Cornegy leads Brooklyn BP race in fundraising

Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, left, would be the first woman to serve as Brooklyn borough president.

With a dozen candidates running to replace Eric Adams as Brooklyn borough president, we’re looking into the fundraising numbers that have come out after the January 15th filing deadline.

Leading the pack is Bed-Stuy Councilman Robert Cornegy, who has raised nearly $250,000 in the race. Second is Assemblywoman Jo Anne Simon, who collected nearly $243,000, according to the Campaign Finance Board.

According to Simon’s campaign, Brooklyn residents made up over 80 percent of her 800 unique contributors. More than 90 percent of her donors are from New York City.

If elected, Simon would be the first woman to serve as Brooklyn borough president. She has been endorsed by State Senator Velmanette Montgomery, 504 Democratic Club, Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats, Lambda Independent Democrats of Brooklyn and the Jim Owles Liberal Democratic Club.

Williamsburg/Bushwick Councilman Antonio Reynoso has raised over $166,000 in the race, while Khari Edwards has amassed nearly $145,000 in contributions.

Other notable candidates include Councilman Mathieu Eugene with $38,000, Kimberly Council with $47,000, and Lamor Whitehead-Miller with $22,000.

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