Brownley’s raised over $923,000 since announcing her candidacy in late February
OAK PARK, CA (June 10, 2012) – Democratic candidate for California’s 26th Congressional district, California Assemblymember Julia Brownley (in her upcoming report combined with her pre-primary report released in May), will show that she’s raised an impressive $637,038 in the second quarter, with over $923,000 raised cycle-to-date. Despite having a competitive primary, Brownley will show over $320,000 cash on hand going into the third quarter.
Even more impressive, Brownley has received contributions from over 4,600 individual donors, a 700% increase since her first quarter report, with an average contribution by individuals of less than $100, showing tremendous fundraising strength going into the fall election.
“I am humbled by the outpouring of support I’ve received from individual donors from Ventura County and across the state. Clearly our message of creating jobs for the middle class, protecting Medicare and Social Security, asking the wealthy to pay their fair share and of ending subsidies to oil companies has resonated,” said Brownley. “While my opponent will have the continued support of Big Oil, Big Tobacco and right wing extremists like the Koch Brothers, the overwhelming support I’ve received from individuals makes it clear that the voters in the district want and deserve a representative who shares their values.”
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 and is one that President Obama won by 16% in 2008. The Cook Political Report rates the district as a “Toss Up,” making it one of the top pick up opportunities for Democrats in 2012.
Brownley currently serves as the Chair of the California Assembly Education Committee. She was elected to the Assembly in 2006, serving portions of Ventura County, and currently serves on every education committee in the Assembly. 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.