Kevin Peter Carroll, candidate for the New York City Council for the 43rd District, is proud to announce that he, as of the most recent filing, has raised over $40,000 from 220 different donors mostly in small contributions. In addition he has spent by far the least amount of money on the race out of the candidates so far.
“What my fundraising numbers tell me is something that I always knew, that this is a grassroots campaign,” said Carroll. “We haven’t hired any fancy firms – all of the work has been happening by volunteers in-house. If I was able to raise over $40,000 on my own with only the help of friends and family, it shows that my message is resonating with voters on a level that can’t be quantified.”
Carroll continued, “I much rather be out and talking to people on the street than having back-room meetings with wealthy donors. One of the most important parts of being a councilman is connecting with constituents and this campaign has been preparing me to do just that.”
In addition to the private funds raised, Carroll announced that his report now shows he qualified for the city’s matching fund program. Carroll has claimed over $18,000 raised in six-to-one matchable funds.
Carroll admits that he is far from finished with soliciting donations but he understands that elections are marathons and not sprints. “To borrow from from Lin-Manuel Miranda, there’s a million things this campaign hasn’t yet done but ‘just you wait, just you wait.'”