Thursday, August 3, 2017

Unions and Elected Officials Throw Cash Into Race for Queens Council Seat


CORONA — The crowded race for Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras-Copeland's seat has seen candidate donations from local unions and elected officials — while grass-roots candidates say they're limited in how much money they can raise while they struggle to get on the ballot. 

Assemblyman Francisco Moya — who received the endorsement from unions and Public Advocate Letitia James last week — has raised the most cash, with more than $114,000 in his coffers, records show. 

The Buildings and Construction Trade, District Council 9, SEIU and the Correction Officer's Benevolent Association all gave significant money to his campaign, with many giving the maximum donation of $2,750.

Multiple current City Council members also maxed out for Moya, including Councilmen Donovan Richards, Robert Cornegy and Corey Johnson. 

Despite a later start than his main competitor, Hiram Monserrate, the assemblyman said he's been encouraged by smaller donations coming from residents. 

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Source: (via The Empire Report)

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