Raised more than $157,000; Nearly 85% of contributions $250 or less
(Austin, TX) – Campaigning to be Travis County’s first female County Judge, Sarah Eckhardt demonstrated wide support among Democrats with an impressive July 15 fundraising report.
Eckhardt received 659 contributions from 532 supporters during this latest fundraising period, bringing in $157,081. Nearly 85% of her contributions were $250 or less, showing grassroots support for her campaign.
Notably, Sarah Eckhardt raised nearly $90,000 after she stepped down from her position on the Travis County Commissioners Court on June 1. More than half of her fundraising total came in the last 30 days of the reporting period.
“We are deeply grateful to our supporters, who are clearly looking for experienced leadership in county government. They know I’ll be a strong voice for economic fairness, environmental protection, and opportunities for everyone to succeed,” Eckhardt said.
Donors include prominent individuals such as the recently departed longtime Democratic activist Anne McAfee, longtime Austin environmentalist and activist Shudde Fath, former Democratic State Senators Babe Schwartz, Gonzalo Barrientos, and Hector Uribe, former Austin City Council Member Jennifer Kim, Downtown Austin Alliance Executive Director Charlie Betts, Central Health Board Vice-Chair Brenda Coleman-Beattie, and Former Travis County Commissioners Valerie Bristol and Karen Huber.
Eckhardt Campaign spokesman Nick Hudson said: “We’re off to a great start. We have enthusiastic volunteers, enough resources to deliver our message, and, most importantly, the best candidate.”
With deep roots in Austin and the Texas Democratic tradition, Sarah Eckhardt has made life better for Travis County families during her 15 years of public service. In the County Attorney’s office, she secured protective orders for family violence victims and defended the community’s interests against polluters. In 2006, she prevailed in a hard-fought contest to serve as Travis County Commissioner for Precinct 2, a position she held for six years until she stepped down to campaign for Travis County Judge.
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