FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 14, 2011
“I am humbled by this show of support”
EAST VALLEY – Kirk Adams is proud to announce that just 2 months into his bid for Congress he raised an impressive $230,775.
The figure, a result of hard work by Adams and his finance committee, shows strong grassroots support and is especially impressive given that Adams did not enter the race until May. The money was raised in 45 days. That means that Adams raised more than $5,100 a day since entering the race.
Moreover, more than $130,000 was raised in the final 10 days of the fundraising quarter, and Adams has more than $203,000 cash-on-hand.
“I am humbled by this impressive show of support,” Adams said. “Our finance committee worked extremely hard. Coupled with the grassroots support we are seeing on the ground, this is the beginning of a very strong campaign.”
“Our finance committee is pleased to see the support that Kirk is receiving in the East Valley,” said finance committee member Ross Farnsworth, Sr. “He is a good man, and I look forward to seeing his hard work in Congress.”
A husband, father and small businessman, after joining the state House in 2006, Adams found himself so frustrated by the unwillingness and inability of Republicans in the Legislature to stand up for their conservative principals that he launched a long-shot campaign to oust the veteran Speaker of the House.
Adams shocked the Republican establishment and political class, winning the Speakership at only 35 years of age and one full term in office – making him the youngest Speaker in Arizona history.
Adams led the House back in a conservative direction with an aggressive reform agenda, taking on some of the most challenging issues in Arizona history – issues others were afraid to address because of the potential political fallout.
A native Arizonan, Adams and his wife JaNae live in Mesa and have five children.