Phil Janowicz

Congressional candidate Phil Janowicz, challenging Ed Royce in California’s 39th District, today announced he closed out Q2 strong. His campaign raised over $180,000 in just 9 weeks from hundreds of grassroots donations. The average supporter donated just $174. 

“I’m proud of the momentum we’ve been able to create so far,” Janowicz stated. “As a first time candidate, it’s humbling the amount of support we’ve already received. With the primary just under a year away, this unprecedented pace of fundraising for a CA-39 challenger will allow us to continue to build a well-funded campaign in the months ahead.”

In addition to fundraising, Janowicz has already been active in the district. He’s spoken at numerous events across the community, hosted successful meet-and-greets, and met thousands of voters in just two short months.

“We know it’s going to take a movement to flip this district,” Janowicz said. “I’m encouraged by the energy. People are paying attention, and they’re sick of the Ed Royce and Donald Trump agenda. They’re angry over the healthcare vote, but more than that, they’re tired of being ignored by Washington politicians.”

Today’s announcement comes on the heels of several recent articles and profiles that illustrate Janowicz’s increasing momentum:

– Profiles of his campaign in The LA Times and Chemistry World

– A write-up in nationally distributed Forbes Magazine


– His op-ed on the Paris Accords published in The Voice of OC

-Coverage of his announcement in Roll Callthe LA TimesThe Daily Titan, and The OC Register

CA-39 has been recognized nationally as a top pickup opportunity for Democrats in 2018. Hillary Clinton won the district with a majority of the vote by 8.6 points. The Republican registration advantage has shrunk dramatically since the district was drawn in 2011 and is now under 2 points. The nationally respected Cook Political Report moved this district away from the “Likely Republican” column and notes a “political outsider” is ideal to take on Ed Royce.

About Phil: Phil Janowicz is President and CEO of Quill & Abacus, an education consulting firm focused on narrowing the opportunity gap for first-generation and low-income students. He formerly taught chemistry at CSUF. There, he founded the Supplemental Instruction (SI) program for Chemistry, which provides extra instruction, mentoring, and support for students. Phil lives in Buena Park with his wife, Angela, a native of Rowland Heights and an English teacher at Fullerton College. They have two dogs, Molly and Jasmine, and a cat named Arya.