WERTZ ANNOUNCES $100K RAISED FOR STATE SENATE RACE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 12, 2024

Contact:
Chelcie Alcorn, 814-450-6648, chelcie@jimwertz.org

WERTZ ANNOUNCES $100K RAISED FOR STATE SENATE RACE
Wertz continues to build the momentum necessary to defeat Dan Laughlin.

Erie, PA — Today, State Senate candidate Jim Wertz announced that he has raised more than $100,000, a major sign of momentum for his campaign to defeat Republican Dan Laughlin.

Wertz has raised over $100,000, with over $90,000 cash on hand. Notably, 92% of Wertz’s contributors are Pennsylvania residents. Wertz’s campaign launched on December 5th of last year.

“We’re building clear momentum as we run a campaign focused on the issues that matter — like defending democracy, supporting our public schools, and protecting reproductive rights,” said Wertz. “Our message is resonating with leaders and supporters across Erie County. We’re in a strong position to take the fight to Dan Laughlin and flip SD-49 to a true fighter for our region.”

This announcement comes on the heels of multiple significant local endorsements, including former Erie mayor Joyce Savocchio and current and former Erie County Sheriffs Chris Campanelli, Bob Merski, Sr., and John Loomis. Additional endorsements are expected in the coming weeks.

Jim Wertz has taught journalism and digital media at Edinboro University since 2005 and has served in numerous leadership roles with the faculty union and university administration. 

Elected Chairman of the Erie County Democratic Party in 2018, Jim helped turn Erie County blue in 2020 and beyond, working with numerous successful candidates and campaigns prior to his resignation in November 2023. Jim will challenge incumbent Republican Dan Laughlin, who was first elected in 2016.   

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