San Jose Councilmember Pierluigi Oliverio says he didn’t raise campaign money at the end of December out of respect for the holidays. At this point, he’ll also be able to solemnly respect Easter, Passover and Cinco de Mayo. Campaign disclosure forms go public later this week, but Oliverio proudly leaked that he raised the maximum amount of money allowed for the District 6 primary—$121,000—in just the last two and a half months. In addition to tapping contacts he made while working in the high-tech industry, Oliverio says the financial support he’s received mainly comes from his push for pension reform along with Mayor Chuck Reed and others on the council. That clearly got him the endorsement from the San Jose/Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce, which challenger Steve Kline says refused to even grant him an interview. Kline has his own base, though, earning endorsements from the South Bay Labor Council, firefighters and police, and the gay community. But Kline, a private-practice attorney, reports his fundraising total is only a fraction of Oliverio’s. He estimates he’s raised just under $26,000 total, including two loans he made to himself for $15,500. Oliverio’s ability to reach the fundraising ceiling in such a short amount of time is even more impressive considering he is doing it all by himself, without consultants or aides. His current District 6 chief of staff, Denelle Fedor, has her own race in District 10, and while the two traded endorsements for each other, Oliverio says that’s all the help they plan on giving each other.