Barbara Bry announced Wednesday she has raised nearly $140,000 in her campaign for the District 1 seat on the San Diego City Council in the 2016 election.

Barbara Bry

The campaign raised $138,892 during the June 7 to 30 filing period. Bry said it was the highest total yet announced by a council candidate. The total does not include a $10,000 loan Bry made to her campaign committee.

Bry said her donations ranged in size from $16 to $550, and came from a diverse cross section of community members.

“To receive such broad support so early in the race demonstrates the strength and potential of this campaign, as well as our ability to win District 1,” she said. “The many communities that I have worked and volunteered with over three decades have come together to back my candidacy.

“I am grateful for the support I have received from leaders in high-tech and biotech, women in the sciences, the nonprofit world, young professionals and leaders who live and work in all parts of the district.”

A resident of San Diego for more than 30 years, Bry has been an entrepreneur in both the technology and nonprofit sectors and has served on several nonprofit boards.

The seat is currently held by Sherri Lightner, who is not eligible to run for a third term. Businessman Ray Ellis has also announced his candidacy.

Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.