Union gave Derry's campaign $400,000 Posted on 9/8/2008 at 16:05:38 by BBVM
Lauren McSherry, Staff Writer
Article Launched: 09/08/2008 12:03:15 AM PDT
Political action committees are formed to raise and spend money on political issues.
They often are created to advance a political agenda or further the interests of particular businesses or industries.
The PAC in this week's spotlight is the San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association.
Why it's newsworthy:
San Bernardino County Safety Employees Benefit Association is a union that represents San Bernardino County deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators, according to its Web site. This year, the union donated $400,000 to incoming 3rd District Supervisor Neil Derry's election campaign.
Some of the contributions made in 2008:
$4,891.67 to Bill Emmerson for State Assembly 2008