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Ginny Deerin outraises competitors in grassroots campaign

Ginny Deerin, a Victory-endorsed Charleston mayoral candidate, raised $285,729 in the third quarter of the campaign, which ended on September 30. She outraised her nearest competitor, Leon Stavrinakis, by over $60,000.
Over the course of the campaign, Ginny has raised $755,304 from over 2,000 contributors, including those supporting her through the Victory Fund. These numbers highlight Ginny’s grassroots approach.
“We’re proud to be leading in fundraising, and even prouder that nearly 2,000 contributors have invested in this campaign,” Ginny said in a release. “Our message is resonating and creating true grass-roots support. I’ve worked alongside Mayor Riley for decades, founded WINGS for Kids, and have a bold and comprehensive traffic plan. Charlestonians are excited about a leader with a reputation for thinking big, and turning bold ideas into reality.”
We’re proud 2 be leading in fundraising, & even prouder nearly 2,000 contributors have invested in our campaign #chs
— Ginny Deerin (@GinnyForMayor) October 12, 2015
Below are the overall fundraising totals for all Charleston mayoral candidates.
Candidate                           Third Quarter Total          Overall Total
Ginny Deerin                        $285,729                           $755,304
Leon Stavrinakis                   $225,000                            $750,000
John Tecklenburg                 $178,319                            $600,653
William Dudley Gregorie       $7,613                                $65,465
Maurice Washington             $27,195                              $44,345
Toby Smith                           N/A                                     $300
Source: Post & Courier, 10/12/2015. Does not include in-kind contributions or personal loans.
Ginny’s platform includes improving transportation, supporting education and responsible economic growth that respects the city’s culture and the surrounding environment. She is the founder of WINGS for Kids, a multi-million dollar nonprofit in Charleston, her home of over 40 years. She could be the first woman to be the mayor of Charleston, and the first openly LGBTQ mayor of Charleston.
Ginny’s election is on November 3. If no candidates get more than 50 percent of the vote in that election, a runoff election will occur between the two top vote earners. You can find out more about Ginny and donate to her campaign on her Victory endorsee page.