On Tuesday, we shared the most recent fundraising numbers in the District 19 race. This time, we’ll take a look at the numbers for the 10 candidates running in District 23.
Leading the pack is nonprofit executive and community board member Linda Lee, who raised $61,000, according to the Campaign Finance Board. She has met the qualifying threshold for matching funds, and is the first candidate in the race to do so.
According to Lee’s campaign, Lee received more than 400 donors, including over 140 from within the district. She launched her campaign some three months ago.
“I am grateful for the incredible outpouring of support from neighbors, friends and members of the community who want to see a new type of leader in Eastern Queens,” Lee said.
Organizer Jaslin Kaur, who is backed by DSA and the Working Families Party, raised $35,000. According to her Twitter feed, Kaur’s campaign has received a whopping 1,132 donors, including 947 unique donors. The average contribution was $37.
Community Board 2 District Manager Debra Markell is third in the race in terms of fundraising after raising $26,000. Community activist Harpreet Toor raised $19,000.
Other candidates in the race include Sanjeev Jindal with $16,500, Steve Behar with nearly $9,000 and Seth Breland with $6,000. Three other candidates have raised less than $1,000.