Grassroots support powers the Hernandez campaign
NORFOLK, VA – Today, the Phil for Virginia campaign released its first quarter fundraising total, with $48,079 raised from nearly 230 individual donors. Phil Hernandez, a Hampton Roads native and Democrat who announced his candidacy for the 100th House of Delegates district in February, had only eight weeks to raise before the quarterly deadline. Phil’s Q1 result, which amounts to more than double the sum his opponent raised throughout the entirety of last year, demonstrates the powerful grassroots nature of Phil’s campaign to represent the 100th district.“From the start, we’ve been committed to running an inclusive campaign that’s powered by the people,” said Phil Hernandez, candidate for Virginia’s 100th House of Delegates District. “Everyone in this district—from Norfolk to the Eastern Shore—deserves to be heard and help shape the future of our community. Too often, the legislation that comes out of Richmond is out of step with our values here in Coastal Virginia. We can—and must—do better when it comes to funding public education, advocating for coastal resilience to protect our livelihoods and homes, and building an economy that works for working class families, not just people at the top. I want to thank everyone who’s already donated their time, talents, and resources to help make that vision a reality.”
More background :
- This quarter, Phil’s opponent raised less than $2,000 from only 5 donors. In the 2016-2017 cycle, Phil’s opponent raised just $77,469 to defend his seat, the bulk of which came from partisan and corporate PACs.
- The 100th district includes the entirety of Virginia’s Eastern Shore and several neighborhoods in the City of Norfolk. The district has trended blue in recent years, choosing the Democratic candidate in the each of the most recent Congressional, Senatorial (federal and state), Presidential, and Gubernatorial elections.
Phil Hernandez is running for House of Delegates in Virginia’s 100th district. Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Phil attended public schools, and received a Gates Millennium Scholarship, which made it possible for him to attend William & Mary and become the first in his family to graduate from college. Phil served as a Senior Policy Analyst in President Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council, and, while in law school, helped to pass legislation aimed at preventing homelessness. More recently, Phil worked as an attorney with a nonprofit organization and advocated for civil rights and the rights of working people.
To learn more about Phil and his campaign for the 100th district, please visithttp://www.philforvirginia.com