Public Financing Dollars Rains on Brooklyn Candidates

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The Campaign Finance Board (CFB) yesterday doled out a whopping $23.3 million in public matching funds to candidates running for office this year, tacking onto the already historic $72.2 million they’ve given out in funds in these and any other races for the last 32 years, said the CFB.

More candidates are registered to run in the 2021 elections than in any previous New York City election cycle, and more than 71 percent of the individual contributions raised are from New York City residents, said CFB.

To qualify for public funds, candidates must meet fundraising thresholds demonstrating support from within their communities, in City Council races that means candidates must raise at least $5,000 from city residents and at least 75 contributions from residents of the district where they are running, said CFB.

The CFB then provides matching funds to qualifying candidates, $8 for every $1 they raise, up to the first $175 for donations to City Council and Borough President candidates.

Overall, 20 candidates for borough president, and 206 City Council candidates have qualified for public funds payments with 103 receiving a maximum public funds payment today, April 15, said CFB.

Here’s a breakdown of what Brooklyn Candidates received yesterday in the borough president’s race and by city council district:

Borough President-

Robert Cornegy, Jr. $190,246

Khari Edwards $60,771

Antonio Reynoso $209,937

Jo Anne Simon $386,933

City Council-

DISTRICT 33

Victoria Cambranes $8,550

Stuart Sherman $31,160

Benjamin Solotaire $5,966

April Somboun $26,440

DISTRICT 34

Jennifer Gutierrez $2,630

DISTRICT 35

Curtis Harris $6,924

Michael Hollingsworth $2

Regina Kinsey $42,277

DISTRICT 36

Tahirah Moore $7,714

Robert Waterman $26,902

DISTRICT 37

Darma Diaz $18,696

Rick Echevarria $75,886

DISTRICT 38

Yu Lin $62,586

Jacqueline Painter $26,524

Ceasar Zuniga $160,444

DISTRICT 39

Briget Rein $5,510

DISTRICT 40

Cecilia Cortez $190

Blake Morris $15,139

DISTRICT 42

Charles Barron $8,436

Wilfredo Florentino $9,074

Nikki Lucas $47

DISTRICT 45

Anthony Beckford $68,218

DISTRICT 46

Donald Cranston $1,338

Judy Newton $160,349

Dimple Willabus $4,826

DISTRICT 47

Ari Kagan $11,020

DISTRICT 48

Binyomin Bendet $104,090

Mariya Markh $59,310

Boris Noble $33,442

Inna Vernikov $74,123

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