Curious about campaign finance in Santa Fe Springs?
Reporter Sandra Molina breaks down the dollars and cents in the campaign coffers of City Council candidates.
Mayor Louie Gonzalez, who is running for re-election in November, is leading with $20,223 raised.
Councilwoman Betty Putnam was second with $13,644, followed by Lillian Carrillo Puentes with $6,355; Mike Madrigal with $5,500; Juanita Trujillo with $4,157; A.J. Hayes with $3,312; and Jose Angel Zamora with $2,800.
Gonzalez has loaned $3,500 to Puentes and $1,000 to Madrigal.
His biggest contributor, with $5,000 was Ecology Auto Parts of Cerritos.
The same company also donated $2,500 to Madrigal.
Vernola’s Tow Service, of Norwalk, and Villages at Heritage Springs, of Manhattan Beach, each gave $2,500.
Putnam’s campaign received the most — $2,000 — from Serv-Wel Disposal and Recycling, of Montebello.
CR & R Incorporated, of Stanton, and Marquart Land Co., of Cerritos, each donated $1,000.
The Santa Fe Springs Firefighters Local 3507 gave $2,000 to Trujillo, a pharmacy manager.