First-time Candidate Raises Over $13,000 in Twelve DaysLibby Kimzey, Candidate for House District 8, Exceeds Expectations
Providence, RI – Libby Kimzey, a first-time candidate for office, raised $13,778.41 in financial contributions between Dec. 20 and Dec. 31, 2011. “We set an aggressive goal of raising $8,000 by the end of the year, and far surpassed it,” said Kimzey. “I’ve been overwhelmed by the support of neighbors in the district, friends and family.”
Libby is a candidate for State Representative in District 8, encompassing her neighborhood of Federal Hill, as well as parts of the Olneyville and Valley.
Kimzey currently works as Director of Programs at Capital Good Fund, where she works with low-income families and Rhode Island small businesses on growth and stability. Kimzey is deeply involved in her local community, participating with organizations including the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, Building Futures, and the Rhode Island Foster Parent Association.
“There are connections between important issues,” Kimzey said. “Families that are struggling need to be supported as they work on paying for education, gaining health coverage, improving the environment, and planning for a financially sustainable future.”
The success Ms. Kimzey’s campaign has enjoyed in raising over $13,000 in ten days will allow her to communicate directly and effectively with the Providence residents who live in District 8.
“I am looking forward to talking with all my neighbors,” said Kimzey, “I want hear their priorities and concerns, and what they expect of their state government. I will be the accessible, responsive State Representative they deserve.”