The next Garden Grove Mayor is certainly cruising when it comes to raising money. According to the latest 460 form covering the period of July 1 to September 27, 2016:
- Cashed Raised in 2016: $19,350
- In Kind Contribution in 2016: $58,019.93
- Loan: $8,945.40
- Cash Spent in 2016: $8,968.20
- Cash on Hand: $19,372.20
Note: That massive amount of in-kind contribution came from one source – The Great Wolf Lodge. In August this hotel / indoor water park gave free and exclusive access to those Garden Grove residents invited by Steve Jones as a way of generating goodwill for the incoming mayor. As a pro-business, moderate Republican, with a solid background in land use and entitlement, Jones can certainly raise a lot more money if he was running on a contested race.