On the way to March 25 to sign the first petition, three candidates in the 22nd district were way ahead in terms of fundraising.
The borough includes Astoria, East Elmhurst, Rikers Island, and parts of Long Island City and Woodside. The city council of Costa Constantinides (D-Astoria) cannot run due to term restrictions.
All figures are taken from the city’s Campaign Finance Board website and can be found at the link bit.ly/2NEHHDy.
Attorney and longtime defense attorney Tiffany Cabán, assisted by Constantinides, led the pack, mostly Democrats, with $ 170,487 in the bank, according to her latest financial report. She has spent $ 82,283, the second highest spending amount reported in the last round of filings.
Educator Leonardo Bullaro reported $ 162,576 in cash for the final ballot. He spent $ 41,152.
Evie Hantzopoulos, a member of Community Board 1 since 2010, reported a remaining balance of $ 120,623 in the bank. She has spent the most on her campaign to date, reporting $ 91,360 in spend.
Nicholas Velkov, a community activist and founder of a yoga business, ranked fourth at $ 16,419 and campaign spend at $ 31,593.
Bullaro (US $ 160,443), Cabán (US $ 160,206), Hantzopoulos (US $ 416,444) and Velkov (US $ 39,376) have received related public funding.
Felicia Kalan, the only Republican woman, has $ 6,511 in the bank. Journalist Catherina Gioino reported $ 5,814.
Edwin DeJesus, who told The Chronicles in February that he was seeking the Greens nomination, still reported $ 2,915 in cash.
All Democrats who qualify for the main election with enough valid signatures will compete against each other on June 22nd. The general election will take place on November 2nd.