D.C. Mayor Gray Raises $670,000 for Inauguration, Transition

January 14, 2011  |  

(Washington Post) — Mayor Vincent C. Gray has raised nearly $670,000 to pay for his inauguration, inaugural ball and transition, but he is still about $150,000 short, according to transition officials and documents.  Gray’s transition team has reported spending more than $800,000 on inaugural events and the months-long transition, including the cost of temporary employees and air travel for people seeking positions in the new administration. The administration did not provide an itemized list of expenditures but made available the names of confirmed donors, including regional companies and organizations and individuals contributing from $5 to $25,000.

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