See how much 1st Council District candidates have raised for their campaigns

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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Kelly Puente is a general assignment and special projects reporter at the Long Beach Post. Her prolific reporting has taken her all over Southern California—even to the small Catalina Island town of Two Harbors. She is a Tiki mug collector and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in public policy and administration at Cal State Long Beach. Reach her at [email protected].