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Political Newcomer Raises Impressive $110,000 on First Quarterly Report
Fundraising Numbers Show Momentum on Rauniyar's Side in WA-01
Bothell, WA – October 3, 2011 – Technology entrepreneur and candidate for Congress in Washington's 1st Congressional District, Darshan Rauniyar, is pleased to announce today that his campaign has raised $110,000 for their first quarterly FEC report. "As the only non-politician in the Democratic field, I am very pleased with the broad show of support people have shown my campaign", said Rauniyar. "My vision of taking care of America and the American people first has excited people from all walks of life, and I have received an unprecedented level of support for a first-time candidate."
"My message is resonating with voters," explained Rauniyar. "The American people want an end to the partisan gridlock they see every day in Washington D.C. They want their elected representatives to do their jobs, and make the common sense decisions that are best for the American people and this great country of ours. With our economy strugging, Congress keeps bringing us to the brink of economic catastrophe and government shutdown. The American people are looking for a leader with a fresh perspective, someone who is going to fight to create jobs by revitalizing our manufacturing base, provide for the education of our children, and fight for healthcare for every American. I look forward to laying out my positions in detail in the coming months – these positions will be my pledge to the people I will serve."
"As the political outsider in this race, I will not be beholden to special interest groups or their lobbyists. My time in Congress will be spent doing what is best for the American people," Rauniyar continued. "As both an immigrant and an entrepreneur, I will bring a unique global perspective to Congress. I am running because this great country gave me the opportunity to succeed - to get the education I needed, and the chance to build a successful business. These opportunities are fading for many Americans who struggle every day to find work, pay their bills, and provide for their children. I want to restore the American Dream and give them hope that they can have a better future, and to restore the principals of our Founding Fathers - that every Americans have the chance to pursue life, liberty and happiness."
Rauniyar was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He came to America in 1988 in order to study Electronics Engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He later received his Master’s in Business Administration from Portland State University. He has held various senior-level positions in technology companies, and later went on to be a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He has been active in the politics for over a decade, and has campaigned for local, state, and federal candidates. He is an elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, and has served on the Executive Committees of both the 1st Legislative District Democrats and the Snohomish County Democrats. He was a member of the Snohomish County Citizens Committee for Human Rights, and is a member of the the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board. He has served as a Board member for numerous non-profit organizations. He lives in Bothell with his wife, a local pediatrician, and has two sons who attend a local public school.
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Darshan Rauniyar Announces Successful First Month of Fundraising
Political Newcomer Puts up Impressive Numbers
Bothell, WA – August 1, 2011 – First-time political candidate, Darshan Rauniyar, running for Congress in Washington's 1st Congressional District, announced today that his campaign raised over $30,000 in the month of July.
"We have received donations from $5 to $1,000, and from 18 to 84-year-olds", said Rauniyar. "I am proud and humbled that over 200 people are excited about my candidacy and have donated to my campaign, and many more have begun to give their time and energy. We are building a grassroots campaign, and this month has seen us lay the foundation for a successful congressional race."
"It has been extremely gratifying to see my message about restoring the American Dream resonate with policies. They want new and strong leadership to get our economy back on track, our people back to work, and to ensure that everyone has the same opportunities I've had to realize the American Dream. We must rebuild our manufacturing base, and find a dedicated funding stream for education to put America on a path towards recovery."
"As the only non-politician, and a first-time candidate, I am happy with our start", said Rauniyar. "Much of this first month was spent learning and setting the foundation for our campaign. Now, I expect to be able to focus more of my energy on fundraising and continue to talk with voters about their issues. I will run a grassroots, from the ground up campaign."
Rauniyar was raised in Kathmandu, Nepal. He came to America in 1988 in order to study Electronics Engineering at the Oregon Institute of Technology. He later received his Masters in Business Administration from Portland State University. He has held various senior-level positions in technology companies, and later went on to be a successful entrepreneur and businessman. He has been active in the politics for over a decade, and has campaigned for many local, state and federal candidates. He is an elected Democratic Precinct Committee Officer, and has served on the Executive Committees of both the 1st Legislative District Democrats and the Snohomish County Democrats. He is a member of the Snohomish County Human Rights Commission and the Snohomish County Parks Advisory Board. He has served as a Board member for numerous non-profit organizations.