Evelyn Farkas, Former Obama National Security Official and Candidate for NY-17, Raises Over $460,000 in First Six Weeks of Campaign

Friday, January 3, 2020

Elmsford, NY — Today, Evelyn Farkas, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under President Obama, announced her campaign raised over $460,000 by the first filing deadline, just six weeks since she launched.

“I’m honored that so many people contributed to our campaign because they saw me stand tall for American values of democracy and freedom in the Obama Administration, they witnessed the right-wing attacks on me when I called out Russian interference in our election, and they have confidence I will carry the fight for our values and integrity in Congress,” Farkas said.

Evelyn has spent the last six weeks travelling across the district, visiting with local elected officials, district leaders, and activists from New Castle, where she grew up, to New City.

The child of Hungarian refugees, Evelyn was raised in Chappaqua by parents who worked hard to make ends meet. For nearly three decades, Evelyn has represented our country defending democracy and advancing human rights. 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.