing such a great job and that any potential challenger would have nothing to poke them about, right? If you answered yes to all of these, then I have a new sales tax, uncapped property assessments,a soccer revenue bond, and a bunch of new cracker-box rooftops to sell you!

Happy Voting!

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