WASHINGTON – First-time Democratic candidate Elissa Silverman filed a campaign finance report last night that reported raising $61,700 total, with $47,100 cash-on-hand. Silverman reported 214 additional contributions for the filing period from February 1 to March 10.
“My campaign has attracted the investment of a diverse group of District residents who want ethical and accountable leadership at the John A. Wilson Building,” said Silverman. “And we have raised this significant amount by sticking true to the grassroots campaign finance reform known as Initiative 70 and not taking corporate contributions.”
Silverman said that many contributors are also volunteers for her campaign; more than 200 volunteers have signed up for door-knocking, phone banking of voters, and other forms of voter outreach. "Together with my contributors and volunteers, we will bring a new spirit of ethics to D.C. government, which residents and business owners across the city tell me is sorely needed," Silverman said. "I am ready to serve all residents of the District in holding our government accountable and improving upon the services that impact our lives every day."