Fitzgerald relies on out-of-state East Coast money
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(19 January 2021) Davenport, IA – The Smith for Treasurer campaign announced it has outraised Michael Fitzgerald 8 to 1 in 2021. Smith for Treasurer will report raising $134,686 during 2021, while Iowans for Fitzgerald reporting raising just $16,481.02 during the year.
In addition, while 98% of Smith’s contributions came from Iowa, over 50% of Fitzgerald’s contributions were out-of-state dominated by contributors from the East Coast. Smith also starts the campaign with almost a 3 to 1 cash on hand advantage. Smith ends 2021 with $144,530 in the bank compared to $49,837.32 for Fitzgerald.
“The race is on. Fitzgerald’s anemic fundraising report coupled with his reliance on money from East Coast liberals is indicative of Iowans desire for a change in the Treasurer’s office,” said Smith.
After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in Business Administration, Roby Smith worked for nearly a decade as a local banker in the Davenport area before becoming a small business owner and running for the Iowa legislature. Roby is currently an unpaid member of the local U.S. Bank Board and volunteers to teach financial literacy to students through the Junior Achievement program.
Roby Smith and his wife, Kari, live in Davenport, IA with their four children. The family is active at Trinity Lutheran Church and Roby volunteers with area youth sports and serves on the Scott Community College Foundation Board.
To learn more about Roby Smith’s campaign, you can visit robysmith.com