District 3 candidate Kellen Curry’s campaign raises over $200K in three months

District 3 candidate Kellen Curry’s campaign raises over $200K in three months
Congressional candidate Kellen Curry. (Photo from the Curry campaign)

Republican congressional candidate Kellen Curry launched his campaign in the race for District 3 in April. Three months later, his campaign has raised more than $200,000.

“We knew we had to demonstrate strength right out of the gate,” Curry said in a statement. “I am proud of our small but mighty team for all the work we put in and I am humbled by the hundreds of people that made a downpayment on our ultimate goal of winning this race so we can get back to doing the business of the people.”

His campaign funds were raised by registered Federal Election Commission committees, including Friends of Kellen Curry and the Honest Leadership PAC, and from local and national donors.

“I want to thank the many constituents, business owners and community leaders in the district who have reached out to us over the last three months,” Curry said in a statement. “The trust they have shown in our candidacy to listen to their issues and viewpoints is extremely humbling yet invigorating because we have the opportunity to make a real difference.”

With the 3rd Congressional District currently represented by George Santos, the infamous Republican who was caught in a web of lies and now faces a 13-count federal indictment, Curry’s platform is based on reinstilling trust for the District 3 constituents.

“What we’re really focusing on right now is making sure that we draw attention to the current state of leadership,” Curry previously said in an interview with Blank Slate. “Quite frankly, nothing happens if we don’t have leadership that we can believe in.”

Curry’s campaign platform is also based on limited government, low taxes, strong national defense, free market enterprise and safe communities.

“People resonate with our message of sticking to kitchen-table issues that matter to families and not getting caught up with other distractions taking place,” Curry said in a statement. “…There is too much on the line now, and we must get this right to help families thrive and protect the next generation.”

Curry, a Queens resident who lives just outside the 3rd District, is an Afghanistan war veteran and former vice president at J.P. Morgan. He completed two tours of duty in Afghanistan and currently serves in the Air Force Reserves, according to his campaign website.

After graduating from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 2009, Curry was on active duty for eight years, delivering cybersecurity technology to the military.

He served as a vice president for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Banking Division from 2019-2023.

He has an MBA from George Washington University School of Business and a Master’s of Science in Sports Business.

Santos announced in April that he would be running for re-election in 2024, despite GOP groups saying they will not back him going forward. He sent a letter in March to the Federal Election Commission saying he would run for re-election.

Santos has recently appeared in court for his 13-count federal indictment, pleading not guilty in June.

His federal indictment includes seven counts of wire fraud, three counts of money laundering, one count of theft of public funds and two counts of making materially false statements to Congress.

If convicted of the top charges, Santos could face up to 20 years in prison.

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