With much less chatter and attention than some other citywide elected officials, Queens Councilman John Liu has raised $1,002,771 for an undetermined race, according to recent figures filed with the city’s Campaign Finance Board.
Liu seems to have capitalized to spectacular effect on his status as the first Asian-American elected to the council, drawing heavily from Asian-American New Yorkers for his total.
Other notable filings include Councilman David Weprin’s $817,136 for the city comptroller’s race, Councilman Eric Gioia’s $726,618 for an undisclosed race, and Public Advocate Betsy Gotbaum’s $163,965.
UPDATE: The CFB updated some paperwork which puts Weprin’s contributions now at $978,011.
– Azi Paybarah