Board Approves $2.9M in Public Funds


The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB) approved $2,925,528 in public matching funds payments to 69 candidates during a public meeting this morning. With today's payments, the Board has issued more than $126 million to candidates in the 2021 elections. The Board has paid more than $17 million to candidates in the general election, while more than $109 million was issued to candidates for the June primary elections.

The payments approved by the Board today are detailed in the table below and will be added to the CFB's campaign finance summary by the end of the day. The CFB's interactive contribution map helps voters see where candidates are raising money within the city. The map shows that nearly 72 percent of all funds raised come from NYC residents and nearly 93 percent of individual contributions are $250 or less. 

To qualify for public funds, candidates must meet fundraising thresholds demonstrating support from within their communities. The eligibility thresholds encourage candidates to raise small contributions from voters living within the city. 

Office Candidate Payment Approved on October 28, 2021
Mayor Eric Adams $60,506
Curtis Sliwa $933,425
Public Advocate Jumaane Williams $51,479
Comptroller Brad Lander $148,457
Borough President - Brooklyn Antonio Reynoso $2,227
Borough President - Manhattan Mark Levine $11,346
Borough President - Queens Donovan Richards $62,671
Borough President - Staten Island Vito Fossella $640,440
Mark Murphy $140,723
Leticia Remauro $39,868
Borough President - Bronx Vanessa Gibson $5,305
Samuel Ravelo $9,186
City Council District 1 Maud Maron $18,410
Christopher Marte $11,680
Jacqueline Toboroff $8,558
City Council District 5 Mark Foley $41,113
Julie Menin $8,444
City Council District 6 Gale Brewer $1,111
City Council District 7 Shaun Abreu $2,111
City Council District 9 Kristin Jordan $2,111
City Council District 10 Edwin De La Cruz $16,216
Carmen De La Rosa $6,229
City Council District 11 Eric Dinowitz $410
City Council District 13 Aleksander Mici $5,672
City Council District 14 Pierina Sanchez $2,111
City Council District 15 Oswald Feliz $7,434
City Council District 18 Amanda Farias $1,361
City Council District 19 Tony Avella $36,753
Vickie Paladino $10,048
City Council District 20 Yu-Ching Pai $14,711
Sandra Ung $8,366
City Council District 22 Tiffany Caban $8,444
Edwin Dejesus $5,012
Felicia Kalan $11,570
City Council District 23 Linda Lee $9,516
James Reilly $25,935
City Council District 24 James Gennaro $46,338
Mujib Rahman $25,388
City Council District 25 Fatima Baryab $8,444
Shekar Krishnan $28,297
City Council District 26 Marvin Jeffcoat $18,476
Julie Won $4,084
City Council District 28 Adrienne Adams $5,135
City Council District 29 Michael Conigliaro $30,457
Lynn Schulman $10,230
City Council District 31 Selvena Brooks-Powers $9,567
Vanessa Simon $7,322
City Council District 32 Joann Ariola $4,314
Felicia Singh $8,444
Kenichi Wilson $4,753
City Council District 34 Jennifer Gutierrez $1,100
City Council District 35 Regina Kinsey $41,046
City Council District 38 Alexa Aviles $2,111
City Council District 39 Shahana Hanif $8,454
City Council District 41 Darlene Mealy $3,452
City Council District 43 Justin Brannan $4,807
Brian Fox $27,186
City Council District 45 Farah Louis $19,011
City Council District 46 Donald Cranston $26,062
City Council District 47 Ari Kagan $10,791
City Council District 48 Steven Saperstein $8,292
Inna Vernikov $16,341
City Council District 49 Kamillah Hanks $59,999
Patricia Rondinelli $4,040
City Council District 50 Sal Albanese $10,820
David Carr $74,945
George Wonica $9,975
City Council District 51 Joseph Borelli $8,444
Olivia Drabczyk $8,444
The payments issued today includes amounts withheld by the CFB from prior public funds payments. The CFB withholds five percent of a campaign's public funds payments until the final payment prior to the election.


The next disclosure reports will be due by midnight on November 29. 


The CFB provides matching funds out of the city's General Fund to qualifying candidates at a rate of $8 for every $1 received from New York City residents, up to the first $175 for donations to City Council and Borough President candidates, and up to $250 for donations to citywide candidates, for a maximum payment-per-resident of $1,400 or $2,000, respectively. 

To qualify for matching funds, candidates must demonstrate support from within their communities by meeting a two-part fundraising threshold and abide by the other requirements set in the Campaign Finance Act. For instance, to qualify for public funding in City Council races, candidates must raise at least $5,000 from city residents. Only the first $175 contributed per city resident counts towards meeting the threshold.

Additionally, City Council candidates must receive at least 75 contributions from residents of the district where they are running. Candidates also must comply with all program rules, including individual contribution limits and a prohibition on collecting contributions from corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships.

The matching rate increased to $8-to-$1 in November 2018 when it was adopted by voters along with other improvements to the matching funds program. For 2021, candidates may choose to participate in the previous program, which provides public funds at a $6-to-$1 matching rate. However, 98 percent of 2021 candidates participating in the program are choosing to abide by the new rules.


The CFB's Candidate Services staff offers candidates extensive support by providing access to trainings, resources, and one-on-one guidance to help campaigns navigate their disclosure requirements and compliance obligations. For the 2021 elections, the agency published a detailed guidance document with the payment schedule, requirements, and applicable deadlines for candidates to follow.


More information about the candidates' campaign finance data is available on the CFB website in the Campaign Finance Summary portal. Individual contributions, campaign spending, intermediaries, and independent expenditures are available in the CFB's Follow the Money database.