Hrant Jamgochian Holds Kickoff Campaign Fundraiser with US Rep Frank Pallone; Unveils Formidable Fundraising

For Immediate Release
June 19, 2013
Contact: Rachel Gumpert
rachel@gojamgo.org

Hrant Jamgochian Holds Kickoff Campaign Fundraiser with US Rep Frank Pallone
Announces Fundraising Haul of Over $20,000 from 150 Donors Raised in Under 5 Weeks

Bethesda, MD – On Monday night Hrant Jamgochian held his first fundraiser in his campaign for Maryland District 16 Delegate, announcing that he significantly surpassed his goal of raising $20,000 in under five weeks, with contributions from 150 unique donors. US Congressman and Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee Frank Pallone spoke at the event in support of Jamgochian’s candidacy.

“Hrant and I have been working together for more than a decade, through his professional leadership in healthcare advocacy,” said Congressman Pallone. Referring to Jamgochian as a friend, he continued, “I can tell you that Hrant has got it right when it comes to good Democratic values and a true commitment to improving access, affordability and quality of care for all Maryland residents”.

At the event Jamgochian revealed that his aggressive fundraising success would be key in implementing his strategy for communicating his priorities and values to voters – values, he argued, most residents of the district share. “We believe in protecting the most vulnerable members of society, in fostering an affordable and accessible educational system,” Jamgochian said. “We believe in an economy where people pay their fair share and we are able to find good jobs in the fields we have spent years preparing for.”

Jamgochian’s early fundraising success is notable in District 16 because of the short period of time it was raised in – a year in advance of the primary election – and the diverse and large number of donors who have quickly coalesced around his campaign. While many candidates in this district ran on primarily self-funded campaigns in 2010, Jamgochian’s grassroots support and fundraising power are a show of his greater viability.

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