Hancock Leads Chan in District 9 Fundraising

By J. Douglas Allen-Taylor
Tuesday March 25, 2008

Fourteenth District Assemblymember Loni Hancock continued to outraise her opponent, former 14th District Assemblymember Wilma Chan, in their race for the Senate District 9 seat vacated by Don Perata, according to the most recent reports filed by both campaigns with the California secretary of state. 

Hancock raised $125,097 between January and March 17, 2008, to the $33,560 raised by Chan, giving Hancock a $625,604 to $198,394 fund-raising lead since January 2007. 

Chan maintains a $100,000 lead—$507,283 to $406,107—in cash on hand for the stretch run to the June 3 Democratic primary. 

Chan had only a handful of major donors this reporting session: Harbor Bay Isle Associates-Doric Realty of Alameda ($3,600), Re-Elect [John] Russo for [Oakland] City Attorney committee ($3,600), UNITE HERE TIP State and Local Fund of New York (labor-based PAC, which says it “supports pro-worker candidates for local office”) ($3,300), and AGI Capital Group of San Francisco ($2,000). 

Hancock’s major donor list for the first two and a half months of 2008 was considerably larger: California Dental PAC ($5,200), Alberto Torrico for Assembly 2008 committee of Fremont ($3,600), Home Budget Loan executive Stanley Zimmerman of Los Angeles ($3,600), Desaulnier for Senate 2008 campaign committee of Sacramento ($3,600), [Bill] Lockyer [for Governor] 2010 campaign committee ($3,600), Friends of Anthony Portantino campaign committee of Los Angeles ($3,600), investor Peter Kinzie Buckley of Mill Valley ($3,000), Meyer Sound engineer John Meyer of Berkeley ($2,600), Los Angeles retiree Rita Williams ($2,500), Herst Ventures Inc. executive Douglas Herst of Ross, California ($2,500), Betty Yee 2010 campaign committee of Los Angeles ($2,000), Political Education Committee of Public Employees #1 of Martinez ($2,000), Oliver & Company construction, development and management firm of Richmond ($2,000), Waste Management & Affiliated Entities of Sacramento ($2,000), International Union of Painters and Allied Trades of Washington, D.C. ($2,000), and environmental consultant Juliet Lamont of Berkeley ($2,000).