Smith Raises More in 2021 Than Fitzgerald Raised in Previous Decade

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(14 January 2021) Davenport, IA – The Smith for Treasurer campaign announced the campaign fundraising totals for 2021, reporting raising $134,686 during 2021 with 98% of the contributions coming from Iowa.  The campaign ended the year with $144,530 cash on hand.   

“We’re thrilled with the overwhelming support we’ve received from Iowans who are ready for a change in the State Treasurer’s office.  In just three short weeks, since our announcement and amid the holiday’s, we brought in $105,689 to kick start our campaign.  Iowans are eager for a Treasurer who understand the challenges of the 21st Century,” said Smith.

Smith’s fundraising numbers are even more impressive when compared to Mike Fitzgerald’s fundraising history.  In the most recent publicly available reports from Iowa Ethics, Fitzgerald shows raising from Jan 1, 2011, through December 31, 2020, a total of $125,400 for his campaign.   

“Our early fundraising successes coupled with the public endorsements of Governor Reynolds and the entire republican Congressional delegation is a clear indicator of the strong viability of our campaign,” added Smith.

After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in Business Administration, Roby Smith worked for nearly a decade as a local banker in the Davenport area before becoming a small business owner and running for the Iowa legislature. Roby is currently an unpaid member of the local U.S. Bank Board and volunteers to teach financial literacy to students through the Junior Achievement program.

Roby Smith and his wife, Kari, live in Davenport, IA with their four children. The family is active at Trinity Lutheran Church and Roby volunteers with area youth sports and also serves on the Scott Community College Foundation Board.