Second Tier 79AD Candidate Outraises County Democrats Favorite

Synopsis of 79AD (Bronx) campaign finance reports:

George Alvarez – Contributions: $41,171; Expenditures: $15,912; Cash on-hand: $25,239

  • Much of Alvarez’s contributions were raised from Upper Manhattan, Bronx and 79AD

  • Notable donors

  • E. Alvarez, $4000 and A. Acosta, $4000 – both reside at 807 Elton Av, Bronx

  • F. Batista, $4000

  • D. Sena, $3500

  • C. Encarnacion, $2400; also residing at 807 Elton Av, Bronx

  • R. Tallaj, $2000

  • F. Tavares, $1000

  • Christian Multiservices (Manhattan), $500

Notable expenditures

  • $7000 in unitemized spending

  • $5000 on lawyers, Maldonado & Cruz PC – 181 E 161st Street, Bronx

  • $3500 on petitions, Rafael Vega

Marsha Michael – Amt raised: $32,929; Amt spent: $10,019; Cash on-hand: $22,909 (Favored candidate of the Bronx County Democratic organization)

  • over 60% donations from LLCs, PACs and Bronx elected officials

  • Trial lawyers, $4000

  • Bronx County Democrats, $12,100

  • only 18 Bronx donors; 1 donor from the 79AD

Notable expenditures

  • Benny Catala (campaign mgr), $2065

  • Jesus Ocasio (petitions), $2000

  • LJW Community Strategies (consultant), $1,000

Raul Rodriguez – Amt raised: $1971; Amt spent: 1998; Cash on-hand, $2.31

**In a telephone interview, Rodriguez claimed an incomplete filing; claims $7,300 cash on-hand

  • Notable contributions

  • Rodriguez loaned his campaign, $553.91

  • Eighteen Bronx donors; two from the 79 AD

Notable expenditures

  • Virtual PBX phone service (web-based), $1000

Frederic Ricks – No disclosure filing made as of July 15 (SBOE)

Latina Jones – No disclosure filing made as of July 15 (SBOE)

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