Sen. Murray: “With so much more important work ahead of us, I’m so grateful to have the support of so many friends and neighbors as I work to make sure Washington state workers and families — not those at the very top — come first in the other Washington.”
Seattle, WA — Today, Senator Patty Murray announced her campaign raised more than $2 million in the second quarterly fundraising period of her 2022 reelection campaign. Senator Murray’s strong fundraising numbers bring her total cash on hand to more than $5.3 million. Demonstrating strong grassroots support, Senator Murray has an average online donation of $26.59, and more than 15,500 unique contributors in Q2 alone and over 116,800 total contributors for her 2022 reelection campaign.
“I’ve been proud to stand up for Washington state in the United States Senate, working to get shots in arms, money in pockets, helping schools reopen safely, and supporting small businesses. But getting back to normal won’t be good enough when normal already wasn’t working for too many of our families,” said Senator Murray. “With so much more important work ahead of us, I’m so grateful to have the support of so many friends and neighbors as I work to make sure Washington state workers and families — not those at the very top — come first in the other Washington. We’ve got to make child care affordable for everyone, pass comprehensive paid leave, and secure major investments in affordable housing, climate, and transit for our state. I’m in the fight for all of Washington state — and together we can keep making a difference and making progress.”
Senator Murray currently serves as the Chair of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee and also serves as a senior member of the Senate Appropriations, Budget, and Veteran Affairs Committees. At the start of this Congress, Murray played a pivotal role in crafting major provisions of the American Rescue Plan. This legislation has brought a historic and desperately needed influx of billions of federal dollars into Washington state to save lives and livelihoods, helping get shots in arms and money in pockets, and help begin to turn the corner on COVID-19. Currently, she is helping to write the next major infrastructure package, advancing major priorities for Washington state families like comprehensive paid leave and affordable child care for everyone who needs it, and working to secure historic investments in affordable housing, climate, and transit.
Senator Murray, a former preschool teacher, famously entered the political arena after fighting to save a preschool program on the chopping block, when a state legislator told her she was, “Just a mom in tennis shoes… You can’t make a difference.” From that moment, Patty Murray mobilized more than 13,000 parents to eventually save that preschool program from budget cuts. Murray went on to serve as a school board member and state senator before being elected to the U.S. Senate in 1992. She has been fighting for Washington state’s workers, families, and communities ever since.