Councilmember Matt Mahan leads the way, raising $504,000 from roughly 1,000 donors during the first 23 days of San Jose’s fundraising period. Mahan, a tech entrepreneur who announced his mayoral campaign a little over a year after being elected to the City Council, credits his early fundraising success to peer-to-peer organizing.
“The most promising sign of support we’ve seen has been the dozens of neighbors across the city who have already organized or signed up to organize a house party to introduce our campaign to their neighbors,” Mahan told San José Spotlight. “We’re meeting hundreds of San Joseans through these grassroots events.”
Santa Clara County Supervisor Cindy Chavez trails behind Mahan’s fundraising with $474,000 from 955 donations. In an email to her supporters, Chavez said her campaign has drawn supporters across San Jose, from Berryessa to Willow Glen, and throughout the greater Bay Area.
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