Showing a Broad Coalition of Support from Nearly 500 Donors Levine Begins Raising for the General Election, Having Capped in Matchable Funds Last Filing Period
NEW YORK, NY (May 16, 2013) – Democratic District Leader Mark D. Levine has raised over $110,000 in total from a broad coalition of nearly 500 supporters, leading the crowded field in fundraising for the City Council’s 7th District. Levine leads his 12 opponents in every fundraising category: most funds raised, most donors, and most cash on hand. Additionally, 67% of his donations are $100 or less, signaling large on-the-ground support for his campaign. Levine has begun raising funds for a general election run, having far exceeded CFB's threshold for in-district donors needed to qualify for matching funds.
Notable donors this filing period include progressive activist Jonathan Soros, Congressman Jerry Nadler, and City Councilmember Robert Jackson.
“I am truly honored to have the support of nearly 500 members of our community,” Mark Levine Candidate for 7th District City Council said. “Ever since we capped in matchable funds the campaign has continued moving forward on fundraising for the general election. In the past two months alone we have received major labor and progressive advocacy group endorsements, and I am excited to share that our momentum is just as strong in our fundraising efforts. . We are excited to enter petitioning season with our strong supporters as our work continues.”