Yesterday, the first campaign finance reports of this short election cycle were released, and I’m excited to announce that we have an early lead in fundraising! In just four weeks, nearly 300 donors have given anywhere from $5 to $500 to our effort to restore trust in county government. I want to thank each and every one of you for your support.

But I’ll admit there’s one contribution that means a little more to me than all the rest…

Last month, my mother Blanca and I visited the bank with a $50 U.S. savings bond issued in 1973 to “Miss Teri Alvarado” from my grandfather, Alfirio Sanchez, who lived on North 9th Street. The bond was valued at $260.40, and we made it one of the first deposits in our campaign account. I wouldn’t be here without the support of my family, and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor their tradition of service to this community than to have three generations play a role in this campaign.

Please consider joining our growing list of supporters by making a contribution today.

Of course, money alone will not win this election. We also need people power. Please join us this weekend to walk a precinct or call voters in District 2. You can click here to download a flier with all the details about how to sign up, or just send an email to

Finally, I want to thank the District 2 residents who attended candidate forums this week at Tully Community Library and Dr. Roberto Cruz Alum Rock Library. I enjoyed meeting you and hearing your concerns. If you couldn’t make it, the Alum Rock forum will be broadcast on KLIV 1590 AM on Monday, April 29th, at 7 p.m.

Teresa sig