Iraq War veteran and Deputy Sheriff Josh King of Dumfries, the first Democrat to run for Prince William County Sheriff in 16 years, has outraised Republican incumbent Sheriff Glen Hill $6,000 to zero.
Including in-kind contributions, King raised $6,056.58 in the last reporting period. Two-thirds of the contributions were for $50 or less, while 83 percent of the contributions were for $100 or less.
“I am deeply grateful for this outpouring of grassroots support, which will enable me to run a grassroots-powered campaign,” said King. “In these divisive times, we need a Sheriff who will train a new generation of diverse law enforcement officers to build public trust in our communities. As Sheriff, I will end the Corey Stewart-Glen Hill 287(g) program that targets Latinx families and deputizes local law enforcement officers to act as agents of ICE. 287(g) is the Jim Crow of the new millennium. With Corey Stewart gone, we can move Prince William forward instead of back.”
“We are so thankful to all of our supporters for the energy they have brought to our campaign,” said Gregory Pratt, King’s finance director. “Every single dollar counts in a sheriff’s race, and we are proud that such a high percentage of our total comes from grassroots support. Contributions of even $3, $4 or $5 add up fast and will help bring a new sheriff to town.”
King, who was recently endorsed by the veterans group VoteVets, will hold his campaign kick-off this Sun. Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. at the home of Oliver and Miatta Reid, 9616 Riverdale Pl, in Manassas. There is a suggested donation of $25. For more information, contact Gregory Pratt at 207-907-5183or email email@example.com.
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