Though not formally in the Sac Sheriff race, Jim Cooper still raises over $100k; Jim Barnes ends year with $224k

California Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove) has not announced if he will seek reelection
or challenge Sacramento County Sheriff Chief Deputy Jim Barnes for Sacramento County Sheriff. |  

Although the will he or won't he question about what office he will run for is unanswered, Assemblymember Jim Cooper continued to raise a significant amount of money for a possible run for Sacramento County Sheriff.

Cooper, who represents Elk Grove as the 10th District California Assemblymember since 2014 and has entered his name on the California Democratic endorsement list for Assembly, has also filed papers for a possible run for sheriff, Cooper, a 30 year veteran of the department who retired in 2014 following a 30-year career, ran for sheriff's office in 2010 losing to Scott Jones, who is now running for Congress.

According to his California Form 460 filed today with the Sacramento County Voter Registration and Election, Cooper raised $103,937, including $3,562 non-monetary donations for the six months ending December 31, 2021. 

Cooper started the reporting period with $503,528 and ended with $593,543. Expenses during the period were $10,360.

Although Cooper has not decided whether to seek reelection to the California Assembly, should he seek the sheriff's position, he will face Jim Barnes. A 22-year veteran with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, Barnes is a Chief Deputy of the North Division and is endorsed by Jones. 

According to his campaign finance report filed yesterday, Barnes raised $168,922 in donations, of which $5,044 was non-monetary. Barnes had $224,267 after paying expenses of $41,466.

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