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THE NOONER for July 23, 2015





As previously reported, federal candidates filed their second quarter reports on July 15. Here are some of the interesting ones. Others are posted on the district pages

First, here are the members of the "million dollar club" at the close of the June 30 period:

ISSA, DARRELL  $3,811,216.00
MCCARTHY, KEVIN $3,343,012.04
HARRIS, KAMALA D $2,949,931.00
ROYCE, ED MR. $2,661,991.63
NUNES, DEVIN G $2,384,406.76
SCHIFF, ADAM $2,073,400.46
DENHAM, JEFF $1,703,183.42
CHU, JUDY $1,673,245.25
THOMPSON, MIKE MR. $1,480,802.64
BECERRA, XAVIER $1,413,631.97
SPEIER, JACKIE $1,261,367.28
LOFGREN, ZOE $1,157,561.00
SANCHEZ, LORETTA $1,093,285.00
KHANNA, ROHIT $1,044,878.11
RUIZ, RAUL DR. $1,002,340.79



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Bera, Amerish $708,718 $171,210 $686,367 $319,800 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Costa, Jim $272,625 $115,427 $755,293 $925 2015-06-30
Rogers, David Bryan * The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
Tacherra, Johnny $114,599 $78,805 $28,432 $14,616 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Honda, Mike $626,201 $285,063 $360,025 $34,570 2015-06-30
Khanna, Rohit $1,253,235 $210,798 $1,044,878 $42,518 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Parra, Daniel $24,134 $15,460 $8,679 $571 2015-06-30
Valadao, David $692,657 $171,682 $616,055 $0 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Achadjian, Khatchik * The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
Carbajal, Salud $629,355 $61,694 $567,660 $0 2015-06-30
Ostrander, William $9,144 $8,477 $667 $0 2015-06-30
Schneider, Helene * The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Gutzeit, Maria $35,823 $20,799 $15,024 $0 2015-06-30
Knight, Steve $419,990 $50,279 $385,011 $51,213 2015-06-30
Thomas, Evan Charles * The FEC does not have a report for this candidate.
Vince, Lou $13,612 $2,277 $11,334 $0 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Barragan, Nanette $164,820 $15,440 $149,380 $2,791 2015-06-30
Castillo, Christopher $5,050 $5,000 $50 $0 2015-06-30
Hall, Isadore Iii $368,608 $12,998 $422,718 $27,536 2015-06-30
Musante, Marcus $35,869   $31,144 $0 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission



Reported Fundraising
(Total for this cycle)
CandidateContributionsExpendituresCash on HandDebtFiling Period Close
Atkinson, Jacquie $40,465 $20,388 $20,077 $0 2015-06-30
Peters, Scott $837,727 $165,648 $740,920 $250,000 2015-06-30
Source: Federal Elections Commission


RAINBOW: Out candidates seek CA legislative seats in 2016 [Matthew S. Bajko @ Bay Area Reporter] - "There are at least five gay or lesbian Democratic candidates seeking state Senate or Assembly seats next year, with all but one running for office in southern California districts. So far no known out Republicans have announced campaigns, according to the head of a statewide group for LGBT GOPers."

JUICY: Orange County economic growth finally revving into high gear [Andrew Khouri @ LAT] - "This year, the county is expected to add the most new jobs in 17 years, outpacing the growth rate of California and the nation. Businesses are leasing so much space that the county's biggest landlord is running out of offices to offer tenants."

PINNED: Collectors of American history and pop culture aficionados will converge at the Atlantis Casino Resort for the West’s largest show and sale of political campaign memorabilia July 31-August 1.  This convention offers 100,000 political campaign buttons, posters, advertising and sports pinbacks, campaign Americana, protest and cause-related items, and pop culture material to buy, sell, and trade.  This year, collectors and dealers from 18 states are expected to attend. Admission is $5 for both days. [More Info]





  • Harbage Consulting, a health policy consulting firm with expertise in public programs and delivery system reform, is seeking a Communiations Coordinator for its Sacramento office. [more info]
  • Job Announcement: RALLY, a Los Angeles issue advocacy firm, is looking for a new Account Executive. We are an issue advocacy firm that works at the intersection of strategic communications and public policy. We collaborate with inspiring partners to create powerful movements that galvanize the public and leave a positive legacy of change
  • Job Announcement: Senior Progressive Member of Congress is seeking an experienced Congressional Aide responsible for proactive community outreach and engagement with key stakeholders and diverse constituencies in assigned policy and geographic areas within the East Bay. This position acts as a liaison to elected officials, various government agencies and performs constituent casework.  

    Outstanding organizational and communication skills required with knowledge of federal government and legislative processes, understanding of East Bay communities, and a proven track record of cultivating and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders is required.  Submit resume, cover letter, and one writing sample to  Minority candidates encouraged to apply. 

