Following on yesterday’s blog post about campaign financing in Yorktown, the fact that two Town Board candidates raised more than $60,000 between them is only slightly more impressive than their party’s fiscal feats.
The Yorktown Democratic Committee has spent more than $55,000 during the current campaign season, state Board of Elections filings show. That’s in addition to the $68,000 Democratic candidates Don Peters, for supervisor, and Vishnu Patel and Dave Paganelli for Town Board, have spent.
There’s some overlap, though. Democratic candidates’ committees have, as part of their campaign spending, given over $25,000 to the town Democratic Committee. That includes $10,500 from Peters since July and $4,000 from Patel after he forced his way onto the ticket with September’s primary win.
(Photos: Supervisor Don Peters, Yorktown Democratic Chairwoman Patricia Mulligan)
Paganelli and county legislative candidates Mike Kaplowitz and Domenic Volpe each gave the party $2,000, while Town Justice hopeful Matt Metz gave $1,823. Unopposed Highway Superintendent Eric DiBartolo gave $2,800.
How does the local GOP compare? The Yorktown Republican Committee has collected $3,000 in contributions and reports no spending, while the Yorktown Republican Campaign Committee raised no moeny but spent $8,240. (The numbers don’t reflect cash already on hand or other receivables.)
A complete report on the campaign picture will run this weekend in The Journal News.