Breaking News: Rafael Salamanca Raises Nearly $50K for City Council Special Election

Democrat Rafael Salamanca Jr., candidate for the New York City Council for District 17 in the Bronx, announced that he will report $49,715 raised by his campaign in tomorrow’s January 15 filing deadline. He will report $44,689 cash on-hand. This will be the first filing due for candidates running in next month’s Special Election to succeed former Council Member Maria del Carmen Arroyo.

Salamanca, who is participating in the New York City Campaign Finance Board Matching Funds Program, also announced that $5,070 he has raised is eligible for the program’s 6:1 match in public funds ($30,420) and that he has passed the in-district threshold requirement with 76 contributions.

As a result, Salmanca will have $80,135 in funding to launch his campaign. Salamanca is on track to raise the maximum amount of funds allowed under the city’s Campaign Finance Board.

“I’m incredibly proud of the amount of support my campaign has received, and the amount of momentum we continue to gain,” said Salamanca.  “With such a short window to get out our message, we’re going to keep working hard, and I look forward to continue to talk to my neighbors about how I will be a strong voice on Council.”

Friday’s filing deadline is the first for the Special Election and covers all funds raised through January 11th.  The Special Election will take place on Tuesday, February 23rd.


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