PAC backing Chico conservatives banking big bucks Police union, businessman help bring total funds to $43,000

by Dave Waddell

Chico’s police union and a longtime businessman have supplied big bucks to bolster a political action committee (PAC) trying to keep conservatives in control of Chico city government.

A $5,000 donation from the Chico Police Officers’ Association, as well as Tom Dauterman’s unusually large $10,000 contribution, were booked in recent days by the PAC, called Chico Citizens for Accountable Government (CCAG).

CCAG reported raising $22,000 during the first half of October, more than doubling its 2018 fund-raising to a total of $43,000 through Oct. 16. CCAG is working to elect incumbent Andrew Coolidge and newcomers Kasey Reynolds and Matt Gallaway to the Chico City Council. Even before the October infusion of fresh money, the three conservatives and CCAG together had raised more than $200,000. read more