Maggart Sets New Fundraising Benchmark

Press Release from Rep. Debra Maggart, R-Hendersonville; Jan. 19, 2012:

Sumner Representative and Chairman of the House GOP Caucus Establishes New Fundraising Standard for Sumner County

HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn.– With the release of her financial disclosure report today, Representative Debra Maggart (R-Hendersonville) set a new benchmark for fundraising at the State House level in Sumner County.

Documents made available today reveal Maggart has amassed over $100,000 in her campaign account – more funds than any previous Republican individual who has served Sumner County in the Tennessee House of Representatives. The total comes from both her personal campaign account and her leadership PAC, known as MOMPAC.

“I am humbled by the incredible level of support and trust I have received from our community,” stated Maggart, who also serves as the Chairman of the House Republican Caucus. “Serving the good people of Sumner County has been an honor and I know this scope of financial support is rare for a legislator, especially in tough economic times as these. I am grateful for the trust the voters of Sumner County have shown in my abilities as their Representative.”

As the Chair of the House Republican Caucus, Maggart has played an influential role in leading the state’s Republican Majority in the General Assembly. Under her leadership, the Majority has balanced the State budget and cut over $1 billion dollars in wasteful government spending, all while protecting Tennessee’s status as a no income tax State.

Maggart concluded, “While I am privileged to have received this level of investment, I will not stop fighting for the principles that have made our community strong. I will continue to always put Sumner County first in my legislative priorities. As a Representative, my first job is to always listen and then serve the will of my constituents; that will never change.”

At the conclusion of the most recent financial reporting period, Maggart’s personal campaign account totaled over $96,000. In her PAC, the total stands at $9,533.74. Together, the total equals a record-setting amount for any Republican State House candidate in the 45th District.