AP reports: Ackerman led NV-02 fundraising in Quarter 2
Carson City – July 18 – Today the Associated Press first reported that Patricia Ackerman led the NV-02 field in fundraising for 2020’s second quarter.
“We still have a long climb ahead of us, but the wind is at our backs.” Ackerman stated. “Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this race.”
First-time congressional candidate and Democratic challenger Ackerman raised nearly $49,000 to incumbent Rep. Mark Amodei’s $45,000. Amodei has represented NV-02 since 2011 and has the backing of the GOP establishment, including President Trump. Ackerman recently won her seven person Democratic primary with nearly 50% of the vote.
About Patricia Ackerman
Patricia Ackerman is the daughter of Ukrainian immigrants who arrived in this country fleeing the destruction of World War II. Patricia’s mother was forced slave labor for Nazi Germany, while her father almost starved to death in a concentration camp. At the age of 15, Patricia left a home plagued by domestic violence. With a GED in hand, Patricia started her own successful small business as an interior landscape designer at the age of 21. Patricia would go on to become an award-winning stage actress, a member of the Long Beach Mounted Police, an FBI independent contractor, and an accomplished high-altitude mountaineer. Patricia’s greatest driving force in her run for public office is her mother. From 2007-2013, Patricia acted as her mother’s primary caregiver. Toward the end of her mother’s life, Patricia could not find a local doctor who would take medicare in a timely fashion. Having to wait weeks, her mother passed away the day before her appointment. Patricia Ackerman wants to lead the charge in producing a healthcare system that is affordable and accessible to Northern Nevada.