' Follow the Money: Follow the Money: See Councilwoman Gonzalez Re-Elect And Officeholder Contribs: Mainly Corporate, Development, Organized Labor & Special Interests '


Follow the Money: See Councilwoman Gonzalez Re-Elect And Officeholder Contribs: Mainly Corporate, Development, Organized Labor & Special Interests

Assisted by contrib from Vice Mayor Richardson's "officeholder account"

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(Aug. 6, 2017, 12:35 p.m.) -- 112 individuals, corporate entities, development and organized labor interests gave $34,550 in itemized monterary contributions of over $100, when combined with $200 in non-monetary contributions + $540 in non-itemized sums under $100, totaled $35,090 to re-elect 1st dist. Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez. The reporting period covers Jan. 1-June 30, but all of the itemized contributions were collected in the latter half of May and through June 2017.

In addition, Councilwoman Gonzalez collected $2,475 and disbursed $10,813 (total includes sums previously collected) from her officeholder account.

LBREPORT.com lists below items that caught our attention. To view all contributors/expenditures for her re-election campaign account, click here. To view all officeholder account contributors/disbursements, click here.

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From among 112 itemized campaign contributors:

ContributorAmountLBREPORT.com notes
AES$400Operates power plant on Studebaker Rd.
Cynthia Allen$400Ms. Allen is publisher of LBPost.com and spouse of LBPD Commander Randall Allen.
Anderson Real Estate Group$400
Kambiz BabaoffManaging Dir., Ensemble Developments
Frank Suryan$400CEO, Lyon Living
Be the Best Corp. dba Eighty Eight Cigar Lounge$400
BNSF Railway$400BNSF seeks to build "So. Cal Int'l Gateway" (SCIG) railyard on L.A. land next to WLB neighborhood; LB neighborhood and regional enviro/health groups challenged L.A.-approved EIR; trial court struck down EIR; BNSF is appealing; grassroots WLB Ass'n has urged LB Council to oppose project; trade unions have supported it, saying it will provide jobs; policy-setting LB Council has never opposed railyard outright; LB City Hall has sought what it calls more "mitigation" to allow it; LB Council stance could prove crucial if parties decide to settle the litigation.
UP Railroad$400
Coalition for a Better Los Angeles Local Union 78$400
Frank Colonna$100Real estate broker, retired 3rd. Councilman, recently appointed Harbor Comm'r
Grand Prix Ass'n of LB$400
Eric Gray$200Finished second in 2nd dist. Council race, 2016
Randall Hernandez$250Chairs LB's Mayor-chosen Economic Development Comm'n
Stella Ursua$100Member Parks/Rec Comm'n
Int'l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$400
Local Union 105 PAC$400
Unite Here Local 11 PAC$400
Southern CA Pipe Trades Dist. 16$400
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters PAC$400
UA Journeymen & Apprentices Local 250 PAC$400
Long Beach Firefighters PAC$400
Long Beach Police Officers Ass'n PAC$400
Long Beach Collective Associates$400
Pacific Merchant Shipping Ass'n PAC$400Represents shipping interests in Ports of LB, L.A. and along west coast
Oxbow Energy Solutions$400Operates Port of LB facility handling exports of coal and petroleum coke
Tesoro Companies, Carson$400
David Pilon$250Administrator, Mental Health American of Los Angeles [operates LB facility]
Rex Richardson Officeholder Account$250Richardson also used his officeholder account to give same sum to re-elect Councilwoman Lena Gonzalez and LBUSD Boardmember Megan Kerr
Roberto Uranga$1007th dist. Councilman's contribution was made personally [not using his officeholder account]
Shooshani Developers$400
Lucy Johnson$100Development Dir. Aquatics Capital of America Foundation, strongly supports proposed Belmont Beach Aquatics Center.
Kate Karp$200Writes on pet/animal issues for LBPost.com
Andrew Kerr$125CFO Crew Inc. (handles comm'l/public works bldg. construction projects); spouse is LBUSD Boardmember Megan Kerr



Councilwoman Gonzalez had four officeholder account contributors from Jan 1-June 30, 2017:

ContributorAmountLBREPORT.com notes
Ensemble Asset Advisorys, Phoenix AZ$250
Plumbers Local Union 78 PAC$700
Southern CA Pipe Trades Dist. 16$700
Tesoro Companies, Carson$750


Councilwoman Gonzalez disbursed her officeholder account to these salient recipients:

Disbursed To: AmountLBREPORT.com notes
Latinas Lead$1,000Group's website "mission statement" text: "Latinas Lead California endorses and contributes to Latinas seeking political office. A non-partisan organization, we are committed to empowering and advancing Latinas who are dedicated to creating opportunity in our state."
HOPE [Hispanas Organized for Political Equality]$1,980
LB Democratic Club$300




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