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99% of total contributions come from individuals – Nearly $736,000 Cash on hand
Today, Will Shafroth announced he has raised more than $280,000 in the second quarter of 2008, bringing his total raised to $1,300,000 with nearly $736,000 on hand. Seventy five percent of the contributions in the second quarter come from Coloradans. Shafroth has received donations from more than 1,500 individuals since the start of the campaign.
“This is our best quarter yet,” said Shafroth.
“We are continuing to exceed fundraising expectations but the story is how we’re doing it,” Shafroth said. “These donations come from everyday people who have made a real commitment to join this campaign and who dare to change Washington by changing the kinds of people we send to Congress.”
“I’ve been one of the top fundraisers in the country because my supporters know I can win and deliver on my commitment to results instead of more political games in Washington.”
“Last week I challenged my opponents to forgo additional personal and PAC contributions for the remainder of this campaign because I believe the current Washington system of funding campaigns is fundamentally broken. It’s important that the next Congress person from this district be beholden to no-one but the people. I again call on my opponents to forgo these non-individual contributions and join me in only accepting contributions from individuals for the remainder of this campaign.”
Will Shafroth launched his campaign for the open Second Congressional District seat fifteen months ago. During the past seven years, Shafroth has served Colorado by establishing the Colorado Conservation Trust, a statewide organization dedicated to preserving agricultural lands, wildlife habitat, river corridors and community open space. Previously, Shafroth served as the first executive director of Great Outdoors Colorado. During his tenure, GOCO awarded more than $250 million in grants to create parks and trails and conserve more than 250,000 acres of wildlife habitat and open space – including the Greenland Ranch in southern Douglas County where 12 miles of I-25 will forever be protected from the urban sprawl that could have connected Denver and Colorado Springs.
Born in Arapahoe County in 1957, Shafroth now lives in Boulder with his wife of 22 years, Erica, and their three children Ethan, 20, Anna, 17 and Lily, 15. Shafroth graduated from Cherry Creek High School, has a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara in Environmental Studies and Political Science and a MPA from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.