Brownley tops 7,000 individual donors for cycle, with 82% of those contributions under $100
CAMARILLO, CA (October 10, 2012) – The Julia Brownley for Congress campaign has released its third quarter fundraising totals, raising over $740,000 through September 30. That figure brings the total amount raised by Brownley to over $1.6M for the 2012 cycle, which includes donations from over 7,000 individual donors, with 82% of individual contributions averaging less than $100.
“To have the support of so many individuals from Ventura County and the region shows how my message of expanding the middle class, protecting Social Security and Medicare benefits and making sure we invest in education so our children are prepared for the jobs of the future is resonating,” said Julia Brownley. “If elected to Congress I will work with President Obama to continue to move our county and our country forward.”
With the retirement of Republican Congressman Elton Gallegly, California’s newly drawn 26th Congressional district officially becomes an open seat that favors Democrats. Julia Brownley has earned a spot on the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s (DCCC) highly competitive Red-to-Blue program. Her district has a 6% Democratic registration advantage over Republicans and is one that President Obama won by 16% in 2008. The Cook and Rothenberg Political Reports rate the district as a “Toss Up,” making it one of the top pick up opportunities for Democrats in 2012.
Brownley was elected to the California Assembly in 2006, representing portions of Ventura County, and served as Chair of the Education Committee for the past four years. 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, and resides in Oak Park, California.