January 4, 2018

CONTACT: Stephen Puetz


Kersey for Senate Announces Over $325,000 Raised in Less Than Four Months

San Diego — San Diego Councilman Mark Kersey’s campaign for State Senate announced that it has pulled in over $325,000 since it started fundraising in mid-September. The campaign has kept expenses minimal and has over $300,000 cash-on-hand – ensuring it will have the resources necessary to wage a successful campaign for the 38th Senate district being vacated by Sen. Joel Anderson due to term limits.

“I am incredibly encouraged by the strong support that my campaign has received in such a short period of time,” said Kersey. “It shows the level of enthusiasm for a common-sense conservative Republican who will work with all stakeholders to bring desperately needed reforms to our state. I look forward to a spirited campaign and ultimately to representing the good people of the 38th Senate district in Sacramento.”

“Mark’s successful fundraising is indicative of his broad appeal as a candidate,” said Stephen Puetz of Axiom Strategies, Kersey’s campaign consultant. “This campaign will be lean and efficient, and these financial resources represent a strong foundation towards effectively getting Mark’s message out to hundreds of thousands of voters in the 38th district.”

Councilman Mark Kersey is the founder and owner of Kersey Strategies, a tech research firm based in San Diego that is focused on advanced video technology. As a small business owner who also serves as a San Diego City Councilman, representing the northeastern part of the City, he has a unique understanding of the intersection of government and business. He has chaired the Council’s Infrastructure Committee since he advocated for its creation in 2012, and authored the successful Rebuild San Diego ballot measure in 2016. Kersey ran unopposed in 2012 — the first open seat Council candidate to clear the field in San Diego since World War II–and was reelected in 2016 with 71% of the vote.

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