Where are David McKenna For San Bernardino City Attorney 2011’s Nonmonetary Contributions Coming From?

By Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law.

Schedule C of David L. McKenna’s California FPPC Form 460, filed September 29, 2011, and signed by David McKenna acting as his own treasurer, discloses the names of contributors who have made $100 or more in nonmonetary contributions this year through September 24, 2011

Date Rec’d Name and City Occupation/Employer if Ind. Description This Period YTD
7/15/2011 Tom Brickley Construction Rent for HQ 600 600
7/15/2011 Osvaldo Garcia, SB Dentist Rent for HQ 600 600
7/15/2011 Doug Debois, SB Insurance Agent Rent for HQ 600 600
7/15/2011 Jack Katzman, SB Property Manager Rent for HQ 600 600
9/2/2011 Power Pac Voter Fund, SF  Field Coordinator 2500 2500
SubTotal: 4900

The largest nonmonetary contribution is from the Power Pac Voter Fund.  Who is PowerPAC?  According to their website, powerpac.org,  “PowerPAC is a nonprofit advocacy and political organization. PowerPAC was organized to champion democracy and social justice in states and communities across the country.”  They have been involved in San Bernardino politics before: they supported Carolyn Tilman, Rikke Van Johnson and Rachel Clark in 2007.

Their focus in San Bernardino, according to their website:

In San Bernardino and Orange Counties PowerPAC seeks to support emerging community based coalitions aimed at increasing voter participation and turnout among emerging populations such as Latinos and Asians. Using community identified social justice issues of such as: immigrant rights, equity in educational access and affordable housing PowerPAC seeks to support community activists and community based organizations to strengthen coalitions to build non-partisan voting bases that can advocate for improved policy. In San Bernardino, for example, PowerPAC has campaigned with community groups to build non-partisan voter growth and engagement with the San Bernardino Social Justice Coalition (SBSJ).

In the rapidly growing Latino community, this especially means working with new and young voters. The California Latino voting age population is remarkably young. PowerPAC’s aim to support this emerging population in California by supporting community groups who seek to build voter consciousness and empowerment on issues that they have self identified as important to them – such as education in the form of the passage of the California Dream Act, healthcare and lack of coverage for the millions of uninsured, and the current housing crisis in its dual faces of lack of affordable housing and predatory lending. As the Latino population continues to surge and more Latinos come of age, PowerPAC aims to work with community groups and activists to establish a base of socially and civically empowered Latinos voting in their own best interest for themselves and their neighborhoods in California.

Presumably, the field coordinator provided to David McKenna will be responsible for voter persuasion, get out the vote (GOTV) efforts, and distribution of campaign materials.

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About Michael Reiter, Attorney at Law
Michael Reiter is a Redlands, California-based lawyer, serving San Bernardino County and Riverside County in Southern California's Inland Empire. Michael Reiter is a lawyer practicing in the following fields of law: Municipal Law, Code Enforcement Law, Small Business Law and Real Estate Law. Michael Reiter practices in all the local courts, including San Bernardino Superior Court, Riverside Superior Court, and the United States District Court for the Central District of California. Michael Reiter was admitted to the California State Bar in 1998. Michael Reiter was Assistant City Attorney for the City of Redlands, a Deputy City Attorney for the City of San Bernardino, and Staff Attorney for Legal Aid Society of San Bernardino. Michael Reiter serves all of San Bernardino and Riverside County, Orange County, and Los Angeles County. Michael Reiter can be reached at (909) 296-6708, or by electronic mail at michael@michaelreiterlaw.com. 300 E. State St. #517 Redlands CA 92373-5235

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