CFB Issues Public Funds in the City Council District 45 Primary Election


The New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB) issued public matching funds payments to two candidates in the primary election for City Council District 45 today. This is the second public funds payment in the primary election for Council District 45. The CFB will make a third and final payment to qualifying candidates on June 20th. The primary election will be held on June 25th. See the table for a summary of payments to candidates who have registered with the CFB in this race:


Candidate May 31
June 7 Payment Total
 Alexis, Anthony -- -- --
 Chandler-Waterman, Monique R $49,628 $16,948 $66,576
 Louis, Farah N -- $75,308 $75,308
 Rose, Xamayla D -- -- --
Total $49,628 $92,256 $141,884

 Improvements to the matching funds program were adopted by voters in November 2018 and a law passed by the City Council in January applied those changes to all elections starting in 2019. Under the new limits and thresholds, the CFB provides public matching funds to qualifying City Council candidates at a matching rate of $8-to-$1 for the first $175 contributed by city residents. Each contribution from a New York City resident is eligible for a maximum matching funds payment of $1,400.

Candidates had the choice of participating in the new program or in the old program, with a higher contribution limit and a $6-to-$1 matching rate. All candidates opted-in to the new $8-to-$1 program.

Candidates must comply with all program rules, including individual contribution limits and a prohibition on contributions from corporations, limited liability companies, and partnerships, to be eligible for public funds.

To qualify for public matching funds, candidates must meet the nonpartisan objective criteria set in the law. In the election, candidates must receive a minimum of 75 contributions from residents of the 45th City Council District, and must receive at least $5,000 in match-eligible contributions from city residents. Only the match-eligible portion of any contribution may count towards the threshold. 

The CFB's Candidate Guidance and Policy staff offers extensive support to campaigns, providing access to training, resources, and one-on-one guidance to help them navigate their disclosure requirements and compliance obligations.

More information about the candidates' campaign finance data is available on the CFB website in the Campaign Finance Summary portal. Individual contribution data is available in the Follow the Money database.