  • The Goldman School of Public Policy at UC Berkeley invites you to roundtable discussion - Addressing a Pension Funding Crisis in State and Local Government - on Wednesday July 22nd at 9:30am. Come hear three experts explore policy alternatives to long-term pension funding issues. Panelists and participants will discuss the current status of under-funding in various pension plans, the political, legal, and fiscal challenges to pension reform, and policy alternatives to make sure retirement continues to be rewarding for an aging population while also ensuring the long-term well-being of the next generation.
  • Planned Parenthood of Northern California (PPNorCal) is currently seeking a full-time Development/Grant Writer at the Concord Administrative Office.  Responsibilities include developing language for multiple fundraising purposes including grant proposals, stewardship reports, appeal letters, newsletter articles and sponsorship packages. Additional duties include managing proposal submissions and maintaining accurate institutional funder records in Raisers' Edge.   We are also seeking a full-time Development Coordinator who will contribute to the efficiency of the organization’s fundraising activities by providing high level administrative support with an emphasis on coordination of Special Events logistics. Visit us at for job details or submit resumes directly to

  • The California Craft Brewers Association is seeking candidates for the open position of Association Assistant. This positions is a great opportunity to engage with and support the craft beer community. If you’re interested, please contact Scott Marks at

  • Office Space for Rent
    Quiet location two blocks away from Capitol.  Share space with a professional services firm.  Up to three offices in six-office suite (2,300 sqft).  Conference room, copy/printer room, reception, kitchenette, janitorial, parking.  Terms are negotiable. 1510 14th Street, Sacramento. (916) 444-7158.

  • LEARN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS and BEST PRACTICES FOR EFFECTIVE LOBBYING. Capitol veteran Ray LeBov's "Lobbying 101" / "Lobbying 201" seminars cover Legislative, Budget, Executive Branch and Regulatory Agency advocacy plus Media Relations. July 30-31, $250 each. Essential for lobbying firm principals / staff, organizations / agencies that employ lobbyists, newcomers to the profession. Information / registration: or 916 442 5009.
  • Energy Efficiency Program Manager (Electricity Markets and Policy Group)
    This position interacts with research scientists, project team members, and external customers to achieve program success. The position requires general knowledge of program management principles and skills, such as program planning, budgeting, and scheduling and computer-based spreadsheet and report generation tools to perform the work.

    To Apply:

    Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Click here to view the poster:Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.


One-time Council Candidate Sues Garden Grove Over Election System - The Orange County Register
Garden Grove’s at-large election system violates the California Voting Rights Act, a former City Council candidate argues in a lawsuit that his lawyer says was filed in Orange County Superior Court on Monday.

UC Willl Raise Its Minimum Wage To $15 An Hour, Heightening Focus On Efforts To Boost The Rate Statewide
The campaign to significantly increase the minimum wage shifted from local government to the state Wednesday, with UC President Janet Napolitano announcing that several thousand workers would have their salaries increased to $15 an hour by 2017.

UC Estimates Budget For Long-delayed Payroll Upgrade Will More Than Double | The Sacramento Bee
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UCPath computer project tentatively scheduled for completion in 2017 at cost of $375 million

California Can't Stop Global Warming Alone, But It Can Fix Its Highways
The governor is in Europe saving the planet. The Legislature is on a monthlong vacation. And we motorists keep getting our cars beat up on California highways.

Gov. Jerry Brown's Words Quash Needed Debate |
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Committees Cost California Taxpayers Millions | Al Jazeera America

Hillary Clinton Is Slated To Bring Her Presidential Campaign To San Diego On Aug. 7. |
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NFL Players Union Promises Action If Suspension Isn't Lifted For Patriots' Tom Brady
It's been nearly a month since Tom Brady appealed his four-game Deflategate suspension, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to announce whether he will uphold or modify the four-time Super Bowl winner's punishment.

Lilly Doubling Size Of San Diego Biotech Center |
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Eli Lilly is doubling the size of its research center in La Jolla. Thomas Bumol, left, the director of Lilly Biotechnology Center, walks the halls of the present laboratory complex with Wolfgang Glaesner, Chief Scientific Officer of the Lilly Biotech Group on Wednesday. — Peggy Peattie

Brown Appoints Panel To Review California Rules For Fracking | The Sacramento Bee
Gov. Jerry Brown says he's created a panel to study how California should monitor hydraulic fracturing for oil.

California’s Top Education Official Plans New Accountability System To Rate Schools
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Senate Panel Begins Grilling Administration Officials On Iran Deal
Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz, left, and Secretary of State John F. Kerry, who is recovering from a broken leg, arrive for a classified briefing on the Iran nuclear agreement for lawmakers. They will be among the chief witnesses as the administration defends the deal before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Thomas Libous, New York State Senator, Is Convicted of Lying to F.B.I.
As a result of his conviction, Mr. Libous, who was the second-highest-ranking Republican in the Senate, forfeits his seat. He also faces up to five years in prison.

More Start-ups, Flush With Funding, Are Staying Private Longer
In April, LinkedIn agreed to spend $1.5 billion for, the online educational video company, its biggest acquisition ever.

Long Beach Residents Offered Money, Apology After Days-long Power Outage
Southern California Edison has offered an apology to its Long Beach customers and $100 toward the bills of those hardest hit by an extended blackout last week that left some without power for days.

Conservative Group's Convention Draws GOP Candidates, Protests. |
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Honda Burns Through Campaign Cash, Named Fundraising Efforts After Hiroshima Victim Story | San Jose Inside
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Aerial Video Reveals Drought-ravaged Lakes Worse Than Imagined - Sfgate
Ugly brown rings where waves used to lap at the shore. Dry docks lying on desiccated silt. Barren boat ramps. Trickles of water. Those are just some of the disturbing scenes in new aerial video of Northern California's Folsom Lake, Lake Oroville and Shasta reservoirs released this week.