First-time candidate reports 420 donors across all eight DC wards, with an average contribution of $63
Petworth -- Today, the District of Columbia Office of Campaign Finance has officially certified that Christina Henderson, a candidate for DC Council At-Large, has met the requirements for certification as a participating candidate in the Fair Elections Programs.
In her campaign’s first fundraising report filed on January 31, Henderson reported $26,482 in donations from 420 individual donors since the campaign’s November launch. Of those donors, 274 are District of Columbia residents, representing all eight DC Wards, whose donations were approved to be matched 5-to-1 as part of the Fair Elections Program.
“I chose to participate in DC’s new public financing program because I believe we have to get big money out of city politics,” said Henderson. “I’m pleased that we have qualified, and encouraged that we did it with grassroots contributions from residents of all eight wards, with an average contribution of $63.”
The Fair Elections program is a voluntary public financing program for local political campaigns in the District of Columbia. Participation in the program requires a candidate seeking certification to demonstrate a base of support for their candidates by collecting a minimum number of aggregated dollar amount and qualified small dollar contributions. For the office of At-Large Councilmember, a candidate must submit a minimum of $12,000 in qualified small-dollar contributions from a minimum of 250 individual residents of the District of Columbia.