Candidate cites lifelong community service to the area as key factor
Modesto, CA—Sue Zwahlen today announced a surge in local financial support in the wake of her recent announcement to run for Congress. Having entered the race a month before the Federal Elections Commission September 30th fundraising deadline, Zwahlen will report that over 70% of all donations to her campaign come from within Congressional District 10. This is a strong indicator of the strength of her campaign.
In announcing the news, Zwahlen cited her lifelong work and service in the community, as well as her 40-year career as an emergency room nurse and tenure on the Modesto City Schools Board of Education. “I am so pleased with the outpouring of local financial support that I’ve received since making my announcement to run for Congress just over a month ago. There is a true homegrown effort behind me that stems from my long history living and working here. It is so gratifying to see this level of local support for my candidacy,” Zwahlen said.
“As I travel across this district, voters tell me they’re supporting me because I will be ready on day one to work on improving the quality and access to healthcare,” Zwahlen said. “That fact, along with my education policy work and proven ability to bring people together to solve problems are why residents of this Valley are supporting me, ” Zwahlen continued.
Sue Zwahlen is a Democrat running for Congress in California’s 10th District, the seat currently held by Jeff Denham. Sue and her husband, Lynn, live in Modesto, where Lynn began practicing dentistry in 1982 and served for 31 years as a football coach at Modesto’s Davis and Downey High Schools. All six of their children attended Modesto public schools from kindergarten through high school. They have five (soon to be six) grandchildren.