The latest campaign donation reports are in for the eight candidates vying for the 1st District City Council seat in the Nov. 5 election.
Here’s how much candidates have raised so far, and who’s donating:
- As of Sept. 26, candidate Mary Zendejas topped the list with $60,429 in contributions and $31,218 in total expenditures. Her contributions came largely from a mix of individual donors and local unions, including the Long Beach Firefighters Association and the Long Beach Police Officers Association, which both donated $2,500. Her donations also included political action committees associated with Mayor Robert Garcia and Lena Gonzalez for State Senate—each donated $1,000. Zendejas had cash expenditures of $21,604, expenses of $9,614 and an ending cash balance of $38,824.
- Misi Tagaloa has raised $55,819, of which more than $40,000 came from the candidate’s own donation to his campaign, in addition to a $10,000 self loan to his campaign. The rest came mostly from individual donors. Tagaloa had payments of $21,504, $4,400 in expenses and a cash balance of $34,314.
- Ray Morquecho has raised $26,683, mostly from individual donors. He has cash payments of $11, 897, a cash balance of $14,875 and $758 in expenses.
- Mariela Salgado’s campaign has raised $13,189 in contributions mostly from individual donors. She has $7,968 in expenditures, a cash balance of $5,721 and no expenses.
- Joe Ganem has raised $5,225 in contributions, of which $1,647 was spent. He has $2,974 in expenses.
- Elliot Gonzales has raised $1,489 in contributions from a handful of individual donors. He has a cash balance of $653 and $600 in expenses. Loans: $236.
- Shelbyrae Black received $1,002, of which $880 was a self loan.
- Shirley Huling reported no income or expenditures.
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