Reggie Oldak Reaches Maximum Public Financing Match


BETHESDA, MD - County Council District 1 seat, announced today that she has raised enough donations to qualify for $125,000 in matching funds from the County, the maximum permitted through the program. Oldak is the first candidate to reach the maximum. 

Oldak was also the first non-incumbent candidate for County Council to qualify for matching funds, 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 grateful to the hundreds of individual Montgomery County donors who helped me reach this milestone. We’re building a grassroots campaign, funded by the people of Montgomery County. My campaign has also been on an extensive listening tour of District 1, and my volunteers and I have knocked on over 15,000 doors so far.”

“I'm participating in public financing because District 1 deserves a Councilmember who they can trust to represent them and not special interests. This is in contrast to my opponents who are not participating in public financing; they can accept donations of up to $6,000 from special interests and very wealthy donors. My campaign is about the residents of District 1, and I promise to be accountable only 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.