CANDIDATE ELIZABETH ROWLAND OUTRAISES GOP OPPONENTS IN LATEST FUNDRAISING QUARTER
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 15, 2020
Knoxville, TN – Campaign staff for Elizabeth Rowland, Democratic candidate for Knox County’s House District 16, announced today that Rowland’s campaign had raised a total of $24,406 in the latest fundraising quarter.
Rowland, who entered the race at the beginning of this quarter, and who is running unopposed in her primary, outraised her nearest GOP opponent by $9,906 and the second highest raising GOP challenger by $14,472.18 in the quarter just ended. Both of these candidates entered the race prior to the quarter just ended, and the two are engaged in a hotly contested primary match-up.
“Elizabeth’s fundraising success in only her first quarter in the race speaks to the great enthusiasm that voters in Knox County’s House District 16 have for a consensus-building and energetic “get it done” approach to leadership,” said Ta’Vion Hampton, Rowland’s Campaign Manager. “Voters are looking for a candidate who will head to Nashville with sleeves rolled up, ready to get to work on the issues that unite Tennesseans rather than divide them - issues like creating good jobs, making sure that more Tennesseans have health care, and fully funding our public schools.”
Elizabeth Rowland was born and raised on a farm in Knox County, Tennessee. She attended Bluegrass Elementary School, Farragut Middle School, and Farragut High School. She received both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of Colorado and Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, respectively. She is now a proud Fountain City resident where she is active in a variety of civic and community groups as well as being an avid gardener and urban chicken keeper.