~ 61% of first quarter contributors are first-time Kander donors ~
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Jason Kander announced today that over the past three months his Secretary of State campaign received contributions totaling $265,970, including $252,755 in monetary contributions. This past quarter’s success left the campaign with a formidable war chest of $648,567 at the end of the fundraising period.
“As we campaign across the state we continue to add new supporters on a daily basis,” Kander said. “I am particularly pleased that over the past three months 89 percent of our contributors were Missourians and 61 percent of our contributors were first-time donors to my campaign.”
Of the 623 contributions received by the Kander campaign this past quarter, 313 of those were online contributions at www.jasonkander.com.
A summary page of the quarterly report is attached and the entire report will be online at the Missouri Ethics Commission prior to the filing deadline. Kander’s first quarter fundraising included:
The campaign received contributions totaling $265,970.83 this past quarter, including $252,755.00 in monetary contributions.
The campaign’s cash on hand at the end of the first quarter is $648,567.02 after spending $46,436.50 during the three-month reporting period.
The campaign received contributions from 576 individual donors this past quarter. Of those contributors, 513 or 89% were Missourians and 352 or 61% were first-time donors to Jason Kander.
Jason Kander is a State Representative from Kansas City and previously served in the Army National Guard. As a military intelligence officer in the Army Reserve, Kander volunteered in 2006 for deployment and served in Afghanistan. In 2010, he was one of ten soldiers selected as national finalists for Army Reserve Outstanding Junior Officer of the Year. Rep. Kander currently serves on the Missouri Veterans Commission. Kander is a lawyer and lives with his wife Diana in Kansas City.