Ricardo Lara Reports $280,329 Available for State Senate Campaign
2012-02-03 · By Editor
Saying he will continue to work aggressively to mount a successful campaign, Ricardo Lara reported a total of $280,329 cash-on-handaccording to reports filed today with the Secretary of State’s office.
“We’re very pleased our fundraising is right on track and our campaign continues to gain momentum,” said Lara. “Our campaign has received continuing support from a broad range of donors and I have the backing of several leading elected officials, community leaders, LGBT groups and organized labor. We will continue to work aggressively to raise the necessary funding and develop the grassroots support needed to mount a successful campaign.”
Ricardo has received the early endorsement of Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, as well as the majority of the State Senate Democratic Caucus. He also has earned the support of several Assembly Members, local elected officials, community leaders and labor unions.
Assembly Member Lara’s contribution reports cover the period through January 1, 2011 from December 31, 2011. Lara officially announced his run for the State Senate on October 18, 2011 and began raising funds for this race shortly thereafter.
The Lara for State Senate 2012 campaign reported having $126,455 cash on hand as of January 1, 2012. The Lara for State Assembly 2012 campaign reported $153,874 cash-on-hand for the same period. Lara has a cumulative total of $280,329 that can be used toward his State Senate campaign.
Ricardo currently represents the 50th Assembly District, which includes the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Bellflower, Commerce, Cudahy, Lynwood and South Gate along with portions of Downey, Walnut Park and Florence-Graham. In the State Assembly, Ricardo serves as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee and the Select Committee on Financial Empowerment and serves as a member of the Appropriations, Higher Education, Banking and Finance, and Water, Parks and Wildlife committees.
The newly drawn 33rd Senate District includes the cities of Vernon, Huntington Park, Maywood, Bell, Cudahy, Bell Gardens, South Gate, Lynwood, Paramount and Signal Hill along with portions of Lakewood, Long Beach and the unincorporated communities of Walnut Park and Florence-Graham.