Saturday, March 29, 2014

Steve Padilla Builds Momentum In City Council Campaign


Padilla leads in fundraising and gains additional endorsements from
local Chamber of Commerce and State Representative

CHULA VISTA – Steve Padilla continued to build momentum for his campaign for Chula Vista City Council Seat 1 announcing new endorsements today and leading the field of candidates in fundraising according to just filed campaign finance reports.

Recently filed campaign finance reports show Padilla leads all candidates for City Council Seat 1 in total money raised, total contributions this year and cash on hand.  Padilla has raised over $20,000 for his City Council race.  Crucially, Padilla’s committee also has no debt and has taken out no loans.  Padilla’s lead this month continues a fundraising advantage he established last year.  Campaign finance reports are publicly available documents available at the City Clerk’s office.

Today, Padilla’s campaign also announced it has earned endorsements from Chula Vista’s elected state representatives, Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez and State Senator Ben Hueso.

“I am humbled by the outpouring of support for my campaign for City Council,” said Steve Padilla.  “I am running for City Council to put progress ahead of politics and work with all sides to get things done for Chula Vista’s middle class.  The campaign is gaining momentum by the day with support from residents, small business owners, law enforcement and leading elected officials from every neighborhood in Chula Vista.”

In addition to his fundraising advantage and the endorsements from Gonzalez and Hueso, Padilla has earned multiple key endorsements in recent weeks.  In mid-march, the Chula Vista Chamber of Commerce endorsed Padilla’s campaign for City Council.  The Chamber’s endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from leading law enforcement groups: the Chula Vista Police Officers Association, Chula Vista Firefighters Association, San Diego County Deputy Sheriffs Association, and the San Diego Chapter of the Peace Officers Research Association of CA (PORAC).   Padilla is also supported by the San Diego County Democratic Party, San Diego Labor Council and Chula Vista Employees Association.

Steve Padilla is a small business owner, environmental advocate and lifelong Chula Vistan.  He is a former police officer who previously served on the Chula Vista City Council, as Chula Vista Mayor and Port Commissioner.  He lives in the Otay Ranch section of Chula Vista.

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