SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA – Mike Levin, an environmental attorney, clean energy advocate, and longtime grassroots progressive champion, has demonstrated an impressive fundraising capacity, raising a healthy $275,638.51 from 3/7/17 to 3/31/17.
Levin’s campaign for Congress against Republican Darrell Issa, announced just over three weeks ago, benefitted from an explosion of popular support from over 2,000 contributions and 1,800 individual donors from all 50 states. Over 87% of Levin’s contributions were $100 or below.
“Mike Levin has a phenomenal base of grassroots support,” said Levin’s consultant, Parke Skelton. “That he could raise $275,000 in just over three weeks shows that he’s the candidate who has what it takes to finally defeat Darrell Issa.”
“I’m deeply honored by the depth and breadth of our support.” Levin said. “Darrell Issa is the wealthiest member of Congress and can self-finance his campaign. Ours is a campaign of grassroots donors from all 50 states who are tired of the Donald Trump and Darrell Issa agenda.”
Levin was raised in South Orange County, where he attended public schools. He graduated from Stanford University, where he served as student body president, and Duke University School of Law. He was the Executive Director of the Democratic Party of Orange County and has worked since as an environmental attorney and clean energy advocate. For the last two decades, he has been involved in a variety of local, state and federal progressive political campaigns.
California’s 49th Congressional District stretches across North County San Diego and Southern Orange County and has been represented by Darrell Issa since 2001. Recently, The New York Times called Issa “the nation’s most vulnerable incumbent.”