In the competitive race for an open seat in State Assembly District 25, newcomer Alex Lee is leading the pack in fundraising.
A gaggle of candidates are competing for the seat, which covers Newark, Fremont, San Jose, Santa Clara and Milpitas, and is being vacated by Assemblyman Kansen Chu who decided to instead run for county supervisor. Lee raised a total of $20,188, with a median contribution of $20.20. Lee’s campaign is underscoring the “energetic grassroots movement” the 23-year-old political advisor has on his side.
“Our lead in fundraising total dollars and with over 140 unique donors demonstrates the grassroots strength of our campaign. As a first time candidate, I’m honored by the outpouring of support we’ve earned, but we aren’t done yet,” Lee told San José Spotlight. “We’ll keep earning the support of our community members through our strong voter engagement — knocking on doors, meeting them where they are, listening to the issues that are important them, and working together to find solutions.”
Lee’s main competitors, Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee Anna Song and Milpitas Vice Mayor Karina Dominguez, both trail his fundraising lead, according to campaign finance reports.
As of July 31, Dominguez’s campaign had received $10,239 and as of June 30, Song had raised a total of only $4,100, according to filings with the secretary of state.
Santa Clara Unified School District trustee Jim Canova had not yet filed his campaign finance reports.
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