State Senate candidate Josh Belinfante announced Monday that his campaign raised $129,358 in the last four months of 2011.
Belinfante, a first-time candidate, is seeking the Republican nomination for the 6th District State Senate seat currently held by Democrat Doug Stoner. The district includes Sandy Springs, Smyrna and Vinings.
"As we head toward the July Primary, our 2011 fundraising results demonstrate the broad strength of our support from across the district," said Belinfante, in the announcement. The attorney is a Sandy Springs Charter Commission member.
State ethics laws require candidates for state office to file campaign finance reports periodically. Belinfante, who previously served as Vice Chairman of the State Ethics Commission and last week unveiled his proposal for meaningful ethics reform in Georgia, filed his campaign finance report yesterday for the period ending Dec. 31, 2011.
BY THE NUMBERS:
- Raised in 2011: $129,358
- Total donors to date: 315
- Total cash on hand: $117,812
Belinfante believes those numbers will be buoyed even further this week when former Gov. Sonny Perdue hosts a reception for the campaign. He served as Perdue’s executive counsel.