According to ELEC reports filed by candidates running for Bergen County Freeholder, Bergen County’s Democrats are significantly outraising Republicans who are vying for spots on the freeholder board.
Current Freeholder Tracy Silna-Zur has raised $96,680.75 according to an ELEC report filed October 6. Tom Sullivan, who is currently running to secure the seat to which he was assigned after Tedesco left the freeholder board to become executive, has raised just over $87,000 as of his October 6 filing. Freeholder Steve Tannelli has been the weakest fundraiser on the Democratic side, pulling in $24,532 in contributions. His contributions are carried over from his previous primary campaign. Together the group’s contributions have come in at a whopping $208,223.84.
On the Republican side, challenger John Mitchell has done the best job of fundraising, though his number still lags behind even Tannelli. Mitchell has raised $21,971.66 according to an ELEC report filed on October 2. Ken Tyburczy has raised $3,441 as of an October 3 ELEC filing. Daisy Ortiz-Berger has been the weakest fundraiser according to an ELEC report filed on October 14. While she has yet to file a total contributions report in October, she has submitted documentation that she brought in $1,000 in contributions. Total contributions on the Republican side hover at $26,413.32.
Donors on the Democratic side include labor groups like the UA Pipefitters Local 274 PAC, the Port Authority PBA and 164 IBEW, among others. Labor support is notably less on the GOP side, with none of the three candidates receiving contributions from labor groups in their most recent filing.