Former Anaheim Councilwoman Lorri Galloway reported raising more than $117,000 for her mayoral campaign.
According to her Form 460 campaign disclosure report covering January through December 2017, Galloway raised $17,447 in contributions while loaning her campaign another $100,000. All told, her campaign cash-on-hand is $116,746.26.
Galloway is holding a Superbowl party campaign fundraiser on February 4:
Galloway, a Democrat, announced her candidacy for mayor on October 11, 2017. She was previously elected to two terms on the Anaheim City Council, serving from 2004 to 2012. During her tenure, she was an advocate for affordable housing policies such as inclusionary housing, but was also considered a pragmatist who could work with various parties to arrive at a compromise.
She and Mayor Tait voted against the original GardenWalk hotel deal in 2012 and the subsequent effort to require voter approval for using Transient Occupancy Tax rebates to attract 4-Diamond hotel construction in the Anaheim Resort. These events precipitated the Great Schism in Anaheim politics that continues today.
Galloway challenged Tait for re-election in 2014, finishing in second with 20.4% of the vote:
Galloway finished first during her maiden council run in 2004 with 18.8%, and was re-elected in 2006 with 22.6%.
The other announced candidates are former Anaheim Councilman Harry Sidhu; OC Fair Board member Ashleigh Aitken; John Machiaverna, the executive director of the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim.