In the News | Oaklandside looks at who’s spent the most on the Pamela Price recall campaign

(Juliana Yamada/KQED)

Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price speaks at a public safety town hall at Genesis Worship Center in Oakland, Calif., on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023.

The campaign to recall Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price started in earnest six months ago. On Friday, Oaklandside published the names of the recall effort’s biggest backers, and many Piedmonters are on the list.

According to the reporting, more than $2.2 million has been raised so far. There are two committees raising money: “Save Alameda For Everyone (SAFE): Recall DA Price” and “Supporters of Recall of Pamela Price.”

Oaklandside reports that while SAFE is the official committee leading the recall, the majority of money raised and spent has come through the “Supporters” group, which was created in September and first disclosed its contributors this week.

Recall proponents have received contributions from some notable sources, including former Alameda County District Attorneys Nancy O’Malley and Thomas Orloff, who each contributed $5,000 to the campaign. Hundreds of other individuals have contributed to the recall effort. Most of the money is from a handful of wealthy individuals and big companies, many of them connected to the real estate industry.

Recall campaign against District Attorney Pamela Price has spent $2.2M: Financiers and real estate interests with stakes in Oakland properties are the biggest backers of an effort to remove Alameda County’s DA, Oaklandside, Feb. 2, 2024

You can read the full report HERE.

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