In the 12th Representative District race, we have a Republican incumbent in Deborah Hudson and two Democratic challengers facing off in primary, Rachel Blumenfeld and Krista Griffith. Both Democratic candidates have been attorneys, with Krista Griffith serving as a Deputy Attorney General, where she was the Assistant Unit Head of the Domestic Violence and Child Abuse Units, and also led the late Attorney General Beau Biden’s Senior Protection Initiative that fought elder abuse. Mrs. Blumenfeld was a public interest attorney that began her career as a law clerk at the Attorney General’s Office. She also worked as a law clerk and domestic violence victims’ advocate at the Women Against Abuse Legal Center. Later, she opened her own private firm. In 2012, she became a special education teacher. She has taught at Gunning Bedford Middle School, Delaware County Community College, The Delaware Met, Kirk Middle School, and McCullough Middle School.
Blumenfeld raised $21,118.36 during the last four months of 2017. She has $16,719.90 cash on hand at the end of the year.
Griffith raised $6,942.00 from October 18, 2017 until the end of the year. She has loaned her campaign $8,561.64. She has $5,748.20 cash on hand.
Deborah Hudson, for her part, raised $5,475.00 over the course of the entire year, and has $35,836.28 cash on hand, which is to be expected of a long serving Republican incumbent.