Even though Mayor Ed Lee's reelection bid is virtually unopposed, his campaign has been gathering cash hand over fist. One area from which he's getting big bucks is the tech sector (surprise!), just as he did during his initial run in 2011. Want to take a look at the numbers? Of course you do!
- 650: The number of business leaders that have contributed to Lee's campaign thus far
- $280,000: The amount of money those leaders have given to the once and future mayor
- 53%: The percent of those business leaders who actually live in SF
- 90: The number of tech company heads who have donated to Lee's campaign, "including the CEOs of Yelp, Dropbox, Twitter, Weebly, Pinterest, Eventbrite and Workday, and the president of Y Combinator"
- $100-500: The amount each have contributed (the cap on individual personal donations is $500)
- $11,700: The amount of money staffers at Salesforce.com have "pitched in"
- $5,100: The amount of money staffers at Pinterest gave to Lee
- $3,500: The amount of money SV Angel, the investment firm founded by Ron Conway, gave to Lee
- $151,000: The amount of money Conway gave Lee, through an independent expenditure committee, during Lee's run for mayor in 2011
- $100,000: The amount of money Napster-cofounder Sean Parker gave Lee, through an independent expenditure committee, during Lee's run for mayor in 2011
- Unknown: The amount of independent expenditure committee Lee will get this year, "possibly because Lee is running virtually uncontested and doesn’t need as much financial support"
All facts and figures: Lee’s re-election bid draws big bucks from tech leaders, August 13, 2015, SF Chronicle