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For Immediate Release

Sanchez raises more than $20K in first two months of candidacy

Vows to break Democratic fundraising record to unseat 17-term Barton

Waxahachie, TX, USA – April 13, 2017 – Candidate for US Congress TX-06, Jana Lynne Sanchez, announces today that her campaign received contributions of $20,237.49 raised in the first two months since declaring her candidacy. Sanchez vows to raise unprecedented funds to challenge 17-term incumbent Joe Barton and aims to raise approximately $1.5 million through the general election.

The money was raised from a combination of contributions via her extensive social media network and from among friends and former colleagues. The donations range in size from $1 to $2,700, and the average amount was less than $100. Sanchez is a former Democratic fundraiser, former correspondent for the Reuters news agency, and the owner of a successful communications agency she co-founded in 2005 in London and Amsterdam (although she is now only a silent partner in the business).

“Joe Barton has remained in office term after term, while he no longer promotes or protects the values of the majority of voters in the district, thanks to the absence of term limits and his ability to raise large amounts of money from big oil, gas and polluters,” says Sanchez, who lives in Waxahachie.

“I grew up in Ellis County – in Maypearl, Midlothian, and Waxahachie. I understand that the main concerns of people are Prosperity and Opportunity, Doing What is Right, Independence, and Freedom. Chief examples of these values include affordable healthcare, well-funded neighborhood public schools, and term limits,” she adds. Sanchez is also running on a platform of immigration reform that is humane, offers a path to legal status, and promotes personal responsibility. Her grandfather immigrated from San Luis Potosi, Mexico in 1912 and settled in the 1950s in Rockett, Ellis County, where she is a landowner.

Sanchez graduated from Waxahachie High School in 1982 before attending Rice University on a mixture on financial aid, scholarships, grants, and help from her family. Sanchez serves on the Dean’s Advisory Board at the School of Social Sciences at Rice University.


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