Fundraising efforts continue for Elk Grove mayoral candidates

September 25, 2018 |  

With the final voting day six weeks from today, the three candidates in the highly competitive three-way race for Elk Grove mayor are not only ramping up their get-out-the-vote efforts, but they also continue to seek funding sources. In reports filed with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office over the last few days, each of the candidates has added to their war chest.

Tracie Stafford, who, unlike her two competitors, does not currently hold elected office, filed reports on September 21 and 24 reporting two contributions from individuals. Stafford generated donations totaling $2,150. 

Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly and Vice Mayor Darren Suen, like Stafford, reported contributions from individuals. Unlike Stafford, they reported substantial contributions from a variety of business interests.

In eight reports filed on September 24, Ly recorded 12 donations, eight of which were from individuals, and four from businesses, two of which were in-kind. The total value of the individual contributions was $9,950, and $8,312 in business donations, two of which were in-kind.

Ly in-kind donations came from Miyabi Sushi, Elk Grove and  Xiong-Ginseng, Wausau, Wisconsin were valued at $2,312 and $2,000 respectively. The cash from businesses, each of which was $2,000 came from Luu's Investments, Sacramento, and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 447, Sacramento. 

Suen received four donations in three reports for a total of  $16,000. Three of the business interests, all involved in housing development gave $5,000 each was the Committee for Home Ownership, of the Northstate Building Industry Association, Sacramento; District Council of Iron Workers political action committee, Pinole, California; and Pacific West Communities, Eagle, Idaho. Additionally, Suen received $1,000 from Schetter Electric, Sacramento.    

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