Reform Coalition Reports $1.2 Million Raised

The Coalition for School Reform reported over $1.2 million raised during the first 19 days of the year, according to campaign disclosure statements obtained from the City Ethics Commission (download document here).

The Coalition is, which is supporting School Board candidates Monica Garcia, Kate Anderson and Antonio Sanchez, was also major force in the 2011 School Board elections, spending over $1.4 million in total. The independent expenditure committee seems poised to easily eclipse that total this year.

Major contributors include Eli Broad, former home developer, owner of Sun Life Insurance, philanthropist, art collector and frequent school reform donor: $250,000; Jerry Perenchio, former CEO of Univision, frequent donor to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa causes: $250,000; Megan Chernin, LA Fund board member: $100,000; Jamie Alter Lynton, LA Fund board member, publisher of LA School Report: $100,000; Lynda Resnick, co-owner (with her husband Stewart) of Fiji Water, POM Wonderful and the Franklin Mint: $100,000; and The Whittier Trust Company: $100,000.

Fundraising numbers for UTLA-PACE, the independent expenditure committee supporting Steve Zimmer, Antonio Sanchez, and several District 2 candidates, are scheduled to come online Thursday, January 31 and will be reported here.

Previous posts: Reform Coalition Weighs In for Anderson, Sanchez, & GarciaUpdate: SEIU Spends Big On District 4′s Zimmer,  Different Rules for UTLA-PACEUpdate: Outside Money Pouring InLabor Groups Spend for Garcia & Sanchez

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