In the first quarter of this year, candidate for the House of Delegates in the 87th district, Republican Subba Kolla, raised $284,693, a record for quarterly fundraising in House contests. Kolla is challenging first term incumbent Delegate John J. Bell (D-Loudoun). Prior to Bell the seat was held by David Ramadan.
In subsequent months Kolla did not raise anything close to the amount he raised between January-March. According to his campaign consultant Chris LaCivita, Kolla was concentrating on door to door campaigning rather than fundraising in the second quarter. From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
“You’ve got to give your donors a rest,” he said. “Our focus was to do what we had to do in the month of June.”
The campaign expects to have raised $53,000 in June. Second quarter reports are due July 17th.
Subba Kolla came to the US from India at 30 years old as a trained engineer. He became a citizen in 2008 and now runs a very successful real estate business. In 2016 Kolla became the first Indian-American from Virginia to be elected a delegate to the National Convention. More on Kolla here.
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