(Terre Haute, IN) Dr. David Orentlicher announced today that he surpassed his fundraising goal for the fourth quarter of 2015. Despite not launching his campaign until mid-November, Orentlicher raised $101,352 by the end of 2015 (plus another $223 from in-kind candidate donations). All of the contributions came from 130 individual donors, with no PAC dollars, and a median contribution of $250. Cash on hand at the end of the year totaled $100,751.69. For a summary of the fourth quarter finance report, click here.
“We are gratified by the strong support we are receiving,” said Orentlicher. “We’ve been emphasizing the need for real economic opportunity in the 8th district, and voters are responding enthusiastically.”
“It’s not right when so many of our children never have a chance to succeed,” added Orentlicher. “For too many children, there are not enough good paying jobs for their parents, their schools are in decline, and their neighborhoods suffer from drug use and other crime.”
“Neither the 8th District’s incumbent, nor Congress as a whole, has stepped up to meet the public’s needs,” said Orentlicher. “The 8th District needs a representative who speaks for the district and a Congress that serves the interests of all Americans. We must ensure that we have an economy that works for everyone and the United States once again is a land of opportunity for all of its citizens.”
David Orentlicher is an educator, physician, attorney, and former three-term member of the Indiana House of Representatives. He has practiced both medicine and law, and he teaches at Indiana University School of Medicine in Terre Haute, IU School of Medicine in Indianapolis, and IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
While directing the medical ethics program at the American Medical Association, Orentlicher drafted the AMA’s first-ever Patients’ Bill of Rights. He also wrote conflicts of interest guidelines that protect the integrity of the patient-physician relationship.
Orentlicher has written many books and articles on a wide range of topics in ethics, law, and medicine. His current project, Economic Inequality and College Admissions Policies, makes the case for revising college admissions policies to address the serious problem of economic inequality in the United States.
Orentlicher’s wife, Judy, is a professor of political science at Indiana University. They have two children.