Candidate for Georgia's 7th Congressional District

April, 4th 2019 • Press Release


For Immediate Release
April 4th, 2019

Press Release: Carolyn Bourdeaux raises over $350,000 in Q1, continues to reject all corporate PAC contributions

The Democrat running for GA-07’s open seat reports cash-on-hand of nearly $400,000 after collecting over 1,000 individual contributions in the first quarter.

Suwanee, Georgia -- Today, Carolyn Bourdeaux, Democratic candidate for Georgia’s 7th Congressional District, announced her campaign has raised over $350,000 in the seven weeks since she announced her bid for Congress.

Her campaign received over 1,000 individual contributions in the first quarter, including donors from every zip code within the 7th congressional district. Bourdeaux has once again taken the pledge to reject all corporate PAC money as part of her efforts to reform and restore our democracy by rooting out special interest influence.

Since announcing her second-bid for the seat following what was the closest Congressional race of 2018, Bourdeaux has earned the support of Congressmen John Lewis and Hank Johnson, Ambassador Andrew Young, Governor Roy Barnes, Senator Max Cleland, former GA-06 Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff and multiple members of the local Gwinnett County delegation, including Senator Sally Harrell and Reps. Jasmine Clark, Shelly Hutchinson, Gregg Kennard, Dewey McClain and Donna McLeod.

“I'm incredibly grateful to our supporters who have put us in a strong position as we kick off this campaign,” Bourdeaux said. “Together, we’re sending a strong message that we are tired of partisan divisions and gridlock holding us back, and we’re ready to forge a new path forward to get things done for our communities. We have a long way to go, but this is the start of a movement to finish the job.”

Carolyn Bourdeaux is a professor at the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, who is running for Congress to fight for quality, affordable health care, a world-class education and a government that works for the people. She was the 2018 Democratic nominee for Georgia’s 7th Congressional district, coming within 433 votes of flipping the seat, marking the closest U.S. House race nationwide. Bourdeaux was a legislative aide to U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR), served as director of the Georgia Senate Budget and Evaluation Office, and was the founding director of Georgia State’s Center on State and Local Finance. She earned degrees in history and economics from Yale University, a Master’s degree in public administration at the University of Southern California and her Ph.D. in public administration at Syracuse University, focusing on public finance.