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Joe Leventhal Reports Over $200k Raised in 3.5 Months

Leventhal continues strong fundraising performance, raising $205k since he launched his campaign in mid-September

(San Diego, CA) – Local business owner, attorney, and former Ethics Commissioner, Joe Leventhal, today announced that he will report almost $205,000 raised in the first three and a half months on his end of year finance report.

This latest strong fundraising report continues a record of financial strength from the Leventhal campaign. Leventhal previously announced that he set a record for 36-hour initial fundraising by any city council candidate.

“I’m very grateful for the community support that has allowed me to achieve this important milestone. I’m especially proud that 87% of the contributions given to my campaign came from members of our local San Diego community. I look forward to spreading my message of bold leadership throughout District 5,” said Leventhal.

Joe has already been endorsed by San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer, San Diego District 5 City Councilman Mark Kersey, retired San Diego Police Chief Shelley Zimmerman, homeless advocate Father Joe Carroll, San Diego County Board of Education Vice President Mark Powell, San Diego County Supervisor Jim Desmond, San Diego County Supervisor Dianne Jacob, San Diego City Councilmen Scott Sherman and Chris Cate, the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of San Diego, among others.

Once elected to the San Diego City Council, Joe will prioritize solutions to reduce homelessness, enhance public safety, and expand road repairs. Joe believes that bold, collaborative leadership, as he’s demonstrated throughout his life, is the best way to approach San Diego’s persistent challenges.

The 5th District includes the communities of Black Mountain Ranch, Carmel Mountain Ranch, Miramar Ranch North, Rancho Bernardo, Rancho Encantada, Rancho Peñasquitos, Sabre Springs, San Pasqual, Scripps Miramar Ranch and Torrey Highlands. The District’s registration is nearly evenly split between Republicans, Independents, and Democrats.

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