Lt. Gov. John Garamendi, a Democratic candidate for the 10th Congressional District, is pleased to report that when his campaign’s Federal Elections Commission filing is released tomorrow, it will show that Garamendi raised $300,000, with $250,000 cash-on-hand, from more than 350 donors in just one-and-a-half months of campaigning.
“We have a dedicated and growing team of volunteers committed to making sure that the people of the 10th Congressional District are represented by a proven, lifelong Democratic leader ready to face the tough challenges ahead,” said Garamendi, chair of the California Commission for Economic Development. “Our strong financial position reflects what my supporters have always known: I will never waver from the goals of creating quality sustainable jobs, demanding broad health care access, defending seniors, standing up for students, and fighting for working families.”
California’s 10th Congressional District includes portions of Contra Costa, Solano, Alameda and Sacramento counties. A special election will be held in late August or early September to replace former Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher, who was recently appointed to the State Department by President Barack Obama.
John Garamendi is currently the lieutenant governor of California, a University of California regent and a California State University trustee. He was previously an State Assembly member, senator, insurance commissioner, and deputy interior secretary under President Bill Clinton. Garamendi graduated from UC Berkeley with an undergraduate business degree and earned an MBA at Harvard University. He and his wife Patti also proudly served in the Peace Corps in Africa.
For more information, please visit www.garamendi.org.