Jersey City mayoral challenger Lewis Spears has raised $20k to date, has $4.1k cash on hand

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Jersey City mayoral challenger Lewis Spears has raised $20,051.23 this election cycle and has $4,131.52 on hand, according to campaign finance records.

Jersey City mayoral candidate Lewis Spears. Instagram photo.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The vast majority of his donors live and/or work in Jersey City and gave $100 or less, his October 14th filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission says.

He has spent $16,091.71 to date, with his largest expenditures being $3,810 to rent The Factory for a fundraiser on July 6th and then $2,500 to use Liberty Prime for a fundraiser on September 2nd, the report shows.

Spears filed 10 days late and his campaign sent a copy to HCV on Friday evening upon request. ELEC since made the filing public this morning.

The challenger has his work cut out for him on the fundraising front, with Mayor Steven Fulop sitting on $838,421.52 cash on hand in his personal campaign account after the third quarter.

The two squared off in their first debate on Saturday, which was hosted by the Journal Square Community Association, and will do it it again Thursday at Hudson Media Group at 6 p.m.

The non-partisan Jersey City municipal elections are on November 2nd.