Mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner won the most financial support from contributors with real estate ties than any of his opponents — and even all the candidates for every other city office, a review of the latest campaign records filed yesterday reveals.
The former congressman took in $85,011 from 66 real estate-related donors from May 12 to July 11, just over 10 percent of the $828,886 he received during the two month-period, records with the New York City Campaign Finance Board show.
Weiner’s donors included Ralph Sitt, a principal at Sitt Asset Management, and Jed Garfield, president of residential brokerage Leslie J. Garfield Real Estate, who each gave $2,500. Ben Ashkenazy, CEO of Ashkenazy Acquisition, Harold Fetner, CEO of Durst Fetner Residential and Julien Studley, the retired founder of the commercial brokerage that bears his name, each gave $2,475.
Other contributions came from Robert Knakal, chairman of Massey Knakal Realty Services, who wrote a check for $2,000, and Joseph Sitt, CEO of Thor Equities, who ponied up $400, the records show.
Christine Quinn, City Council Speaker, took in $22,585 in real estate related contributions, making up about 5 percent of her total of $463,400. Her contributors included Douglas Elliman agent Eric Friedberg and DDG Partners CEO Joseph McMillan, who each gave $2,475, the records show.
Nearly 450 individuals involved in the real estate industry contributed $369,023 to campaign coffers of candidates for all city offices — including mayor, borough president and City Council. The real estate-related dollars accounted for about 8.6 percent of the $4.28 million that was contributed in the filing period, the review of the city records show.
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