San Jose, CA – Today, semi-annual finance reports were made public online by the Secretary of State. Former state and national campaign finance watchdog and Santa Clara County Counsel Ann Ravel revealed to be the only Democrat in the race to keep her promise to local voters and refuse to accept money from Big Oil.
By contrast, State Senate candidate Supervisor Dave Cortese has accepted thousands of dollars from the oil industry. You can view his contributions online here. Former Assemblywoman Nora Campos has a history of taking money from Big Oil, and the oil lobby boosted her 2016 State Senate campaign against current Senator Jim Beall with an independent expenditure. Ravel has taken a formal pledge not accept contributions from oil companies.
“Climate warming is the greatest threat of our lifetime. As a mother and a grandmother, I’m fighting to protect our environment for future generations, to advance smart policies that reduce our dependence on fossil fuels, and to invest in green jobs and current innovations to reach our state’s climate goals. California must continue to lead the way, and I look forward to working on these issues as a member of the State Senate,” said Ravel.
Ravel released her fundraising numbers earlier this month. In just a few months, her campaign raised over $200,000 from 1,350 donations, 70% of which are $50 or less. Both Campos and Cortese has been fundraising since 2018.
Ravel has fought against the corruption of money in politics in every level of government. She brings that integrity with her to her own race for State Senate and she will continue to stand up to Big Oil.
Learn more about Ann Ravel’s campaign and see her growing endorsement list at: www.RavelforCA.com