Marc Leavitt, Democratic candidate for Queens Borough President, is the only candidate for that office who has qualified for public campaign matching funds, according to today’s Campaign Finance Board announcement. Notably, incumbent Helen Marshall, who is running for a third term since term limits were lifted, has raised less than half of the minimum required, as of her campaign’s most recent filing.
None of Marc’s three opponents who have filed nominating petitions has come close to raising the $44,588 threshold of matchable donations. As of his last filing, Marc received over 500 separate contributions, nearly twice as many as any other candidate.
“Being the only candidate to qualify for matching funds shows who has real grassroots support in Queens,” said Leavitt. “This is especially significant, since I am challenging an incumbent who has all the institutional support.”