Democratic congressional candidate Dave Clegg on Thursday reported having raised $220,000 in his bid for the Hudson Valley House seat held by Republican Rep. John Faso.

Clegg has $180,000 in cash on hand amid his first fundraising quarter of being in the race.

“John Faso first voted to make healthcare unaffordable for more than 20 million Americans and now his party is trying to jam through tax cuts for the top 1%,” Clegg said in a statement. “It’s time we stood up for the little guy again and focus on growing our economy so that it works for everyone.”

Clegg is one of a more than a half dozen Democrats vying for the nomination to take on Faso in the battleground 19th congressional district next year.

Clegg lives in Woodstock and has worked as a civil rights attorney and serves as chair of the Ulster County Human Rights Commission. His campaign touted his having lived in the district for the last 35 years.