Thursday, January 12, 2012

Borough President candidate Scissura raises $126,765; yes, there are developers on the list (and auto dealers, bakers, etc.)

The heir apparent in the Brooklyn Borough President's race is doing pretty well. The New York Post reported today, in Markowitz’s top advisor off to record start in 2013 Brooklyn Beep race:
Carlo Scissura, senior advisor to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, last night said he’s hauled in a whopping $126,765 for the latest filing period for the campaign to succeed his term-limited boss. The total, which includes more than $123,000 cash on hand, represents the largest inaugural filing for any new Brooklyn Borough President candidate in city history, officials said. The warchest was raised in only 100 days.

...“Brooklynites need a borough president who can create jobs, increase access to affordable housing, and make sure our kids are getting the kind of top-notch education they deserve. “Brooklyn has changed and evolved in incredible ways over the past decade. With my experience working for Marty and in the private sector, on issues from job creation to education, I know I can help Brooklyn move forward in the years to come.”
So who contributed? The press release, according to the Post, said the filings "will show 250 donors, including 198 Brooklynites, with 193 of the Brooklyn donors believed to be eligible for matching funds – nearly doubling the 100-donor threshold required to qualify for public matching funds.”

And the list is out

Among those giving the largest amount, $3850, were four principals in a Bay Ridge auto dealership, from four people in Villabate-Alba Bakery, and Joseph Douek Chief Executive Officer and owner of Willoughby’s Camera.

Among those involved in development, there was $250 each from David, Jane, and Jed Walentas of Two Trees Management, plus $1000 each from three other Two Trees employees. He also got $1000 each from three members of the Chera Family (Crown Acquisitions) and from three members of the Laboz family (United American Land).

I didn't see any contributions from those associated with Forest City Ratner. Scissura, who stepped down from Chief of Staff for this race, co-leads the Atlantic Yards District Service Cabinet, among other AY-related duties.

Who'll run against Scissura? Maybe state Senator Eric Adams or Council Member Dominic Recchia. Or maybe Council Member Letitia James, should she decide not to pursue a citywide run for Public Advocate.
Carlo Scissura Campaign Finance Report

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