Monday, July 15, 2019

Bice reports $180k raised in first fundraising quarter in 5th District race


Stephanie Bice for Congress Posts Strong First Fundraising Quarter

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 15, 2019)  - Just a few months after announcing her candidacy, Stephanie Bice has raised more than $180,000 for her congressional campaign.

Bice, who announced her bid for Oklahoma’s 5th Congressional District on April 24, raised $181,210 for the fundraising period ending June 30.

More than 90 percent of Bice’s contributions came from Oklahomans, and the total includes no loans from the candidate.

In the five weeks after the conclusion of Oklahoma’s 57th Legislative Session on May 24, Bice was able to raise more than $150,000.

As chair of the State Senate Finance Committee, this session Bice was instrumental in passage of legislation to provide a tax deduction for Oklahomans providing foster care services. She also helped expand the Affordable Housing Tax Credit to all Oklahoma communities and secured a sales tax exempt status to the American Legion, the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization.

In addition, Bice worked with Governor Kevin Stitt to author landmark criminal justice reform legislation. The measure eases prison overcrowding by applying citizen-approved State Question 780 retroactively. It also creates a streamlined process to have SQ 780 crimes expunged from the record of those impacted by the legislation.

Governor Stitt signed Bice’s criminal justice legislation into law in May.

Bice said the early fundraising success is a direct result of her legislative efforts to improve the state for all Oklahomans.

“I’m grateful for this early outpouring of support for my Congressional race,” Bice said. “I’ve heard from voters all over the state that they are ready for new Republican leadership in the 5th district. I’m proud to say that most of these donations are from everyday Oklahomans – individuals who have put their trust in me and share my goal of returning our conservative, Oklahoma values to Washington.”

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