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Andrea Campbell Reports Largest Fundraising Month of Mayoral Campaign, Expands Diverse Leadership Team

Feb 01, 2021

Andrea Campbell Reports Largest Fundraising Month of Mayoral Campaign, Expands Diverse Leadership Team

Councilor Campbell raised over $275,000 in the month of January, 2021 and announced new staff hires with national campaign experience to grow her diverse leadership team

BOSTON – Today, Andrea Campbell’s campaign reported her largest fundraising month to date, raising over $275,000 in January, a majority of which was raised after Mayor Walsh’s announcement. Her campaign will report $272,288.72 from over 900 donors in the first month of 2021. This brings her total amount raised for her campaign to nearly $600,000 since announcing, more than any Black candidate has ever raised total for a mayoral campaign in Boston.

Campbell’s campaign continues to gain momentum and national attention — just last night, she was a guest on MSNBC’s The Week with Joshua Johnson to talk about her historic candidacy to become the first Black woman elected mayor of Boston and how she would ensure equity in our COVID-19 recovery and vaccine rollout.

Today, Campbell also announced two new staff hires, growing her diverse leadership team with local and national campaign experience.

Jasmine Talley will serve as Field Director. Jasmine is a political professional from DeKalb County, Georgia who has worked on campaigns such as Bernie Sanders for President, Stacey Abrams for Governor, and Elizabeth Warren for President. She has also worked with the New Georgia Project, and most recently Color Of Change PAC, helping to flip George blue in the last election cycle.

Heeyoung Leem will serve as Digital Director. Heeyong is a Boston College alumnus and a digital campaign and public affairs professional with experience on competitive campaigns. He most recently was the Senior Producer for Sara Gideon for Maine (2020) and the Deputy Digital Director for Andy Beshear for Kentucky (2019). Prior to candidate work, Heeyoung managed digital public affairs campaigns ranging from Fortune 500 companies and professional sports teams, to environmental and rural internet accessibility campaigns.

In the last few weeks, Campbell has released comprehensive policy plans on Public Health, COVID-19 Recovery, and the crisis at Mass & Cass, and earned endorsements from former First Lady Diane Patrick, State Representative Liz Malia — the first Boston elected official to endorse in this race — and local leaders including Bill Walczak, Diana Hwang, Dr. Atyia Martin, John Borders IV, and Makeeba McCreary. Campbell has also been endorsed by former Suffolk County Sheriff and Secretary of Public Safety Andrea Cabral.