South San Francisco, CA February 3, 2016 Press Release
After a review of recently filed campaign contribution documents, the Mike Guingona for Supervisor campaign announced today that it was able to raise more campaign donations from individual donors than any of the other three candidates for San Mateo County Supervisor.
For the fundraising period ending December 2015, Guingona raised over $45,000 in donations, David Canepa, also a Daly City Councilmember raised $31,600; Cliff Lentz, a Brisbane Councilmember raised $34,500 and Helen Fisicaro, a Colma Councilmember raised $18,500 (and also loaned herself $60,100 of personal money).
“I am honored, grateful and frankly very enthused at the overwhelming support I’m getting from friends, family, supporters and now donors. People have opened their homes, businesses and checkbooks to help me make history,” said Guingona, the 22 year veteran of the Daly City Council.
San Mateo County has now adopted a system of electing Supervisors by District, and if elected, Guingona would be the first Asian-American and Filipino-American to serve on the Board of Supervisors.
Guingona has $62,900 cash on hand in his campaign account, Canepa has $54,400, Lentz has $49,800 on hand and due to the $60,000 personal loan, Fisicaro has $84,000 cash on hand.
“I’m seeing and feeling great momentum in my campaign,” said Guingona. “I’m very excited about the next few months leading up to the June primary.”
San Mateo Supervisorial District 5 is currently represented by Supervisor Adrienne Tissier who is termed out of office and cannot run again. The District includes all of Daly City, Colma and Brisbane, with parts of South San Francisco and San Bruno also in the District. The election will be in June but if no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, a run-off election will take place in November between the top two candidates.