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Former Shasta County Resident Contributes 100K To Jones’ Supervisor Campaign

There are a lot of questions about local politics as former Shasta County vintner Reverge Anselmo has contributed a lopsided contribution of $100,000 to District 4 Shasta County Supervisor Candidate Patrick Jones. The gun store owner served two terms on the Redding City Council, but has lost subsequent campaigns. Jones ran for the State Assembly last year and lost to Meghan Dahle. Anselmo, who moved out of state 6 years ago, contributed $15,000 to Patrick Jones when he ran for District 3 Supervisor in 2012. Anselmo spread his money around to influence several local campaigns that year, even giving money to competing candidates running for the same office. He was fined by the Fair Political Practices Commission for failing to report those contributions on time. He gave Jones $15,000 for his District 4 primary race earlier this year. Jones had a big showing in the primary, far exceeding incumbent Steve Morgan but failing to gain a majority, thereby forcing a runoff. Anselmo moved away in frustration after battling the county over his refusal to obtain permits for his commercial buildings on Inwood Road in the Shingletown area. There are no laws in place limiting the amounts of campaign contributions for local races in Shasta County.