LG4S Press Release:
Libby Garvey Out-Raises Primary Opponents in the 2nd Quarter
Garvey reports cash-on-hand advantage with 38 days left in 30th Senate District primary…
July 16, 2011, Alexandria, VA – Campaign finance reports made public on July 15th confirm that Libby Garvey raised more money in the 2nd Quarter than either of her opponents in the 30th Senate District nomination contest. Garvey reported a total of $114,350 from 649 individual contributions. Notably, 351 of those donations came from small contributions under $100. She also reported the highest cash-on-hand total: $88,815. Garvey’s biggest donors were $10,000 from retiring Senator Patsy Ticer, who has officially endorsed Garvey as her successor, and $5,000 from Bob Hemphill, CEO of the Arlington-based AES Solar Energy, Ltd., a company dedicated to developing utility-scale solar power plants connected to the electric power grid.
“Today’s report shows that we are building a truly grassroots campaign,” Libby Garvey said. “We definitely have the momentum heading into the final weeks of this campaign.”
“Libby Garvey’s 2nd Quarter finance report proves Libby is a force to be reckoned with in this primary contest,” said Max Glass, Garvey’s campaign manager. “The fact that Libby Garvey has been able to out-raise her opponents without having to accept the kind of lobbyist money that normally fuels our elections is a great thing for Virginia. Libby offers a fresh perspective on how to get things done in Richmond, and this report shows that people are responding to that.”
Libby Garvey currently serves as a member of the Arlington County School Board, having just completed her 5th term as Chair. She has spent her life helping others, first as a waitress helping her mom make ends meet and later as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. Today, as a cancer survivor, grandmother, and widow, she’s still at it. As a member of the school board, Garvey helped successfully establish full-day Kindergarten, instituted nondiscrimination employment policies to protect the rights of gays and lesbians, and led a school-renovation program that has been on-time and on-budget. In the Senate, Garvey will stand up, speak out and fight back.
Garvey announced her intention to seek the Democratic nomination for the Virginia Senate’s 30th District following the announcement of Senator Patsy Ticer’s retirement. Garvey has been endorsed by Senator Patsy Ticer, Fairfax County Supervisor Gerry Hyland, the Women’s Campaign Forum, and many others.
Contact: Max Glass
Libby Garvey for Senate