FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2011
CONTACT: Stacy Nicola 951-371-7155
Jeffries to Report over $215,000 Cash-on-Hand for Riverside County Supervisor Campaign
(Riverside, CA) – Kevin Jeffries announced that his campaign will report over $215,000 cash-on-hand on his campaign finance disclosure – a period that ended on June 30th. The disclosure will also show that the campaign raised just over $89,000.
Jeffries raised nearly $40,000 from individuals during the period and matched his donor’s support with $50,000 of his own. These funds are in addition to the $140,000 Jeffries had previously raised while serving in the legislature and transferred into the Supervisor campaign account.
According to Stacy Nicola with the Jeffries Campaign, “We are still digging through previous First District campaign reports but it appears that the $215,000 cash-on-hand may be the largest initial campaign war-chest a new candidate has amassed this early for a First District Supervisor campaign.”
“I announced my candidacy on April 7th and the level of local support and endorsements has been incredible,” said Jeffries. According to Nicola, Jeffries has an unprecedented 7 local area mayors, over 60 current and former local elected and public safety officials and nearly 100 community and business leaders who have already offered their support to the campaign.
Jeffries seeks to bring a new level of energy and accountability to the First District office. He has been a strong advocate on behalf of small businesses, job creation, local transportation projects and government reforms. “We have significant challenges and opportunities ahead,” said Jeffries. “We should lead by example and cut the $143,000 a year salary and gold-plated taxpayer funded pensions for County Supervisors. The next place to cut is the bloated budget for lobbyists. Since when did funding lobbyists become more important than funding essential public safety services?”
Jeffries has been a resident of Riverside County for 40 years. He has been active in regional, local and non-profit organizations, having served for 29 years as a Riverside County Volunteer Firefighter & Company Officer, 16 years as a locally elected water district Director, 2 years each as a Recreation & Parks Director and County Parks Advisory commissioner, and 5 years as a Riverside County Local Agency Formation Commission (LAFCO) member. Jeffries served on numerous Chamber of Commerce and economic development committees and is currently President and partner of his family held investments firms. Jeffries is serving his final term in the California State Legislature representing a large portion of both Riverside County and the First Supervisorial District in the State Assembly.