Reshma Saujani’s campaign for public advocate is getting a boost from Silicon Valley, with contributions from some of high-tech’s biggest names.
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg is among the contributors who will appear in filings the campaign expects to file today with the city’s Campaign Finance Board. Grammy-award winner John Legend also chipped in.
Ms. Saujani, a former deputy public advocate and the founder of the non-profit Girls Who Code, will report raising nearly $154,000 over the past two months, her campaign told Politicker. In total, she has raised $2,180,000 when combined with match funds, they said.
“I’m proud of the outpouring of grassroots support that has helped our campaign expand and grow over the last two months,” Ms. Saujani said in a statement. “These are people that are joining me to fight for opportunity for all New Yorkers and are looking for a Public Advocate that offers something more than the same old ideas.”
Twitter founder Jack Dorsey headlined a fund-raiser in April for Ms. Saujani, whose campaign has been bolstered by the South Asian and start-up communities.
Ms. Saujani also traveled to California this week for a pair of fundraisers in Los Angeles and San Francisco. One of the people on the host committee of the San Francisco event is Randi Zuckerberg, the sister of Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg.
Correction: Mr. Dorsey headlined a fundraiser for Ms. Saujani, did not donate to her campaign.