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Torres Leads Molina in Fund Raising : Politics: Labor contributes 25% of state senator's 1st District campaign donations. Women's groups back his opponent.


Torres received $2,000 from the law firm of Parker, Milliken, Clark, O'Hara & Samuelian, the company that is defending the Board of Supervisors against a Los Angeles city lawsuit accusing the county of failing to provide help to the homeless. Molina received $3,250.

Several companies with business before the supervisors gave $1,000 to Torres. They include: Newhall Land & Farming Co.; Don Bailey, president of Comarco, a firm hired to run county airports; Marina Plaza Ventures, a partnership headed by Saudi investors seeking to build a hotel on county land in Marina del Rey, and the Holden Group, which administers a multimillion-dollar deferred compensation program for county employees.

The union's successful court fight against a voter-approved $1,000 contribution limit has opened the floodgates in this race, but Molina and Torres have pledged to push for new county contribution limits if elected.

The candidates are not likely to break the record $2.8 million spent by Supervisor Mike Antonovich to beat back a challenge from ex-Supervisor Baxter Ward in 1988, said Robert Stern, co-director of California Commission on Campaign Financing.

But with Molina and Torres continuing to raise funds, they could reach the $2-million mark.


The top contributors to 1st Supervisorial District candidates Gloria Molina and Art Torres: Los Angeles City Councilwoman Gloria Molina

Stanley Hirsh, owner, Mercantile Center: $15,000

Peg Yorkin, Peg Yorkin Productions: $10,000

Women's Political Committee: $10,000

Committee to Reelect Esteban Torres to Congress: $10,000

Lucille Roybal-Allard for Assembly: $8,645

Rep. Ed Roybal Campaign Committee: $7,000

PC Crown Hill: $6,000

Engineers & Architects Assn., city labor union: $7,000

Richard Riordan, downtown attorney: $5,000

Women For: $5,000

Law offices of Manuel Hidalgo: $5,000

Joan Palevsky: $5,000

State Sen. Art Torres

Los Angeles County Firefighters Local 1014: $35,000

Service Employees International Union, Local 660: $32,828

Safi U. Qureshey (: $25,000 loan and : $1,000 contribution): $26,000

Roos for Assembly (loan): $25,000

Friends of Larry Gonzales (loan): $20,000

Richard Riordan, downtown attorney: $20,000

Los Angeles County District Council of Carpenters PAC: $15,500

Friends of Assemblyman Richard Polanco (loan): $15,000

Leticia Quezada for School Board (loan): $15,000

California State Council of Service Employees PAC: $15,000

Gertrude R. Marshall of Arcadia: $15,000

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