Ward E Councilman Steven Fulop, running for mayor in the May 2013 election, today announced he has raised nearly $250,000 in the quarter that ended October 15.
Of the nearly 400 donors who contributed to Fulop’s mayoral campaign during the quarter that ended Sept. 30, 64 percent are residents representing all wards in Jersey City, according to a release from the Fulop campaign.
Nearly 66 percent of the donors contributed $100 or less while 60 percent contributed $50 or less.
“Our fundraising is demonstrating exactly what our polling shows – that we have widespread grassroots support throughout Jersey City,” Fulop said. “We received the vast majority of our contributions from Jersey City residents in small donations and even some early support from labor. Our message of restoring trust, confidence and a government structure that we can be proud of has clearly resonated with residents.”
Fulop, who announced his intention to run for mayor earlier this year, has raised more than $1 million to date. The councilman has more than $700,000 cash on hand to mount a campaign.
Incumbent Mayor Jerry Healy had $99,989.40 COH as of the period ending on July 16, and raised $51,275 in that quarter.
“Despite the mayor’s endorsements from a string of political cronies and others who profit off city taxpayers, we continue to receive support from a broad swath of city residents who demand more from their elected representatives in City Hall,” Fulop said.