Fundraising begins in contested local races
The first glimpse into the campaign war chests of local candidates is now available.
Republican Saratoga County Sheriff hopeful Michael Zurlo was the biggest fundraiser in Saratoga County, according to the most recent filings with the state Board of Elections. He raised about $17,000, which was about 34 times what was raised by his opponent for the Republican nomination, Jeff Gildersleeve.
A breakdown of campaign finances is available below. The filings, which were due on Monday, represent funds raised during a six-month period.
The second most fundraising was done by Democrat Peter Martin, who is vying to be one of the supervisors from Saratoga Springs. He raised more than $11,000, but did it by loaning his campaign $10,000. Martin also spent more than any other candidate in the last six months, using a little more than $4,000 from his war chest.
The only Saratoga Springs mayoral candidate whose paperwork is on the state Board of Elections website is Republican Shauna Sutton, who has about $8,700 in her war chest. Democratic mayor hopeful Joanne Yepsen's filing is not up yet, but she had a little more than $6,000 in her January filing and released a statement saying she raised at least $17,000 in the last six months.
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