The mayoral campaigns of former Paterson Mayor Jose “Joey” Torres and Council President Andre Sayegh both filed their latest financial reports with the state Election Law enforcement Commission (ELEC).
Former Mayor Torres raised $84,850: $27,650 in contributions of $300 or less, $56,200 above the $300 limit, and $1,000 in in-kind contributions.
He reported $52,445.12 cash-on-hand.
Council President Sayegh raised $190,885 ($16,685.43 in contributions of $300 or less, $119,100 in $300 or more, and $55,099.68 transferred from a prior campaign account).
The candidate has $85,491.86 cash on hand.
Recognizable political donors to Sayegh include Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) ($7,200) and Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop (the Jersey City Democratic Committee with $8,200), first reported by PolitickerNJ, in addition to Assemblyman Tom Giblin (D-34) ($300), Monmouth County Democratic Committee Chairman Vin Gopal ($300), the law firm of Weiner Lesniak, the Committee to Elect Sheila Oliver, Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill, and attorney Joe Hayden.
There are eight candidates in the mayor’s race.
Donna Nelson Ivy, who heads the city’s Health and Human Services Department, reported raising $7,811 and $4,802 cash-on-hand.
Neither incumbent Mayor Jeff Jones, activist David Gilmore, former Councilman Aslon Goow, At-Large Councilman Aslon Goow nor retired administrator Maria Teresa Feliciano had up-to-date ELEC reports this morning.