Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria is building a formidable war chest for her reelection campaign.
According to documents posted on the City Clerk’s website, the Soria for City Council 2018 campaign has received $29,900 in cash contributions over the past two weeks.
The donors include;
- Local attorney/businessman Richard Caglia ($4,400)
- Integrated Community Development principal Charles Brumbaugh ($4,200)
- Integrated Community Development principal Benjamin Lingo ($4,200)
- Integrated Community Development senior vice president Jacob Lingo ($4,200)
- Fresno Police Officers Association PAC ($2,500)
- Central Valley Residents for Responsible Government ($2,000); and
- Mid Valley Disposal ($1,900)
Integrated Community Development is the Southern California company that plans to build a large housing project on Blackstone Avenue, a bit south of McKinley Avenue. A divided City Council in December gave the $38 million proposal a key shot in the arm by approving more than $2 million in loans and incentives.
The project site is in Soria’s District 1.
Exactly why Soria needs nearly $30,000 is unclear. She is running unopposed in the June 5 primary.
Of course, there’s no guarantee Soria will stick around City Hall for the full four years of her second term.
UPDATE: CVO reached out to Soria for comment on her campaign contributions and the money was raised before the filing period ended.