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Campaign finance reports are in, and they tell a very interesting story!
Our campaign received 235 distinct donations in the second half of 2021, nearly three times more than both of the Republicans, combined, who are running for the same office. Those donations came from 124 unique donors, which means our campaign has earned several repeat contributors. Perhaps most exciting? Our campaign attracted nearly 100 first-time donors over the past six months! And I happen to know that several first-time donors are Republicans who made their first ever contribution to a Democratic candidate.
When you dig into the data, another theme emerges. Almost half of Bill Gravell’s donors are companies who do business with Williamson County or are big donors who live outside of the county, with addresses from Miami to Kansas City to Arizona. The donors who support our campaign are actual people–not corporations–and 95% of our donors live right here in Williamson County.
I knew it would be challenging to outraise an incumbent in this race, so I’m not surprised that a handful of big corporate donors has pushed my opponent ahead in the money race. But there are two things of which I am 100% confident:
- I have a better plan than my opponent to use the campaign resources we are raising.
- I have an edge among the real people who do the living, breathing, and working in Williamson County.
The quote at the top is from a new donor just this month:
“Impressed with his ideas, seriousness and compassion, I just gave to the Blane Conklin for County Judge Campaign!”
I hope you will take inspiration from her words and from this report to do one of the following:
- Become a first-time donor to our campaign to restore integrity to the Williamson County Judge’s office.
- Become a recurring donor over the next 10 months. Even $5 a month over that time will make a huge difference.
- Think about a brief testimonial that you could provide for our campaign. Just a few words–written out or on video–about why you are motivated and inspired to see new leadership in Williamson County, would be much appreciated.
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