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Vierra leads in campaign fundraising of three Ceres City Council races
Rosalinda Vierra
District 2 Ceres City Council candidate Rosalinda Vierra led campaign funding according to the September report filed with the state Fair Political Practices Commission.

District 2 Ceres City Council candidate Rosalinda Vierra has raised the most campaign cash of the three municipal races, reporting raising $5,174.17 in funds, according to reports filed with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

In contrast, her opponent, Paula Redfern, reported not raising or spending campaign funds.

Between July 1 and Sept. 24 Vierra had received $2,553 which brought the year’s grand total to $5,174.17. Her campaign had spent $3,554.22 as of Sept. 24.

Vierra loaned her campaign $1,451.17 prior to Sept. 24.

Campaign donors and the amounts contributed to Vierra’s campaign were: the Modesto Firefighters Association Political Action Committee, $1,000; the California Real Estate PAC, $1,250; Democrat Congressional candidate and attorney Michael Barkley, $250; Stella Ureno of Ceres, $200; David Tucker of Riverbank, $100; retired Modesto teacher Kevin McClarty, $50; Modesto retiree Emerson Drake, $100; George Russell of Modesto, $200; Modesto attorney Aaron Anguiano, $300; truck driver Juan Vasquez of Ceres, $250; Jacq Wilson of Castro Valley, $100; and Rosalind Honnes of Modesto, $40.

Vierra’s expenditures included $1,000 for filing fees for a candidate statement; $400 for voter lists; $176.43 for campaign flyers; and $132.67 for stamps and metal stakes.

Cerees City Councilman James Casey has raised the most campaign cash in the District 1 race but apparently made an error on his latest report with the state’s Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC).

In his campaign statement covering the period April 11 through June 30, Casey reported contributing $2,000 to his own campaign. No other contributions were reported. However, on his Sept. 24 report, Casey erroneously reported the $2,000 as $20,000, along with a $150 donation made by Ceres resident John Warren as his only campaign contribution between June 30 and Sept. 24. That form showed $20,150 received to date instead of $2,150.

The same form filed by Sept. 24 showed that Casey’s campaign committee had spent $1,073.07 – $1,000 for a candidate statement in the Voter Handbook and $73.07 to Farmers & Merchant Bank for office expenses.

Casey’s District 1 opponent, Todd Underwood didn’t file a campaign finance statement as required by law.

Daniel Martinez led campaign financing in the District 4 council race. 

The Committee to Elect Daniel A. Martinez for Ceres City Council District 4 reported receiving a total of $1,621 and spending $300 as a donation to the “One Table, One Community” event held Sept. 17.

Martinez’s donors were River Oaks Golf Course owner Ken Thornberry, who gave $1,500, and Ceres businessman Mohinder Singh Kanda who donated $121. After the Sept. 24 reporting period, Martinez reported receiving donations from the Modesto Firefighters Association and the Lodi Realtors Association.

District 4 candidate John Osgood reported raising no money in his campaign.

Candidate David Carreon did not submit an FPPC report as required by state law.

nov 8 2022 candidates Ceres City Council
These are the candidates running for the various open seats on the Ceres City Council in the Nov. 8 election.