Senator Smith Raises $86,561; Mike Fitzgerald Raises Just $4,101.
(Davenport, IA) – State Senator Roby Smith announced today that he raised $86,561.76, more than
twenty-one times as much money as his opponent, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald during the last
Smith not only outraised Fitzgerald by a whopping 21:1 ratio, he also reported significantly more
cash on hand. Smith ended the reporting period with $286,375.57 in the bank; Fitzgerald ends the
period with just $73,953.96 – giving Smith a nearly 4:1 cash-on-hand advantage over Fitzgerald.
“I’m very humbled and heartened by the tremendous support our campaign for State Treasurer
continues to receive,” said Senator Smith. “Our message of fiscal responsibility and financial
accountability is resonating across Iowa. People from all over are opening their hearts and their
pocketbooks to us, and blessing our campaign with their time, support, and their personal
investment. I could not be more encouraged.”
With more than $286,000 in the bank as of July 15th , Senator Smith has already raised more money
than any State Treasurer candidate in Iowa history.
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
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 serves on the Scott
Community College Foundation Board.
To learn more about Roby Smith’s campaign, you can visit robysmith.com