Thursday, August 1, 2019
Redlands, CA – Political outsider and small-business owner Kris Goodfellow outraised competitors in the race for California State Senate District 23. According to campaign finance filings released yesterday, Goodfellow raised more than $100,000 in the first financial reporting period of the year and asserted herself as the front-runner in the open race for the 23rd District. These strong fundraising numbers follow Goodfellow's recent endorsements from Senator Connie Leyva, SEIU California and State Controller Betty Yee.
Goodfellow, a former journalist for the The New York Times, Associated Press and Chicago Tribune, owns and operates Voyager Search a Redlands-based search software company. Goodfellow serves as a Redlands Cultural Arts Commissioner and is a member of the Court Appointed Special Advocate (C.A.S.A.) Board, which supports foster youth.
"Inland Empire families deserve a representative who will take on the tough challenges in Sacramento," Goodfellow said. "I want to make sure that hard-working people and small businesses in the Inland Empire have the opportunities and access to resources so they can thrive in our state. Our campaign has been powered by grassroots supporters who want to see us tackle the issues that keep them up at night: good-paying jobs, access to healthcare and the cost of higher education."
The 23rd District is being vacated by Republican State Senator Mike Morrell, who's termed out of his seat in 2020. Voter registration trends continue to increase for Democrats with nearly two thousand more Democratic voters registered in the district than Republicans.