Jesse Petrilla leads all incumbents in fundraising for RSM Council race

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Jesse Petrilla Leads All Incumbents in Fundraising for RSM Council Race

Strong Support Shown for Pro-Taxpayer Message

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – The public filings are in, and continuing to out-raise all three incumbents for the Rancho Santa Margarita city council, local Businessman Jesse Petrilla announced today a total raised in 2009 of $23,809 for his campaign. With three seats up for re-election, the fundraising totals are as follows:

Candidate:                             Total contributions in 2009:           Cash on hand:

Jesse Petrilla                             $23,809.00                                                 $19,399.99
Neil Blais (incumbent)              $16,450.00                                                 $10,277.95
Gary Thompson (incumbent) $16,368.00                                                  $5,671.63
Jim Thor (incumbent)             $6,598.00                                                    $5,759.44

The list of Orange County and Rancho Santa Margarita area leaders supporting Jesse Petrilla continues to grow and includes, among many others: Orange County Treasurer Chriss Street, Saddleback Valley Unified School District President Don Sedgwick, Capistrano Unified School District Trustee Anna Bryson, Irvine City Councilwoman & Former Mayor Christina Shea, Irvine City Councilman Dr. Steven Choi, Anaheim City Councilman Bob Hernandez, Costa Mesa Mayor Pro-Tem Wendy Leece, Orange Unified School District Trustee Dr. Alexia Deligianni, Former CAGOP Chair Shawn Steel, Claude Parrish, Nick Alivojvodic, Howard Klein, George & Eileen Riviere, and Tony Heindl.

Jesse credits his strong and growing support to his straightforward, pro-taxpayer message of limited government and fiscal responsibility. “Rancho Santa Margarita residents want a watchdog and a fighter for the taxpayers. I am so thankful for the phenomenal response to my campaign. I am truly humbled, and will always be that fighter for the taxpayer if granted the privilege and opportunity to do so,” Jesse said. “We need to keep up this fantastic momentum until November.”

About Jesse Petrilla

Jesse is currently serving in the U.S. Army Reserves, and as a small business owner in Rancho Santa Margarita plays an active role as a member of the Chambers of Commerce. He is a founding board member of the RSM Business Alliance, an organization with a mission to build and sustain a healthy business environment in the greater Rancho Santa Margarita area. He was married in Rancho Santa Margarita to his lovely bride Vesna, and is dedicated to keeping his community safe and prosperous for his and other families for years to come.


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