Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Press Release: Peraza raises more than $45,000 for Chula Vista City Council

[Poster's note: Wow! Go Humberto!]

humberto Peraza Raises

More Than $45,000 for council race

Outraises all other candidates combined

Chula VISTA -- Humberto Peraza’s campaign for Chula Vista City Council has reported raising $45,595 in contributions in 2009, according to the semi-annual campaign finance report filed yesterday.

Peraza raised more than any other candidate for any office in Chula Vista and more than his three opponents for Seat 2 combined. Through a grass roots effort with dedicated volunteers, more than 300 individuals contributed to the Peraza campaign since the campaign committee was formed in August of 2009.

“This is a great sign of the strong and early support for our campaign,” said Peraza. “I’ve gotten such a positive response to my platform of creating jobs and keeping our neighborhoods safe.”

Peraza has earned the endorsements of the San Diego County Democratic Party, San Diego – Imperial Labor Council, Sierra Club, San Diego Democratic Club, San Diego Unity League and the League of Conservation Voters.

Community leaders and elected officials endorsing Peraza include Congressman Bob Filner, Assemblymember Mary Salas, State Senator Denise Ducheny, Chula Vista Councilmember Pamela Bensoussan, former Chula Vista Mayors Tim Nader and Steve Padilla, Chula Vista Elementary School Board member Russell Coronado, Chula Vista Elementary School Board member Doug Luffborough, Sweetwater Unified School District Board member Bertha Lopez, Sweetwater Authority Board member Jose Preciado, State Senator Christine Kehoe, San Diego City Council President Ben Hueso, San Diego City Councilmember Sherri Lightner, San Diego City Councilmember Todd Gloria, San Diego City Councilmember Tony Young, San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald, National City Vice-Mayor Alejandra Sotelo-Solis, SDUSD School Board Member Richard Barrerra, and Port Commissioners Scott Peters and Steve Cushman.

The primary will be held in June 2010 and the runoff, if necessary, will be held in November 2010. Humberto Peraza is running for Chula Vista City Council Seat 2, currently held by Councilmember John McCann. McCann is unable to run for reelection due to term limits.

Peraza lives in East Chula Vista with his wife, Lisa, and sons Ben, 5, and Dylan, 2.


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