New York, NY— Today, Scott Stringer announced that his campaign for Mayor of New York City raised over $2 million for the filing period ending January 11, 2020 – including $458,000 in direct contributions and $1.57 million in expected matching funds. To date, Stringer’s haul exceeds $8.3 million – underscoring his widespread support from every corner of New York City and the diverse, progressive coalition behind his campaign.
“Our people-powered campaign has the momentum to go all the way,” said Scott Stringer. “I am so proud of the coalition we’ve built and the support we’ve earned along the way – every virtual town hall, every meeting, every dollar of support brings us closer to City Hall and a better, fairer City for all of us. We need a mayor with the vision and the skills to bring our city back. I am running for mayor to manage the hell out of this town – and show how progressive government can help us overcome our toughest challenges.”
Scott Stringer grew up in Washington Heights in the 1970s. He attended P.S. 152 on Nagle Avenue and I.S. 52 on Academy Street. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Marble Hill and John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, a CUNY school.
Stringer was elected City Comptroller in 2013. Prior to serving as Comptroller, he was Manhattan Borough President from 2006 to 2013 and represented the Upper West Side in the New York State Assembly from 1992 to 2005. He and his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, live in Manhattan with their two children, Max and Miles.