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Who is Funding the 41st Assembly Race?

Check out the list of top donors for each candidate before elections Tuesday.

On Tuesday five candidates are on the ballot in the 41st Assembly District—Patch has covered their forums, written short profiles on each, and now we present the top donors to their campaigns.

One of the candidates, Edward Colton, did not have any campaign records filed with the state. According to state officials, his only reported funding comes from self loans.

Each of the donors listed below comes from the latest reporting period where records are available on the Secretary of State's website.

To see full records for any candidate, click on the 'full records' link below his or her name. To see Patch's profile of each candidate click on his or her name.

Full records

Total Contributions: $57,614

Overview: Contributions from other politicians, small individual donors make up most of Lowe's finances.

Top donors:

  • Deb Cavanaugh, $3,900
  • Joe Cavanaugh, $3,900
  • Jean Fuller for Senate, $3,900
  • Shannon Grove for State Assembly, $3,900
  • Assemblyman Tim Donnelly, $3,900
  • Kevin McCarthy for Congress, $3,900
  • Turner’s Operations (Firearms Dealer), $3,900
  • Diane Bowden, $3,900
  • DeWitt Petroleum, $2,500

Full records

Total Contributions: $169,240

Loans to self: $18,000

Overview: Lots of attorneys, some family members, businesses and local elected officals.

Top Donors: 

  • Karen Linhua Chen 3,900
  • Zee Law Group 3,900
  • Velocirty Investment Group, Inc. 3,900
  • Athens Services $3,900
  • California Attorneys, Administrative Law Judges, and hearing Officers in State Employment Pac $3,900
  • Valerie Harper $3,900
  • Tony Cacciotti $3,900
  • Joseph Mario Molina $3,900
  • Robert Wagner $3,900
  • Northern University $3,900
  • Christina Cacciotti $3,900
  • John K Courtney $3,500
  • Denise Gerardi $3,900
  • John Gerardi $3,900

Full records

Total Contributions: $201,307.52

Overview: Lots of unions at the top end of the list, as well as a broad mix of business, real estate, local officals and small individual contributors.

Top Donors: 

  • IBEW Local 18 Water & Power Defense League, $7800
  • AFSCME CA People, $7800
  • SEIU United Long Term Care Workers Local 6434 State PAC, $7800
  • California Real Estate PAC, $7800
  • California Teachers Assn/Assn. For Better Citizenship, $7800
  • Faculty For Our University's Future, $7800
  • Laborer's Int'l Union of North America Local 777, $4900

Full records

Total Contributions: $480,256.33

Loans to self: $50,000

Overview: Lots of car dealers, relatives, and small donations.

Top Donors:

ARNIE FRIEDMAN ARNIE FRIEDMAN $3,900.00 LISA BLACK LISA BLACK $3,900.00 GARY SHERMAN ONTARIO VOKSWAGEN $3,900.00 RICHARD ROUSE N.A. $3,900.00 DAVID K. PIERCE N.A. $3,900.00 MARCO G. MAIMONE MARCOS AUTO BODY $3,900.00 MARCO'S AUTO BODY INC. $3,900.00 ALLIED HIGH TECH PRODUCTS INC. $3,900.00 THAXTON & ASSOCIATES $3,900.00 HAITHAM K. FAKHOURY PASADENA AUDI $3,900.00 JAY PATEL KHO & PATEL $3,900.00 CA NEW CAR DEALERS ASSOCIATION PAC $3,900.00 HOWARD TENENBAUM KEYES AUTOMOTIVE GROUP $3,900.00 KEYES TOYOTA $3,900.00 SCOTT JONES SCOTT JONES $3,900.00 EDWIN O. DESILVA THE DESILVA GROUP $3,900.00 PAUL P. RUSNAK RUSNAK GROUP $3,900.00 GISELE E. RUSNAK N.A. $3,900.00 DONNA K. PIERSON N.A. $3,900.00 MOLLIE A. FAKHOURY N.A. $3,900.00 PRFT LLC $3,900.00 SYMES AUTOMOTIVE GROUP $3,900.00 BEVERLY HILLS PORSCHE $3,900.00 CERTIFIED CONCIERGE SERVICES INC. $3,900.00 DOWNTOWN LA MOTORS  MERCEDES-BENZ $3,900.00 FLAVIO JAEN NELSON HONDA $3,900.00 WILLIAM PIERCEY WILLIAM PIERCEY $3,900.00 AUTO GALLERY $3,900.00 MERCEDEZ-BENZ OF ENCINO $3,900.00 CIRCLE IMPORTS $3,900.00 DAVID MURPHY DESERT EUROPEAN MOTORCARS $3,900.00 WOMEN'S POLITICAL COMMITTEE (STATE ACCOUNT) $3,900.00 CITRUS MOTORS $3,900.00 DAVID MARVIN METRO NISSAN $3,900.00 HOOMAN TOYOTA SCION OF LONG BEACH $3,900.00

Cassandra Morris, Kristen Lepore and Redmond Carolipio contributed reporting to this story.

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