Assembly Member Kellner, who is looking to replace City Councilwoman Jessica Lappin in Manhattan’s 5th District, has proved to be one of the strongest contenders. In 53 days, according to Politicker, he has raised $123,000 from 440 contributors. Jessica Lappin will be vacating her seat in her run for borough president to replace Scott Stringer.
The campaign has raised “nearly $40,000 in matchable donations, almost eight times the $5,000 threshold needed to receive matching claims,” said Kellner’s campaign team, and has gained “widespread support from grassroots donors and activists.”
Monetarily, Kellner has pulled far ahead of his main opponent Ben Kallos. Kellner right now is the Chair of Libraries and Information Technology, and is particularly interested in issues pertaining to government corruption, the environment, public health and law enforcement.
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