Robert Ming Outraises All Other Fifth District Candidates Combined


ORANGE COUNTY, CA -  Year-end campaign finance reports released on Friday show that Robert Ming raised more than both of his opponents combined, clearly identifying his position as the frontrunner in the race for Orange County Supervisor for the 5th District.  Ming raised nearly $100,000 from 238 donors, leading his opponents in every possible analysis of campaign finance, including amount raised, number of donors, and most cash on hand.

"I am deeply honored and humbled by the outpouring of support from throughout the Fifth District," Ming said. "I have been thrilled with the number of grassroots volunteers and donors who are supporting my campaign."   


According to the finance reports, Ming raised $98,457 while Lisa Bartlett raised $53,162 and Frank Ury rased $38,746, counting all monetary and in-kind contributions.  Ming had 238 donors, far more than the combined number of donors reported by Bartlett at 98 and Ury at 58. He closed the filing period with $103,744 cash on hand, more than any other candidate.     


Ming has also dominated the endorsements for 5th District Supervisor, receiving support from countless respected local leaders and organizations, including Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, Shawn Nelson, Senate Republican Leader Bob Huff, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC, the Orange County Lincoln Club, Atlas PAC, and far more south county community and business leaders than any other candidate.

Robert Ming was born and raised in Orange County. He and his wife Susie have been married for 21 years and have four children. Professionally, Ming is Senior Vice President and Associate General Counsel at Jefferies, an international brokerage firm. Robert is a two-time Mayor of Laguna Niguel, was the Founding President of the Association of California Cities, and has served on numerous non-profit and charitable boards.


Robert Ming is running for Orange County Supervisor in the 5th District, currently represented by Supervisor Pat Bates, who is leaving due to term limits.  Orange County's 5th District includes the cities of Aliso Viejo, Dana Point, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, as well as the community of Shady Canyon in Irvine and the unincorporated communities of Coto de Caza, Ladera Ranch, Las Flores, and Wagon Wheel.

Dan Avery February 06, 2014 at 10:39 AM
so raising money is the bar to which we aspire for our politicians? He who raises the most is the one who is qualified to hold office? Have they really dumbed us down to THAT level?
Shripathi Kamath February 06, 2014 at 03:48 PM
He who raises the most money is a special interests* guy, unless he is your candidate. Then he is just a popular guy that many donors want to contribute towards in what is known as a astrotu, ahem, grassroots movement. That said, I'm appalled at how cheap it is to buy an election these days. Heck, just a billion bought the presidency the last time. ___________________________________________________ * special interests = people who want different things than me.


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