For Immediate Release
April 4, 2016
Ian Schlakman - Socialist candidate seeking the Green Party nomination for Baltimore City Council - has raised more in total than all but two of the Democratic candidates in the ongoing race for the District 12 seat. Schlakman's donation totals are second only to a single Democratic candidate.
Of particular interest in this race is that the presumed front runner has only filed affidavits, which indicate he's raised less than a thousand dollars total to date since the race began.
"I think our fundraising reflects the fact that voters are ready to see another party in Baltimore", said Schlakman. Schlakman continued "We believe that having the second highest fundraising in the district shows we're prepared to take on and win against any of the many Democratic challengers."
By state law, Green Party candidates are not eligible to run in state-financed primary elections. The Green Party primary process is ongoing and ends May 1st. Schlakman is running unopposed for the Green nomination for the District 12 seat.
In the last report filed with the Maryland State Board of Elections, Schlakman disclosed about $8,400 in total contributions including in-kind, over $3,200 in total receipts and over $1,500 cash in hand. Schlakman's campaign spent primarily on media outreach and production of materials for distribution to District 12 voters. The campaign also spent a bit on campaign technology, laying the groundwork for a competitive, modern, and high tech campaign.