REGGIE OLDAK RAISES OVER $125,000 IN JANUARY REPORT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Jan. 17, 2018

BETHESDA, MD – Reggie Oldak, who is running for the open Montgomery County Council District 1 seat, announced today that she has raised over $125,000 through small donations and public matching funds as of January 10. This total includes an additional $11,462 in matching funds that Oldak has requested with this report.

Oldak is participating in the County's new public financing system and to date is the only District 1 candidate to have qualified for matching funds. Oldak was the first non-incumbent candidate for County Council to qualify, taking just 112 days to do so.

"I'm proud to participate in Montgomery County's new public financing program and to be running a people-powered campaign," said Oldak. "I'm participating in public financing because District 1 deserves a Councilmember who they can trust to represent them and not private interests. Under the public financing system, I can only accept contributions of $150 or less, and I cannot accept money from PACs, corporations, or labor unions. This is in contrast to my opponents who are not participating in public financing; they can accept donations of up to $6,000 and are not barred from accepting contributions from private interests."

"My campaign has been on an extensive listening tour of District 1, and my volunteers and I have knocked on over 9,500 doors so far. My campaign is about the residents of District 1, and I promise to be accountable to them."

Oldak is a tax lawyer who has experience serving at all levels of government. She formerly served as Director of Government Relations for the National Women’s Law Center and was Chair of the Board of Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington. She also served as an aide to State Senator Sharon Grosfeld in Annapolis and worked at the County Council. Oldak was President of the Montgomery County Commission for Women and currently serves as a member of the board of Montgomery County’s Arts and Humanities Council.

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