The report will show support from a broad coalition, including labor, business leaders, and grassroots activists
Silver Spring – In his bid to become Maryland’s next Governor, Tom Perez has raised $2.7 million dollars, including contributions from all 23 counties and Baltimore City. The total includes dollars raised during the exploratory phase of his campaign. The report will show $1.5 million cash on hand. Tom officially launched his campaign just six months ago, in late June 2021.
Tom’s report demonstrates a broad coalition of support that is the foundation of his campaign. The report will show donations and support from labor unions across Maryland, Obama administration alumni, and elected officials, from local leaders like Baltimore City Senator Cory McCray and Charles County Commission President Reuben B. Collins II, to national figures like Baltimore native and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, former Alabama Senator Doug Jones and other members of Congress.
“In just over six months, we have built a strong coalition to win the primary and flip Maryland from red to blue in this critical race,” said Tom Perez. “I am proud to have support from Marylanders in all 23 counties and Baltimore City, and I’m proud of the broad coalition we’ve built that includes unprecedented labor support. I’ve spent my entire career in public service, working to expand opportunity and promote justice, and I know what it takes to deliver for Marylanders.”
Tom’s campaign relies upon smaller donations to provide most of its funding. Of the $2.7 million raised, a majority of donors contributed less than $100 and more than 65 percent of donors contributed less than $200. The total also includes a quarter of a million dollars raised by Tom’s exploratory committee. In addition, the report reflects support from people who have seen Tom in action. For example, Tom has received contributions from the members of the Communications Workers of America and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, as well as from Verizon leadership – Tom worked directly with both labor and management to successfully settle the 2016 Verizon strike that involved 40,000 workers.
Today’s announcement builds on the continued momentum for Tom’s campaign. In addition to those mentioned above, Tom has received support from leaders across the state like former Montgomery County Executive Isiah "Ike" Leggett, Montgomery County Council President Gabe Albornoz, Montgomery County Council Vice President Evan Glass, Prince George’s County Senator Joanne C. Benson and Maryland House Judiciary Chairman Luke Clippinger. Tom received key endorsements from African American leaders around the state of Maryland. Just last month, over a dozen Baltimore City and Baltimore County elected officials and community leaders endorsed Tom for Governor, following the endorsement of Baltimore native Speaker Nancy Pelosi. And in addition to an endorsement from CASA in Action, Tom has received unprecedented early labor support, including endorsements from 110 local labor unions representing over 100,000 Maryland union households. These endorsements have come much earlier in the race than in previous cycles, and this early support will bolster Tom’s organizing infrastructure as the campaign continues to communicate directly with Maryland voters.
Team Tom is grateful for every single contribution from Maryland and beyond, and the entire campaign looks forward to continuing this fight to flip Maryland from red to blue with the best candidate for the job.