Since he declared his candidacy back in September, Khan has raised more than $200,000 and apparently has about the same amount in cash on hand. This includes 450 donors with an average under $500.
“The outpouring of support for my campaign demonstrates a desire for change, and assures that I will be able to communicate my story of fighting corruption and violence to Philadelphians looking for fresh leadership and a fairer system of justice,” Khan stated. “It is simply not acceptable that Seth Williams concealed tens of thousands of dollars in questionable gifts while punishing others for failing to report far less, that he continues to hide his tax returns from the public, and that he refuses to answer questions about the federal investigation that has put a cloud of suspicion over our District Attorney’s Office. It’s time to move Philadelphia forward with a fresh start.”
The campaign also revealed some key campaign hires.
Brendan McPhillips will serve as General Consultant while Dean Levitan and Trish Hoppey of The Pivot Group is in charge of direct mail and strategy consulting. Finally, SP Media Group’s Terrie Pickerill and Ken Snyder are media consultants.
“These folks have records of winning campaigns nationally and right here in Philadelphia,” Khan added. “I’m excited to have them on board to help me provide Philadelphians a more honest and fairer criminal justice system that works for everyone.”