Steve Ly Launches Elk Grove Mayoral Reelection Year With $28,657 Cash on Hand After Raising $47,170

Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. |  
January 31, 2018 |  

In financial disclosure reports filed on January 30, Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly reported he received contributions totaling $47,170. Of that amount, $45,850 was in cash and $1,320 in non-monetary gifts.

The report posted by the Elk Grove City Clerk's office covers the six month period ending December 31, 2017. Ly, who was first elected to the Elk Grove City Council in 2014, is seeking his second two-year term as Mayor. 

Ly received a total of 37 donations with the three largest single contributions of $5,000 each coming from homebuilder Taylor Morrison Homes, City of Elk Grove public works and engineering outside vendor Willdan Group, and Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447, Sacramento.

As a group, various labor groups contributed a total of $23,950, or 52-percent of the cash haul. Those contributions included the following:
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 442, Sacramento - $5,000
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 447, Modesto - $2,500
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 467, Burlingame - $2,500
  • Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 265, Fresno - $2,500
  • Plumbing Industry Consumer Protection Fund, Local 159, Martinez - $500
  • Road Sprinkler Fitters Local 669, Columbia, Maryland - $950
  • Southern California Pipe Trades District Council 16, Los Angeles - $2,500
  • Sprinkler Fitters and Apprentices Local 483, Sacramento - $2,500
  • U.A. [Plumber & Pipefitters] Local 342, Concord - $2,500
  • U.A. [Plumber & Pipefitters] Local 38, San Francisco - $2,500
Other notable contributions came from former California Assemblymember Roger Dickinson who contributed $100, and $250 from Folsom-based River City Communications whose principal, Marko Mlikotin is a well-known Republican Party operative.

Ly also received $1,250 from the Northstate Builder Industry Association. Earlier this month Ly's city council colleague Pat Hume was recognized by the association, which advocates for home builders as friend of the industry award. 

Along with receipt of $5,000 from City of Elk Grove vendor Willdan Group, Ly received $1,000 from the city's trash hauler, Republic Services. Along with cash, Phoenix-based Republic provided Ly with non-monetary contributions of $1,000 for a fundraiser in the six month period bringing the annual total to $2,250. 

On expenses, Ly paid Democratic political consultant Richie Ross $5,500 and Elk Grove-based Legion IV Asymmetric Consulting $2,400 for campaign consultants services.

After paying expenses totaling $24855, Ly ended the period with $28,657 in cash and outstanding debt of $5,694.   


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D.J. Blutarsky said...

It boggles my mind that money from Hmong sources are not listed? Surely all those spendy flights to Hmong hotspots such as Wisconsin, Minnesota, Fresno, Siskiyou, etc. wouldn't be on his itinerary for just a lousy meal and speech??? Am I missing something here?

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