Candidates for 2022 Santa Clara County Offices Report Their Cash

The June 2022 primary may be 10 months away, but candidates already have begun divulging fundraising, as of June 30.

Funds aren’t exactly flooding into the county assessor’s race, despite the fireworks. Larry Stone, the incumbent since 1994, only raised $3,500 but padded initial campaign costs with $75,000 in personal loans, according to semi-annual Form 460s. Retiree Andrew Crockett reported $2,050 in donations, on top of a $6,400 loan.

Interestingly, Valley Water Board Director Gary Kremen hasn’t submitted any documents to the county’s Registrar of Voters online portal. According to an office staffer, that’s because he hasn’t even established a committee yet.

On the opposite end of the financial spectrum, the race for district attorney has already cracked six digits. Four-term incumbent DA Jeff Rosen has amassed a staggering $347,580 from a slew of local attorneys, investors and retirees.

While Rosen cleverly maneuvered around the $1,000 campaign donation limit—simultaneously collecting for both the primary and general elections—duplicates have seemingly slipped through the cracks, including Jim Scheinman of Maven Venture Capital and Daley’s Drywall.

Public Defender Sajid Khan, the outspoken progressive challenger, hasn’t filed his 460s yet, since he joined the race after the reporting period.

Donations are pouring into the county supervisor’s race, where Johnny Khamis, Rob Rennie and Claudia Rossi all have war chests in the mid five figures. Rennie has the most cash, but that’s because the Los Gatan loaned himself 50k. Morgan Hill mayor Rich Constantine raised the least, but that doesn’t matter, because the valley labor machine placed early bets on him and will likely come through with cash and IEs down the road.

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5 Comments

  1. If San Jose inside didn’t have their head so far up Sajid’s ass maybe they’d ask true journalistic questions. For example why is Sajid CON not accepting the 500k campaign expenditure limit? Clearly, he wants Soros money and more Real Justice PAC money from billionaires who DONT live in Santa Clara county. Yet Sajid CON claims to speak for the community. What community is that? Out of county billionaires? Come on San Jose inside. Where’s that story????

  2. Well, it is the Fly. SJI is very secretive of who they employ.

    Other than some of their reporters we know Zero about who runs the day to day show.

  3. DO NOT Vote for another Anti- U.S. / Anti- Law & Order DA.. Too many Voters believed rhetoric and false promises and are now wanting a REDO..

    A REDO on Biden – Worst domestic crisis (Open Borders) / Worst International Stain on USA to coincide with 9/11 remembrances (Saigon and Dunkirk rolled into one big Lack of Leadership).

    A REDO on Gavin New(TAX)som – elitist polices destroying CA Economy and Environment (Fires & drought).

    And specifically 2 “Progressive” Anti-Law&Order DA’s under RECALL.

    1. SF District Attorney Chesa Boudin. A progressive prosecutor, child of Weather Underground Domestic Terrorists,
    Boudin faces criticism for policies (like $0 Bail) driving San Francisco into lawlessness.
    – Burglaries and car thefts Dramatically Increased under Boudin, a trend continued into 2021.
    – SF’s burglary surge FAR Outpaces other cities. ..crime statistics across several American cities shows that SF saw a larger increase in burglaries in 2020 than other major cities in the country.

    2. LA DA George Gascón, facing a recall campaign over progressive policies.
    Los Angeles Just Elected a Liberal D.A. He’s Already Facing a Recall Effort.
    George Gascón is facing an intense backlash for enacting radical policies like the “DEFUND Police” and “Pro-Criminal” sentencing.
    – A review of some 20,000 prison sentences, many for Violent Crimes like murder, for Early Release.
    “We have multiple incidences of convicted murderers who are very aware of Gascón’s directives and are trying to take advantage,”

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