Follow the Money: Irvine Campaign Filing Update

The Irvine city council filings tell the same old story: Larry Agran vs the Republicans. The Irvine Company filing was more fun.

Between September 15 and October 3rd, Larry Agran gave his slate mailer another $70,000 and his campaign $20,000; the OC GOP Central Committee put another $80,000 into the ballot measures V & W; and a new group, Friends of the Great Park Education Committee, paid $80,000 for a pretty darn effective anti-Larry hit mailer that appeared this weekend.

Mary Anne Gaido, Larry’s placeholder mayoral candidate, made her first filing and continues to be a weak candidate. She has raised only $3,000 — from herself.  Surely  someone who has been a “Friend of Larry” for over three-decades can fundraise better than this. Melissa Fox raised ten times this about just last spring, for example.

Since the Irvine City Council filings are boring, I looked into who Donald Bren, overlord of a sixth of Orange County and Chairman of The Irvine Company , has been supporting. Irvine Company’s biggest checks have been for the California Apartment Association PAC, the Building Industry Association of Southern California PAC and OCTAX PAC.

Two contributions highlight what Greg is up against in Anaheim.

11/15/2013 SUPPORT OUR ANAHEIM RESORT AREA PAC (SOAR PAC) $15,000.00
12/05/2013 ANAHEIM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE (ACCPAC) $15,000.00

 

The Donald is also fond of  Bilodeau and McCusker for water board, along with many familiar names.

06/10/2013 HERTZBERG FOR SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 18 $4,100.00
09/06/2013 JANET NGUYEN FOR SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 34 $4,100.00
06/10/2013 PAT BATES FOR SENATE 2014 STATE SENATOR 36 $3,400.00
09/13/2013 PEREA FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 31 $2,500.00
08/01/2013 JOHN A. PEREZ FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2018 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR $2,000.00
08/13/2013 LOU CORREA FOR BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 2014 BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEMBER 04 $2,000.00
07/22/2013 HUGH NGUYEN CLERK RECORDER 2014 OTHER $1,900.00
08/22/2013 FRIENDS OF SHERIFF SANDRA HUTCHENS 2014 OTHER $1,900.00
01/27/2014 ANTHONY RACKAUCKUS FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY 2014 DISTRICT ATTORNEY $1,900.00
01/21/2013 JOHN A. PEREZ FOR LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR 2018 LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR $1,500.00
05/21/2013 OCTAXPAC, SPONSORED BY THE ORANGE COUNTY TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION OTHER $1,500.00
10/10/2013 TRAVIS ALLEN FOR ASSEMBLY 2012 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 72 $1,500.00
05/21/2014 GUILLORY FOR ASSESSOR ASSESSOR $1,377.78
05/31/2013 LOU CORREA FOR BOARD OF EQUALIZATION 2014 BOARD OF EQUALIZATION MEMBER 04 $1,000.00
06/27/2013 FRIENDS OF MIMI WALTERS FOR SUPERVISOR 2014 COUNTY SUPERVISOR $1,000.00
07/15/2013 HAGMAN FOR SENATE 2016 STATE SENATOR 29 $1,000.00
08/22/2013 BILODEAU FOR WATER BOARD 2016 OTHER $1,000.00
09/06/2013 TAXPAYERS FOR BOB HUFF FOR ASSEMBLY 2016 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 55 $1,000.00
10/10/2013 TOM DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 69 $1,000.00
12/10/2013 MCCUSKER FOR WATER BOARD 2014 OTHER $1,000.00
05/06/2014 TOM DALY FOR ASSEMBLY 2014 STATE ASSEMBLY PERSON 69 $1,000.00


About Tyler in Irvine

Twenty Year Irvine Resident. Native Texan and proud Longhorn. Pro-Choice Ron Paul supporter. "Do I contradict myself? ... then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes." - Walt Whitman