Shatters First-Time Candidate Fundraising Record
San Diego, CA – January 2014 – San Diego City Council District 2 candidate Sarah Boot announced today that her campaign fundraising has surpassed the $110,000 mark. This represents just a little over 4 months of activity on behalf of the Sarah Boot for City Council campaign and is the most ever raised during this period by a first-time candidate in a San Diego City Council race. Boot is running against City Councilmember Lorie Zapf in the newly drawn 2nd Council District.
Campaign finance reports to be released at the end of January will show Boot having raised over $110,000 from 527 individual donors. These impressive totals are indicative of the broad base of support that Boot enjoys. "I'm proud that much of the support for my campaign has come from people who live in District 2 and who can vote for me in June,” she said.
“We’re raising money from throughout the district and across San Diego in small contributions. Lorie Zapf is raising money from special interests with business before the city. She is out of touch with the values of the hard working families of District 2. I believe it is time to send career politicians the message that we want our elected officials to represent us, not their wealthy special interest contributors.”
She went on to say, “My donors share my message of reform and changing the way San Diego does business. I am tired of seeing our city government dominated by a handful of downtown insiders. Like me, my donors feel the city is on the wrong track and want to see attention paid to our neighborhoods that have been neglected for far too long.”
Sarah Boot has been a federal prosecutor, community advocate, and public servant. Her professional life has been distinguished by her commitment to making her community a better place to live, work, and raise a family. Prior to serving San Diego as a prosecutor, she worked in a private law practice representing local technology and internet companies, as well as non-profit entities and foundations. As a prosecutor and women’s rights advocate, she has a clear sense of right and wrong and believes this sensibility is needed as we work to restore the damaged reputation of City Hall.
Boot will fight against “business as usual” on the City Council and will make San Diego’s forgotten neighborhoods a priority. She will be a fierce advocate for public safety - protecting our communities with more police on our streets and resources for our firefighters. She will also ensure that we guard the natural beauty of our city’s beaches, bays and parks.