Compton’s first Latino lawmaker finally submits finance forms

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(Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times / July 2, 2013) Also By Angel Jennings and Abby Sewell August 27, 2013, 7:28 p.m. Compton City Councilman Isaac Galvan belatedly filed mandatory campaign finance forms after state officials threatened to open a formal investigation when he missed several deadlines. The financial statements, which were submitted Thursday, show that Galvan spent $29,000 on his race to become Compton’s first Latino elected official. Galvan also reported that he raised only half as much as he spent. Most of his donations came from people outside of Compton in neighboring southeast communities. According to the documents, Galvan has outstanding debts totaling $15,500, most of which was attributed to printing campaign fliers. The 26-year-old reported that he owes Angel Gonzalez, his former campaign manager, almost $12,000. Galvan hired Gonzalez as his community liaison when he won the election. Gonzalez was subsequently fired by Compton’s city manager after The Times published a story that revealed Gonzalez’s criminal history. In 2002, Gonzalez was convicted of a felony conspiracy charge reduced to a misdemeanor at his sentencing for sending out attack mailers with copies of fake official documents. In a separate case, he was convicted on two misdemeanor counts of sending out misleading campaign fliers.

Silvia ordered to pay $20,000 for campaign finance violations

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Among the specific violations, Silvia spent $25,800 directly from a bank account listed under the name of Colette Matarese, who the representative described as a longtime friend and companion. The account did not include any of Silvias personal funds even though he was added as a signatory in March 2012. OCPF said the use of Matareses money from the account represents an excess contribution above the $500 annually as allowed under state law. In a deposition from Matarese, she informed the OCPF that she considered the money in the account as much Silvias money as her funds. Of the $25,800, the committee only disclosed $11,600 on campaign finance reports.

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