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Sheng Thao - elected

Sheng Thao
Chief of Staff | Sheng Thao for Oakland City Council 2018
This candidate has agreed to voluntary spending limits. The maximum contribution this candidate can accept is $800 from any individual, business entity, committee or other organization and $1,600 from a qualified broad-based committee. A question mark in circle indicating additional information

For more on Oakland contribution limits and campaign rules, see the Public Ethics Commission Candidate Resources page.

Contributions: $70,973
Public financing received: A question mark in circle indicating additional information

Eligible City Council candidates may apply for public funds to reimburse certain campaign expenses. Learn more from the Public Ethics Commission’s Public Financing Program.

$18,345
Expenditures: $56,122
Loans: $800
Current balance: $14,051
Money coming in

Contributions

$70,973
Committee
$41K
$41K
Individual
$44K
$44K
Unitemized
$3.8K
$3.8K
Self Funding
$800
$800
Other (includes Businesses)
$10K
$10K

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Money going out

Expenditures

$56,122
Print Ads
$215
$215
Not Stated
$1.9K
$1.9K
Phone Banks
$443
$443
Contribution
$250
$250
Civic Donations
$400
$400
Office Expenses
$209
$209
Fundraising Events
$1.9K
$1.9K
Campaign Consultants
$37K
$37K
Meetings and Appearances
$3.3K
$3.3K
Campaign Paraphernalia/Misc.
$7.3K
$7.3K
Candidate Filing/Ballot Fees
$1.0K
$1.0K
Campaign Literature and Mailings
$62K
$62K
Postage, Delivery and Messenger Services
$176
$176
Professional Services (Legal, Accounting)
$5.4K
$5.4K
Information Technology Costs (Internet, E-mail)
$6.6K
$6.6K
Money coming in

Contributions

$70,973
Out of State
7%
7%
Within Oakland
56%
56%
Within California
71%
71%

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Independent expenditures supporting candidate $115,667 A question mark in circle indicating additional information

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Spending breakdown by committee

In support of the candidate
International Association of Firefighter Local 55 Political Action, Sponsored by: Int’l Assoc. of Firefighter Local 55
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$8,117
$8.1K
$8.1K
Oakland Rising Committee Sponsored by Movement Strategy Center Action Fund
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$1,577
$1.6K
$1.6K
Unity PAC, a sponsored committee of the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO
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$105,974
$106K
$106K
In opposition of the candidate