Hollister resident Robert Rivas is leading the way with reported funding in the race for the open District 30 State Assembly seat against four other candidates who include Bill Lipe from Salinas, Peter Leroe-Munoz from Gilroy, Trina Coffman-Gomez from Watsonville and Neil Kitchens from Prunedale.
Rivas raised $198,958 through through April 21 in his bid for the District 30 State Assembly seat. According to campaign finance records filed with the Secretary of State, Rivas spent $174,915 and had ending cash of $185,911.
Next in line with fundraising was Lipe with $100,037 raised, $61,860 spent and $51,099 in ending cash.
Leroe-Munoz had raised $28,650, spent $63,158 and had $53,193 in cash.
Coffman-Gomez and Kitchens did not have dollar amounts on file with the secretary of state.
The candidates are vying to succeed Democrat Anna Caballero, who terms out this year and is seeking the State Senate District 12 seat.
Rivas’ top donors ($8,800 each)
CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION PAC (CNA-PAC) SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS IN CALIFORNIA GOVERNMENT (PECG-PAC) SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
AMERICAN FEDERATION OF STATE, COUNTY, & MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES-CALIFORNIA PEOPLE SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS COPE SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL OF SERVICE EMPLOYEES SMALL CONTRIBUTOR COMMITTEE
Lipe’s top donors ($4,400 each)
JOHN ROMANS, Farmer in Greenfield
JAMES W. LIPE
JERRY RAVA LL, Farmer in King City
3 N&M, INC.
GORDON W. ROSENBERG, Rancher in San Ardo
MARGARET A. SILVERIA, Retired in Salinas
Leroe-Munoz’s top donors
$4,400: PETER WERNER, Technical writer in New York
$4,400: DON ALZAREZ, Business owner in Gilroy
$2,662: COMMITTEE TO ELECT WOODWARD MAYOR
$2,500: CAPG PHYSICIAN GROUP PAC