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Big East Bay fundraiser planned for Jerry Brown

By Josh Richman
Friday, May 29th, 2009 at 11:13 am in 2010 governor's race, campaign finance, Jerry Brown.

Some East Bay development, political and labor hoi polloi will be hosting a big-ticket fundraiser for Jerry Brown’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign on Sunday, June 14 in Concord; the requested contribution is at least $5,000 per person, and that ain’t chicken feed.

The hosts are developer and former Oakland A’s co-owner Ken Hoffman; United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry international representative Jim Kellogg; developer Al Seeno; developer Ken Behring; lobbyist and former state lawmaker Dan Boatwright; attorney Jerry Hallisey; real estate and garbage hauling magnate Sil Garaventa; State Building and Construction Trades Council of California President Bob Balgenorth; Contra Costa County Building and Construction Trades Council Executive Officer Greg Ferre; and developer Phil Tagami.

The Secretary of State’s database shows Brown’s campaign has banked at least $1.2 million since the start of 2009, atop the $4.1 million it had in the bank at the end of 2008. Say what you will about his politics, but the man looks like a fundraising powerhouse.

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