Quick Read: Chevron Spends Big on Richmond City Council Election

Chevron Corp. has put $1.2 million into a campaign committee backing three candidates for City Council. A California Form 460 submitted to the City Clerk on Friday shows the energy giant’s contribution to a committee called “Moving Forward.” The committee is described in the form as a “coalition of labor unions, small business, public safety and firefighters associations,” but all of the $1.2 million donated to the committee this year has come from Chevron, which operates a major refinery in the city. The committee reports that it has just over $1 million in cash on hand, suggesting that much of the spending is still to come between now and the Nov. 6 election.

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