Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey released his fundraising totals for 2009 today. In a press release, Northey states that he raised $233,815 and ended the year with $261,627 cash on-hand. Northey’s impressive haul come from over 1600 donors in the current election cycle, which began in January 2007. To put his fundraising in perspective; it’s over twice as much former Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Patty Judge raised during her campaign for governor.
Last summer, many speculated that Northey might run for governor. While he admitted that he did consider it, he ultimately opted to seek re-election. Northey’s fundraising ability now opens many doors if he wants to run for higher office in the future.
Below is Northey’s Press Release.
NORTHEY: JANUARY REPORT SHOWS $233,815 RAISED IN 2009; $261,627 CASH ON-HAND FOR 2010 ELECTION
DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that he has raised $233,815 for his campaign for reelection as Iowa Secretary of Agriculture in 2009 and his campaign currently has $261,627 cash on-hand. Northey filed his January 2010 campaign financial disclosure report with the Iowa Ethics and Campaign Disclosure Board this week.
“I am greatly encouraged to have been supported by so many Iowans and will continue to work hard to earn the support of Iowa’s voters,” Northey said.
Northey’s report also showed that he has raised $409,325 from more than 1600 donors in the current election cycle, which began in January 2007.
Northey was elected in November of 2006. For the 2006 election he raised $436,544 and only had $20,426 cash on-hand in January of 2006.
Since his election Northey has worked hard to meet with Iowans and he has visited all of Iowa’s 99 counties each year during his term in office.
Northey, a corn and soybean farmer from Spirit Lake, is serving his first term as Secretary of Agriculture. His priorities as Secretary of Agriculture are the opportunities in renewable energy, conservation and stewardship, and telling the story of Iowa agriculture.
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