April 16, 2024

Press Release | Jefferies for Missouri HD-48 Marks Historic Fundraising Triumph in First Quarter

Jefferies for Missouri HD-48 Marks Historic Fundraising Triumph in First Quarter

[FAYETTE, MO – Tuesday, April 16, 2024] — With a historic show of financial support, Joe Jefferies’ campaign for Missouri's House District 48 has set a new standard for local Democratic political fundraising. Bringing in a total of $4,862.52 in the first quarter of 2024, the campaign has surpassed the first-quarter fundraising results of any Democrat in the district for this period since at least 2012, bolstering its resources significantly ahead of the election year.

Standing in stark contrast to his Republican opponent, who raised only $1,325.00, the Jefferies campaign boasts a more than threefold fundraising advantage in the period, marking an impressive 333% lead over his opponent’s efforts. This significant financial edge underscores the momentum and wide-reaching support for a more progressive future in the 48th.

More than just numbers, the Jefferies campaign saw its cash reserves surge by 160%, dramatically closing the previous 443% fiscal gap down to just 102%. This financial leap forward comes without accruing any debt, a noteworthy achievement compared to the $5,000 debt reported by his opponent’s campaign in the first quarter.

"This overwhelming support has not just broken records; it's broken through the ceiling of what was once thought possible for Democratic campaigns here," stated Joe Jefferies. "Our campaign's historic fundraising success reflects a deep-rooted desire for change and a commitment to equity, justice, and community-driven leadership. We're building a movement that belongs to the people of the 48th, not to special interests."

This quarter's success is a testament to the shared belief in a campaign powered by everyday Missourians, not special interests. The Jefferies campaign's zero-tolerance policy for corporate PAC money underscores its dedication to integrity and grassroots support. By drawing on the strength and number of individual donors, the campaign embodies the democratic spirit it seeks to champion in office.

To join the growing number of supporters or for more information on how to get involved with the Jefferies campaign, visit https://www.joe4mo48.org. Together, we are crafting a narrative of hope and progress, raising the bar for what is possible when a community unites for a common cause.

Tickets, sponsorships for upcoming events, and more information about the campaign's vision and goals can be found on the official website. To give directly, visit https://secure.actblue.com/donate/joe4mo48.

Join us as we forge ahead, welcoming all who believe in the power of grassroots action to shape a brighter, more equitable Missouri.

About Joe Jefferies for Missouri HD-48:
Joe Jefferies is running to represent the 48th district in Missouri. As a progressive candidate, Joe champions a vision of equity, justice, diversity, and belongingness. His campaign is focused on building a grassroots movement that prioritizes the needs and values of all Missourians.

About Joe Jefferies:
Joe Jefferies, a committed advocate for progressive values, has long been a voice for equity, justice, and diversity within the Missouri community. With a background in social work and community organizing, Joe has dedicated himself to championing the rights of the underrepresented and building grassroots support for transformative policies. His campaign for the 48th district is a natural continuation of his work to create a more inclusive and equitable society for all Missourians.

For more information on the events or to schedule interviews, please contact:
Joe Jefferies
Democratic Candidate, Missouri House of Representatives, District 48
Mailing | PO Box 382, Fayette, Missouri 65248
Phone | (660) 273-0030
Email | joe.jefferies@joe4mo48.org

Find the campaign on social media:

Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/joe4mo48
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/joe4mo48
TikTok | https://www.tiktok.com/@joejefferies