San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and City Councilman Scott Sherman on Wednesday reported significant fundraising for their 2016 re-election campaigns.
A new political action committee supporting Faulconer, Communities United for Tomorrow’s Economy, raised $600,000 in the first month since its formation. The committee is sponsored by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln Club of San Diego County.
“We are committed to ensuring our region remains a viable place to do business and creating a thriving regional economy that provides opportunity for all San Diegans,” said Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the chamber and a former mayor. “Re-electing Kevin Faulconer as mayor is critical to that goal.”
Sherman, who represents the 7th Council District, announced that his campaign had raised $130,000 in the period ending June 30.
“I am grateful to District 7 residents and supporters for continuing to support my efforts to put neighborhoods first and bring common sense reforms to city hall,” said Sherman. “I look forward to continue our work of reform for four more years.”