Washington, D.C. – Randy Downs qualified for the DC Fair Elections Program in just 11 hours since announcing his candidacy to represent Ward 2 on the DC Council. He qualified for the program faster than any other candidate at the citywide or ward level, ever.
“It’s clear that Ward 2 and District residents are excited and energized about my campaign to bring ethical, bold leadership to the Council,” said Randy. “I’m honored that people are investing in this campaign to address long-standing inequities in the city and make Ward 2 accessible for everyone.”
To qualify for the DC Fair Elections Program, ward candidates must earn donations from 150 individual District residents and earn at least $5,000 from DC donors. In an impressive first day on the campaign trail, Randy for Ward 2 hit the 150 DC donor mark at 8 pm with $6,515. At the time of this release, the campaign raised $8,600 from 200 donors. District residents made up 160 of the individual donors.
“This campaign is for the people. We are not raising money from corporations and we’re only taking donations up to $50,” said Randy. “This achievement is truly unprecedented, not just in terms of fundraising efforts, but in the amount of interest from long-time and new residents.”
Randy moved to the District in 2011 to work for the Sierra Club. He has spent his career advocating for policies to protect the environment by building nationwide grassroots networks. He is a known LGBTQ community leader and a 4-year ANC Commissioner in Dupont Circle.
Randy for Ward 2 Campaign
For immediate release: July 22, 2020