Oregon CD5 GOP candidate Willis raises over $50K in 7 weeks

Colm Willis 2016_thb

Colm for Congress

Oregon families, not Washington special interests, power Republican’s candidacy for 5th Congressional district

STAYTON– Today, Colm Willis, a candidate for the Republican nomination in Oregon’s 5th Congressional district, announced he raised over $50,000 in individual contributions in just seven weeks. Willis announced his candidacy on November 9th, and the contributions apply to the fourth quarter FEC deadline which was on December 31st. Willis currently has $43,000 cash on hand. Over 150 individuals contributed to his campaign, making an average donation of just over $300.

“Hard working people here in the 5th District are fighting for their jobs and their families and they deserve a Congressman who will bring their fight to Washington,” said Willis. “I know how hard my supporters worked to earn the money they donated to my campaign and I am grateful for their support. My fundraising shows that I am being backed by hard-working Oregon families, not special interests in Washington.”

Colm Willis is a native Oregonian, a husband and father of two daughters, and a small business lawyer practicing in Stayton. Willis has served as the political director of Oregon Right to Life and as an aide to the Joint Economic Committee in the U.S. Senate.

He attended Willamette University College of law where he earned the Civil Rights Award and graduated first in his class as valedictorian.

Willis is a Republican candidate for Congress in Oregon’s 5th Congressional District. The primary will be held on May 17, 2016. The Republican nominee will face incumbent Rep. Kurt Schrader in the general election.

The Colm for Congress Campaign will report its detailed 4th quarter fundraising totals to the Federal Elections Commission by January 31st, the reporting deadline.