FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 27 2021
Democrat Will Rollins Announces More Than $100,000 raised 24 Hours after Launching
Former counterterrorism and counterintelligence federal prosecutor brings in over $100,000 just 24 hours after launching his campaign
CANYON LAKE, CA — Today, Democrat Will Rollins announced he raised more than $100,000 just 24 hours after launching his campaign to flip California’s 42nd Congressional District blue.
“I am overwhelmed by the outpouring of support I have received since launching our campaign to defeat vulnerable Ken Calvert yesterday,” said Rollins. “The energy and excitement from Democrats prove people are sick and tired of his extremist conspiracy theories. Southern California working families are excited to join us in the fight to defeat Calvert next year.”
About Will Rollins
Will Rollins is from a family of Republicans and Democrats and is running for Congress because the attack on the U.S. Capitol underscored why America needs a new generation of leaders to end toxic divisions that threaten our democracy and prevent us from solving problems together.
After attending Dartmouth and Columbia Law School, Rollins clerked for two federal judges in California. He began tackling injustice as an Assistant U.S. Attorney, protecting the public from white-collar criminals, including a Ponzi scheme organizer who defrauded dozens of seniors out of their retirement savings, as well as a corrupt physician who sold opiates for cash. Rollins later joined the Terrorism and Export Crimes Section of the National Security Division, where he prosecuted an electrical engineer for conspiring to send microchips with missile guidance applications to China, Iranian nationals for violating U.S. sanctions on Tehran, a reported QAnon follower for an attack at the Port of Los Angeles, and some of the insurrectionists who attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6th.
Coming of age at a time when being gay was literally a crime in some states, Rollins and his partner Paolo know that government-sponsored discrimination has lasting effects on all Americans, our economy, and our national security. That has motivated Rollins to improve the lives of others who face discrimination. Rollins’s mother and father, a public defender and journalist, respectively, stressed the importance of justice and free speech at a young age. His parents taught him that although the system may not be perfect, every generation has a responsibility to improve it. With this lesson in mind, Rollins is running for Congress to serve the 42nd district of California and bring justice and accountability back to Washington.