The “Leadership that Listens” Hoboken Board of Education slate raised $27,607.40 and have $17,432.65 cash on hand, according to their 29-day report filed with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC).
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
The filing, made on October 11th, shows that Councilman-at-Large Jim Doyle gave $1,000 on September 29th, while Councilwoman-at-Large Emily Jabbour donated a total of $750 last month.
Additionally, Board of Education President Sharyn Angley donated $500 total, with two of her colleagues on the board, Trustees Tom Kluepfel and Ailene McGuirk, contributing $400 and $1,000, respectively.
The three candidates themselves, Leslie Norwood, Antonio Graña, and Trustee Alex De La Torre, have loaned the campaign $5,000, the report shows.
Furthermore, they show $4,528.35 in total disbursements, with their largest spend being $1,100.42 for hands outs, palm cards, and flyers at the Minuteman Press in Secaucus on September 13th.
The “Kids First” slate, their main opposition in the November 8th race, reported $1,350 in donations over $300: $1,000 from candidate Pavel Sokolov and $350 total (one $200 donation and one $150 donation) from Ed Reep.
At that point, the team fundraised $4,892.84 (not including Sokolov’s loan) and had $3,142.84 cash on hand, according to Joseph Branco, their campaign manager.
He said they filed a C-1 form, which is for slates that plan on raising $11,000 or less for an election cycle, and it does not have spaces designated for those figures.
Their largest expenditure, according to their October 12th filings, has been with Massachusetts-based Vista print, spending a total of $4,460.46 between mid-September and early October.
They have also bought advertisements with three different media outlets (including this one): $600 with HCV, $750 with TapInto Hoboken, and $2,000 with The Pulse with Peter B.
The two independent candidates in the race, John Madigan, a former BOE trustee, and Patricia Waiters, did not file 29-day reports with ELEC, according to their online database.
Editor’s note: This story was updated with new information from Kids First campaign manager Joseph Branco.