Just seven weeks after announcing her run for Congress, Brownley announces significant fundraising quarter and cash on hand
OAK PARK, CA (April 5, 2012) – Democratic candidate for California’s 26h Congressional district, California Assemblymember and Assembly Education Chair, Julia Brownley, released her first quarter fundraising total today. Brownley will show over $280,000 in contributions, 97% of which came from over 600 individuals, and will have over $250,000 cash on hand leading into the June 5, 2012 primary.
“I believe this strong show of support from every corner of Ventura County sends a message that our community wants a Representative in Congress who shares their values and can be an effective leader for them on day one,” said Brownley. “I’m committed to bringing good paying jobs to Ventura County and making education a national priority once again.”
With the retirement of Republican Congressman Elton Gallegly, California’s newly drawn 26th Congressional district officially becomes an open seat that favors Democrats. The 26th Congressional District has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) highly competitive Red-to-Blue program. The district has a 6% Democratic registration advantage and is one that President Obama won by 16% in 2008. The Cook Political Report rates the district as a “Democratic Toss Up” and the Rothenberg Report rates it as “Democrat Favored.” making it one of the top pick up opportunities for Democrats in 2012.
Brownley was elected to the Assembly in 2006, after being elected three times to serve as a Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District Board member. After graduating with a B.A. from George Washington University’s Mount Vernon College, and earning an M.B.A. from American University, Brownley worked in marketing in private industry. Brownley has two grown children, Hannah and Fred.