Annise Parker set a personal online fundraising record Wednesday as supporters donated over $79,170 in online contributions from 272 donors in response to a single email sent the day after she ran first in Houston’s mayoral election.
Parker also picked up more than 600 supporters on Facebook the day after the election, for a total of 8,174 supporters on Facebook alone – more than all her opponents in the mayor’s race combined.
“Annise Parker’s 4,259 donors, 1,486 volunteers and more than 17,000 online supporters are energized by her first place finish,” said Adam Harris, Parker’s campaign manager. “Their enthusiasm and hard work prevailed despite massive spending by her opponents.”
“Our grassroots campaign is exploding with new supporters, new volunteers and new donors,” said Harris. “The momentum in this race is with Annise Parker.”
“I am so grateful to the thousands of people who supported me and voted for me,” said Parker. “They stood together with me and I will remember their dedication for the rest of my life. And to my new supporters I want to say ‘Thank you and welcome aboard!’”