Momentum builds in HD-100 as Hernandez outraises his opponent nearly 200 to 1 NORFOLK, VA — Today, the Phil for Virginia campaign reported that between May 31 and June 30, Phil Hernandez raised over $95,000 from more than 1,300 supporters and ended the period with over $150,000 cash on hand — a record for the most raised in the month of June in House District 100. By comparison, Phil’s opponent, incumbent Rob Bloxom, raised $425 from four donors and ended with $25,536 cash on hand. As in earlier months, Phil Hernandez continues to receive more support from
people living in House District 100 than his opponent.
“This show of support signals an eagerness for change”, said Phil Hernandez, candidate for delegate in House District 100. “I knock on hundreds of doors every single week all across this district. The first
thing people tend to say is that I’m the first candidate for office who has ever showed up at their door, which explains why so many people feel unseen and unheard by their current representatives. Then they
tell me about how our public schools need to be better funded, how we need to do a better job protecting our environment, and how our community needs more job opportunities that pay a living wage. In other
words, people want change.”
BY THE NUMBERS:
● Between May 31 and June 30, Phil for Virginia raised $95,749, with $151,353 total cash on hand. His opponent raised $475, ending with $25,536 cash on hand.
● Phil had over 1,300 individual donors. His opponent had 4 total donors.
● Phil’s average contribution during this reporting period was under $100.
● Phil ranked #3 in the Commonwealth for most raised in a red to blue House of Delegates race.
● Phil ranked #4 for most cash on hand among all other red to blue candidates.
The 100th district includes Virginia’s Eastern Shore and northern neighborhoods of the City of Norfolk.
The district has trended blue in recent years, choosing the Democratic candidate in each of the most recent Congressional, Senatorial (federal and state), Presidential, and Gubernatorial elections.
Phil is a Democrat running against incumbent Republican Robert Bloxom.
Born and raised in Hampton Roads, Phil Hernandez attended public schools, and received a scholarship that made it possible for him to attend William & Mary and become the first in his family to graduate from
college. Phil served as a Senior Policy Analyst in President Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council, and, while in law school, helped to pass legislation aimed at preventing homelessness. More recently, Phil worked as an attorney with a nonprofit organization and advocated for civil rights and the rights of working people.
To learn more about Phil and his campaign for the 100th district, please visit www.philforvirginia.com.