Redlands, CA — Political outsider and small-business owner Kris Goodfellow once again outraised competitors in the race for California State Senate District 23. The campaign finance filings indicate that Goodfellow raised more than $200,000 in the second financial reporting period of the year, asserting herself as the front-runner in the open race for the 23rd District.
These solid fundraising numbers follow Goodfellow's recent endorsements from Congressman Pete Aguilar, the California Democratic Party, and Assemblymember James Ramos.
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.
"Together this team, community members, union members and volunteers from all around the district have been out raising money and talking about important issues," Goodfellow said. "We have hard-working families being shut out of the middle class. We are in an environmental crisis. And we are graduating children unable to read or do basic math. These are all interconnected. Making an increased and more strategic investment in education builds a better workforce, and making our area a hub for green technology creates good-paying jobs. I’m ready to get to work on this."
The 23rd District is being vacated by Republican State Senator Mike Morrell, who has termed out of his seat in 2020. Voter registration trends continue to increase for Democrats with nearly 2,000 more Democratic voters registered in the district than Republicans.
Goodfellow's campaign is endorsed by the California Democratic Party, the California Teachers Association, the California Nurses Association, Rep. Pete Aguilar, Sen. Connie Leyva, State Controller Betty Yee, Assemblyman James Ramos, SEIU California, the Inland Empire Labor Council, Community Action Fund of Planned Parenthood of San Bernardino and Orange Counties, Redlands Professional Firefighters and local leaders throughout the Inland Empire.
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