Three weeks after declaring his candidacy, a manager with the Saban Family Foundation became the first to hit a fundraising benchmark in the crowded field running for the Los Angeles City Council’s Thirteenth District.
Alex De Ocampo has raised $50,000 as of today. City council candidates are required to notify the Ethics Commission when they collect that much in donations.
De Ocampo declared his candidacy May 29. He is one of a dozen candidates hoping to succeed Councilman Eric Garcetti, who is running for mayor. CD 13 includes Echo Park, Silver Lake and Hollywood.
De Ocampo is a member of the Greater Griffith Park Neighborhood Council. He serves on the boards of the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment and Grand Performances. De Ocampo was a two-term state president of the California Young Democrats.
June 30 is the next fundraising deadline for all candidates running in the March 2013 primary. Campaign finance reports will be posted at the end of July.