Hume receives more business contributions, maintains cash advantage over Ramos in Elk Grove City Council Race

Elk Grove Council Member Pat Hume. | 

September 18, 2018 |    

Adding to his already substantial financial advantage, Pat Hume received two more business-interest contributions for his Elk Grove City Council reelection campaign. 

Hume, who represents District 2, is seeking his fourth term. Unlike 2014 where he was unchallenged, Hume political newcomer Andres' Ramos is advancing a spirited, grassroots challenge. 

The contributions came from the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce political action committee and the California Apartment Association who gave $2,000 and $2,500 respectively. Since his last six-month financial disclosure report for the period ending June 30, Hume has received $9,000 which brings his campaign war chest to about $121,000 before expenses. 

Although Ramos does not have the financial resources of Hume, he does have the support of incumbent Mayor Steve Ly's political operation who has formed a slate of five Democratic candidates. Ly has already included Ramos in one of his four-page glossy pieces and has committed to assist the entire slate.

While Ly has no supporters among his current city council colleagues - all three are supporting Vice Mayor Darren Suen - he has racked up three consecutive victories dating to his 2012 run for the Elk Grove Unified School District board of trustees where he won in a landslide against the incumbent trustee. If Ly beats Suen and Tracie Stafford in the mayoral race and helps Ramos, or Orlando Fuentes, who is challenging incumbent city council member Stephanie Nguyen to victory, he will have cemented himself as Elk Grove's political boss. 

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