Brownley raises over $549,102 in just over 12 weeks
OAK PARK, CA (May 25, 2012) – Democratic candidate for California’s 26h Congressional district, California Assemblymember and Assembly Education Chair, Julia Brownley, released her pre-primary fundraising total today. Brownley will show $268,040 in contributions from over 1,400 individuals, with an average individual contribution of $187. With over 2,000 individual contributors to her Congressional campaign, Brownley has increased her number of individual contributors by 330% in the six weeks since her first quarterly report, and in just over 12 weeks since announcing her fun for Congress. Brownley will show $217,321 cash on hand prior to the June 5 primary, with a total of $549,102 raised this cycle.
“I am so pleased to have received such an outpouring of grassroots support from so many individuals who want to see a change in Congress,” said Brownley. “Clearly the people of Ventura County believe it’s time for a representative who will fight for their shared values, including protecting the right of women to make their own health decisions, protecting Medicare and Social Security, making education a national priority once again, and protecting the middle class over the interests of corporations and the super wealthy.”
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 5% 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” 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.