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Larson GoFundMe effort includes $100 anonymous donation
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Lei Ann Larson is doing a first for Manteca mayoral candidates

She’s running a GoFundMe account to bankroll her campaign.

Larson — who is running against incumbent Ben Cantu and Councilman Gary Singh on Nov. 8 — has set a goal of $50,000.

As of Thursday, her account, had $820 in donations.

However, under California law that is enforced by the Fair Political Practices Commission, she might have to send $100 of it to the Secretary of state for deposit in the state general fund allowing Gov. Gavin Newsom and the California legislature to spend as they please.

That’s because California law prohibits anonymous donations of $100 or more.

Law dictates if a committee that each candidate must set up if they are going to raise a significant amount of money receives a contribution of $100 or more from an unknown source it must be sent to the Secretary of State.



Morowit fundraiser

is set for Aug. 10


Toni Raymus and Bill Filios are hosting a fundraiser for Mike Morowit who is seeking the District 1 council seat in the Nov. 8 elections.

It takes place Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the the home of Toni Raymus and Andrew Sephos.

Tickets are $100 per person.

Those interested in attending can RSVP to or call Bill at (209) 481-4148 or Toni at (209) 824-3080.

District 1 is where Councilman Jose Nuño resides

Nuno is not seeking re-election.

The district includes everything north of Louise Avenue except for areas east of the age-restricted Trumark Homes’ The Collective that at build out will have 400 plus homes. That means the bulk of Manteca’s age-restricted housing is in District 1 as it included the 1,406-home Del Webb neighborhood.

Morowit previously served four years on the City Council when election for council seats were citywide.

This is the first year for district elections.


Singh fundraiser

draws 300 plus

Councilman Gary Sing kicked off his campaign for mayor with a fundraiser last week at The Veranda event center in downtown.

There were more than 300 people in attendance.

Singh said he chose The Veranda to showcase investments the private sector has been making in downtown Manteca in recent years.


To contact Dennis Wyatt, email