Who finances the candidates’ electoral campaigns? — Patriot Downey


DOWNEY- Four of the six candidates said they received monetary contributions between July 1 and September 24 ahead of this year’s election. Financial disclosures are reported and filed with the city clerk on California Form 460.

Hector Sosa significantly outperformed its competitors, raising $28,600, reporting no loans. His most significant financial contribution is related to the property management company L’Abri Management, which gave him $1,000 in addition to the $1,000 he received from owner Ron Kolar. He also shares several contributors with Councilman Claudia M. Frometa, with whom he campaigned.

At a total of $21,317.86, Sosa spent more than any other candidate, mostly on campaign consultations, literature, and paraphernalia/miscellaneous.

Contributors include:

Ron Kolar: $1,000

Shelter Management: $1,000

Azar Event Center: $1,000

Entertainment Sam: $1,000

Jeremy Fitzel: $1,000

Antoine Zamora: $1,000

Angie Rademaker: $1,000

The Law Firms of Gavril T Gabriel: $1,000

Greg Welch: $1,000

Cartozian Associates Real Estate: $1,000

The olive resto-bar: $1,000

Toyota Penske: $1,000

La Barca Grill and Cantina Inc.: $1,000

Trading post: $1,000

Saul Flores: $1,000

Downey Hospitality LLC: $1,000

Dimitrios Spathopoulos: $1,000

Vijay Kumar Patel: $1,000

Joseph’s Bar and Grill: $1,000

Downey Exterminators: $500

Dan K. Fox: $500

Chita Floral Design: $500

Lacey jeans: $500

Mark McDaniel: $500

The tanning company: $500

Hernandez Carpet Brokers: $500

RMI International Inc. : $500

John Galvan: $500

Velasco Legal Group: $500

Bill Adrian: $300

Larry McGrew: $300

Keith McCarthy: $300

Rene Caballero: $300

Kenneth Ferraro: $250

Raul and Arlene Lopez: $250

Brenda Sosa: $250

Martin Sosa: $250

George Guzman $250

Robert Cancio: $250

Linda Saldana: $250

Dr. Roger Brossmer: $250

Angela Galleno: $250

Worthy real estate advisors: $200

Michael Murray: $200

Carrie Uva: $150

Jose Hernandez: $100

Esther Lee: $100

Darrik Hale: $100

Ronnie Fernandez: $100

Kenneth Ferrero $100 ($350 cumulative to date)

Marc and Carla Solis: $50

Lisa Mahaffey: $50

Art Montoya raised $7,655, more than half of which came from two loans he made to himself for amounts of $2,000 and $2,500.

Montoya’s reported expenses are limited to $896.50. They represent $790 to Crummitt and Associates Inc. for professional services, and the rest in assorted credit card processing fees.

Of his 11 contributions, four were from Downey.

Contributors include:

Horace Ortiz: $1,000

Paula Mejia: $300

Stephen Chu: $250

Emma Montoya: $200

Lorraine Montoya: $200

Aaron Magness: $150

Lauren Troupe: $150

Rhiannon Connors: $100

Savina Hernández: $100

Jennifer Stanley: $100

Kristen Von Iderstein: $100

Dr Anthony Felix declared $2,095.87 in contributions received; all but $60 from two-person loans of $1,235.87 and $800, $800 of which he has already repaid. In total, he spent $2,095.87 on his campaign.

Neither of its two contributors is listed as part of Downey.

Contributors include:

Ron Solano: $40

Joshua Castro: $20

Claudia M. Frometawho is running for re-election, has raised the most of any candidate in this election, declaring $37,000 in contributions – including a $2,000 loan from herself and her husband Nolveris Frometa – and $15,643 from expenses.

The majority of Frometa’s contributions came from individual donors and Downey companies; in many ways a “who’s who” of the usual suspects and key players in Downey.

Contributors include:

Greg Welch: $1,000

RA Kolar: $1,000

Bruce and Patricia Leach: $1,000

Labri Management Inc. : $1,000

Cartozian Associates Real Estate: $1,000

El Pescador Bar & Grill: $1,000

Toma Tequila: $1,000

Jimmy Spathopoulos: $1,000

SAI: $1,000

Gavril Gabriel: $1,000

Electric CMD: $1,000

The olive resto-bar: $1,000

Trading post: $1,000

Research vintage: $1,000

Raul Porto Revocable Commercial Trust: $1,000

Prima waste: $1,000

Ivan Altamirano: $1,000

Nader Moghaddam: $1,000

Downey-Nissan: $1,000

Edison International: $1,000

Fernando Vasquez: $1,000

Olivarez, Madruga Law Org. : $1,000

Biz FedPac: $750

Stephen C. Robertson, Inc.: $500

Sempra Energy: $500

RMI International Inc. : $500

Rick Salyer: $500

Anthony Samora: $500

Armando Nogueiras: $500

Downey Exterminators, Inc.: $500

El Pescador Inc.: $500

Beverly J Mathis: $500

Lacey jeans: $500

Tony Abboud: $500

Investments in villa properties: $400

Loving Heart Loving Home LLC: $300

Robert Cancio Jr.: $250

Dr. Roger Brossmer: $250

Fox Chiropractic: $250

Law Office of Alexis Saab: $250

Jennifer De Kay: $250

Jose A Garcia: $250

Alfredo Velez: $250

Veronica and Arturo Garcia: $250

Linda Saldana: $250

Carrie Uva: $250

Bonnie Travers: $250

Marta Gonzalez: $200

Jeff Worthy: $200

Wilmer Frometa: $100

Brenda Gafin: $100

Ayrin and Jose Hernandez: $100

David Olmedo: $100

Gina Cabrera: $100

Wilmer Frometa: $100

Los Mentores Financieros: $100

PDI Risk Insurance Service: $100

Michel Marray: $100

Patricia and Richard Tuttle: $100

Joanna Peterson: $100

Robert Cabrera: $100

Norman Ives: $100

David and Manuela Olmedo: $100

Ana Brown: $100

Rudy Curiel: $100

David Crespo Ins. : $100

Neither Joaquin Beltran neither Juan Martinez filed 460 forms, according to City Clerk Alicia Duarte.

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