Parker’s bid to unseat Miley has nearly $100,000 in reserves for stretch run

Bryan Parker, left, with Alameda County Supe
Nate Miley at a forum in Castro Valley.

ALCO BOARD OF SUPERVISORS | DISTRICT 4 |
A day after announcing a major endorsement from East Bay Rep. Eric Swalwell, upstart Alameda County supervisorial candidate Bryan Parker reported nearly $100,000 in cash reserves for the final six weeks of the campaign.

Parker, who raised $117,000 through the end of the year, according to finance reports, gathered another $95,000 in contributions during the most current fundraising period from Jan. 1 through April 23.

A campaign finance report for Alameda County Supervisor Nate Miley’s campaign has not yet been released. End-of-the-year reports showed Miley had just $4,043 in cash on hand with nearly equal amounts of debt.

However, a series of recent fundraisers is expected to fatten Miley’s campaign coffers. The Alameda Labor Council, for instance, made a $10,000 contribution to Miley’s campaign earlier this month.

It is also notable to mention, Alameda County campaign finance limits at $20,000 per election cycle are much higher for Board of Supervisor races than other municipal races.

Meanwhile, a second consecutive positive fundraising report for Parker, will surely gain further attention following high profile endorsements over the past week from State Sen. Steve Glazer and Swalwell—both popular among moderate voters in the Tri Valley portion of District Four.

During the first of two pre-primary reporting periods, Parker raised $94,890 and spent $71,669. The campaign holds $6,055 in debts, and overall maintain a campaign account with $99,882 going forward to the June 7 winner-take-all primary.

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