Press Release

Hofmeister Passes Half Million Raised in Less Than 90 Days

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gubernatorial challenger Joy Hofmeister announced today that her campaign raised well over half a million dollars in less than 90 days. This fundraising total represents the campaign’s first filing period in the last quarter of 2021 and a surge of grassroots support from Democrats, Republicans and Independents across Oklahoma. The $540,000+ raised by Hofmeister is more than any gubernatorial candidate raised last election cycle during the same reporting quarter. Hofmeister also out-raised Kevin Stitt’s previous quarter in the current election cycle.

In addition, 95% of contributions came from Oklahoma residents representing rural, suburban and urban communities from more than 1,500 individual donors. This filing shows that Hofmeister is well-positioned to ignite voter enthusiasm and challenge Stitt in this year’s general election.

“The momentum is building and I’m humbled by the engagement and swift support we’ve received from all over Oklahoma,” says State Superintendent Hofmeister. “People are fed up with politics as usual and are clearly ready to join our campaign to make lives better for regular folks, not partisan politicians. To the hundreds of Oklahomans who have contributed a portion of their paycheck to this race and to a better future for our kids — thank you! I feel an immense responsibility to represent your values, and please know, I will never be out worked.”

Small-dollar contributors will be a powerful group for Hofmeister. With almost 10% of donors choosing to give monthly recurring gifts, the campaign is already securing a steady stream of long-term support.

Campaign manager Brigette Zorn says it’s not surprising that Hofmeister appeals to such a diverse group of donors. “She has a record of getting things done and bringing people together. And the success of these first 90 days has been a testament to not only Joy’s hard work, but also to her strong reputation for being a collaborative and effective leader.”