More than 300 Donors Fuel Pro-Jobs Democrat’s Fundraising MarkSAN DIEGO – (Monday, January 8, 2013) – The campaign to elect pro-jobs Democrat Lorena Gonzalez to California’s 80th Assembly District topped $125,000 by the New Years Eve fundraising deadline, garnering early financial support from 311 contributors in the first 26 days since Lorena announced her intention to run.
When campaign finance disclosures are filed later this month, Lorena’s campaign will show her campaign raising $126,276.97 from a variety of sources – students, teachers, small business owners, conservationists, firefighters, construction workers, local San Diego companies, as well as Democratic and Republican elected officials.
“I’m counting on the grassroots support of the people who want San Diego County to be a better place to live and work to help put me over the top. So far they’ve exceeded anything I could have ever expected. I’m very grateful for their confidence in my leadership,” said Lorena, the Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, AFL-CIO.
The donations wrap up a fast-paced month for Lorena, who announced on Dec. 5 her intention to run for the 80th Assembly District upon Assemblyman Ben Hueso’s departure. At the time of her announcement, the campaign received endorsements from a bipartisan collection of elected officials and community leaders, including San Diego Mayor Bob Filner, U.S. Congressman Juan Vargas, Assemblyman Ben Hueso and others.
Of the 311 contributions made to Lorena’s campaign through the Dec. 31, 2012 fundraising deadline, 282 were made by individuals.
A full listing of donors will be provided when the campaign files its Form 460 with the Secretary of State later this month.
Learn more about Lorena’s campaign at www.VoteLorena.com or by e-mail VoteLorena@gmail.com.