Garden Grove: City Council Fundraising Reports

The latest financial disclosure reports cover the period of January 1, 2017 to June 30, 2017. Here is the summary of what our Garden Grove Mayor and council members did in the first half of the year.

Mayor Steve Jones
Beginning Balance: $44,079
Money Raised: $0.00
Money Spent: $8,258
Unpaid Bills: $0.00
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $35,821.

Note: Steve Jones’ biggest single expenditure was a payment of $4,500 to his political consultant DeSnoo & DeSnoo. The rest of the charges were made to local restaurants for meetings.

Mayor Pro Tem Phat Bui
Beginning Balance: $1,050.75
Money Raised: $13,674
Money Spent: $619
Unpaid Bills: $1,975
Personal Debt: $106,485
Remaining Balance: $4,105

Note: Prominent contributors to the Bui’s city council campaign include – Garden Grove Firefighters PAC ($2,000); Brandywine Homes ($1,000); Garden Grove Hotel, LLC ($2,000); Garden Grove Police Association PAC ($500);  Little Saigon Supermarket ($1,000); Dr. Phuong Nguyen ($2,000). Phat’s only expense was the $619 to the Wharf Restaurant and he also paid down his personal debt by $10,000.

Council Member Kim Bernice Nguyen (District 6)
Beginning Balance: $1,376
Money Raised: $8,524
Money Spent: $1,258
Unpaid Bills: $2,500
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $4,141

Note: Prominent contributors to the K. Nguyen’s city council campaign include – Garden Grove Firefighters PAC ($1,000); Garden Grove Police Association PAC ($500); Orange County Employees Association ($2000); Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters ($2,500); UA Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 582 ($500); United Here Local 11 ($500); Southern California Pipe Trades District ($500). Kim Nguyen repaid herself $2,000 in this period but still owes her consultant Claudio Gallegos $2,500.

Council Member John O’Neil (District 2)
Beginning Balance: $7,012
Money Raised: $0.00
Money Spent: $1,525
Unpaid Bills: $0.00
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $5,487

Note: O’Neil spent mostly on civic activities like donating to OC Autism or buying seats at events sponsored by the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce.

Council Member Thu-Ha Nguyen (District 3)
Beginning Balance: $3,091
Money Raised: $100
Money Spent: $6,618
Unpaid Bills: $0.00
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $573

Note: T. Nguyen’s biggest single expenditure was a payment of $4,000 to the Edmond Group based in Long Beach. The rest of the expenditures were itemized for fundraising activities.

Council Member Stephanie Klopfenstein (District 5)
Beginning Balance: $9,669
Money Raised: $0.00
Money Spent: $965
Unpaid Bills: $0.00
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $8,704

Note: Donating to the CWLA and paying the treasurer were the only expenditures that Stephanie Klopfenstein made within the past six months.

Council Member Kris Beard (District 1)
Beginning Balance: $0.00
Money Raised: $0.00
Money Spent: $0.00
Unpaid Bills: $0.00
Personal Debt: $0.00
Remaining Balance: $0.00

 

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