FIRST 30 DAYS OF BEN MARCUS FOR STATE HOUSE DISTRICT 16 CAMPAIGN SEES HUNDREDS OF DONORS, PETITIONS
Over $10,000 raised from over 100 individual donors.
JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA – January 14, 2020 – In the 30 days since launching his campaign for State House District 16, Ben Marcus has raised over $10,000 from over 100 individual donors. The campaign has also knocked on close to 400 doors and collected over 200 petition signatures to get on the ballot. “Our early fundraising and conversations with voters demonstrate the kind of groundswell of support we are seeing here in District 16,” he said. “I know we can win this race and direct voter contact will get us over the finish line.”
The campaign has also recruited dozens of volunteers since its launch, some of whom are first time political volunteers. “We are seeing people from all walks of life interested and excited about our message of local control, ethics, and accountability,” he said. “Voters want politicians who will reject special interest money and make it crystal clear they only work for them.” Ben has made a pledge to not take money from political committees or have one himself, either. “Clearly there is energy for something different and real, and that’s what I intend to deliver for the residents of the 16th district.” he said.
Ben Marcus is a small business owner and graduate of Jacksonville University. He lives in the Sunbeam area of Jacksonville with his wife and three children where they attend Ahavath Chesed. Ben believes in the power of community to solve its issues and that legislators should work collaboratively with, not act to subvert, local elected bodies and residents. He doesn’t take money from businesses or PACs, nor does he have a political committee. His campaign for State House District 16 is focused on proving there is another way to serve in public office, where ethics and collaboration outweigh ideological purity and insular decision making.
Please visit VoteBenMarcus.com for more information about the campaign.