Evelyn Farkas, Former Obama National Security Official and Candidate for NY-17, Raises Over $235,000 in First Week of Campaign

Monday, November 25, 2019

Chappaqua, NY — Today, Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, announced her campaign raised over $235,000 since launching last Monday. With over 1,200 contributions, at an average of less than $200, Farkas demonstrates strong grassroots support and a clear path to victory.

“When I decided to run for Congress, I knew our campaign would be competitive. This level of support exceeds our most optimistic expectations. It's inspiring and I am very grateful," Farkas said. “Rockland and Westchester families deserve a leader who will follow in the footsteps of the legendary Rep. Nita Lowey and be ready to deliver results on day one — someone with a proven track record of protecting our Democracy and standing up to this President. I’m honored to be running for this seat with such strong early support."

For nearly three decades, Evelyn has represented our country defending democracy, advancing human rights, fighting terrorism, and working towards nuclear non-proliferation. She has been a foreign policy leader in the Defense Department, Senate Armed Services Committee, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee. She has advised former defense secretaries and senators, including Hillary Clinton. As Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, Evelyn was responsible for U.S. policy toward Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia. After the 2016 election, she stood up to conservative media to publicly denounce President Trump’s corrupt ties to Russia. For the last several years, Evelyn has been a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council and German Marshall Fund and a National Security Contributor for NBC/MSNBC.

For more information, visit https://evelynforny.com/ or email wellesley@evelynforny.com.