First-time candidate Lauren Kuby outraises incumbents

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First-time candidate Lauren Kuby outraises incumbents

 

May 19, 2014 (TEMPE, Ariz)  Long-time community leader Lauren Kuby leads a crowded field in her first financial report alongside six other candidates running for Tempe City Council. Kuby raised $40,437 in contributions from over 275 individual donors—more than twice that of any other candidate in the race. Commenting on the notably large number of people who have donated to her campaign, Kuby stated, “It’s humbling to have so much support this early in our campaign—it tells us that our message is resounding with everyday Tempeans. We can grow our city in a sustainable way while maintaining the historic look and feel that makes Tempe such a unique place to live.”

 

Chair of Kuby’s campaign, four-term Mayor and former Congressman Harry Mitchell said he is “impressed with Lauren’s momentum in this election, especially over a field of well-known candidates with prior campaign experience. She demonstrated a wide-range of community support when she turned in over 2500 petition signatures on the first day candidates were eligible to file, and at the same time she’s built the fundraising base needed to get her message out to all Tempeans.” Kuby manages community engagement for ASU’s Global Institute of Sustainability and has been a longtime champion for human services, the environment, and local businesses.

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