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Press Release: Anti-Pipeline Candidate Michele Edwards outpaced opponent Dickie Bell

Michele EdwardsFor Immediate Release: Staunton, VA 09/19/17
Contact: michele@michelefordelegate.com


Anti-Pipeline Candidate Michele Edwards outpaced opponent Dickie Bell in raising funds in race for VA House of Delegates 20th District seat.

During the reporting period from July 1 to August 31, Edwards raised $23,768 while her opponent, Dickie Bell raised $14,910. All campaign donations over $100 are publically disclosed in Virginia.

Edwards, running for office for the first time, refuses to accept donations from corporations to support her candidacy, depending instead on contributions from actual voters who want to see a change in Richmond. And it’s working. Edwards made three major campaign appearances over the weekend of Sept. 16 in her district. She spoke to voters at the African-American Heritage Festival in Gypsy Hill Park, the Women for Michele event at Gaie Lea Farm in Staunton, and a benefit concert with Angela Lynn (running for the House of Delegates from the 25th district) in Waynesboro. Everywhere she appeared Michele was met with enthusiastic responses from a public eager for her to represent them in the General Assembly.

Her campaign manager, Kirk Wesley says, "This is just another example of Michele’s tremendous work ethic and ability to reach across party lines to gain the trust and support of the diverse constituency of the 20th district. Most of Michele’s donations were raised in small gatherings, in living rooms across the district, as she listened to the concerns of voters. People are responding to Michele's message of inclusive representation in a positive way and view her candidacy as a much needed breath of fresh air.”

To interview Michele Edwards, please call Kirk Wesley, campaign manager.

Edwards’ website is www.micheleedwardsfordelegate.com.

This event is paid for and supported by the Michele for Delegate Campaign.

Committee to Elect Michele Edwards
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