New York, NY – Scott Stringer today became the first candidate for mayor to reach eligibility for the maximum amount of public matching funds. As of the filing period that closed on May 17, Stringer is eligible to receive the maximum of $6,476,444 in matching funds from the New York City Campaign Finance Board (CFB). This new filing brings Stringer’s total fundraising haul north of $10.2 million — underscoring the strength and support of his campaign in every corner of the city.
Previously, the campaign had raised $3,473,930 in contributions and received $5,324,940 in matching funds, with an additional $280,260 scheduled to be paid in the final payout by the CFB.
In the filing period that closed on May 17, the campaign raised $1.2 million, including expected matching funds. The campaign raised approximately $270,000 in direct contributions, of which $120,000 was eligible for matching funds. This is more than the $224,000 the campaign raised in the preceding two-month filing period, of which $89,000 was eligible for matchable funds.
Comptroller Scott Stringer said, “I hear from New Yorkers every day that they believe in our bold vision for the future of this city, and they are willing to invest in that future to elect a Mayor who is ready on day one. From the beginning, we have been speaking directly to New Yorkers in every neighborhood and every borough, online and at subway stations, on street corners, in parks, and at churches. New Yorkers want a mayor with a progressive vision, detailed plans, and a proven track record to bring real change to City Hall. I’m ready to lead our city’s greatest comeback from our greatest crisis and build a city that is fairer and more equitable for all New Yorkers.”
Scott Stringer was born and raised in Washington Heights. 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.