Jersey City Ward F council hopeful Gilmore has raised $23k to date, $19k cash on hand


Jersey City Ward F council candidate Frank “Educational” Gilmore has raised $23,408 to date and has 18,850.16 cash on hand, according to an October 19th filing with the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (NJ ELEC).

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

The October 19th filing, submitted just over two weeks late and his first filing since declaring his candidacy on July 2nd, also shows that Gilmore has spent just $4,557.84 on expenses.

His biggest expenditure to date was $850 to rent O’Leary’s for a fundraiser on June 16th.

Most of his donors gave $500 or less, with his biggest contributor being Brenda Williams, who lists her employer as the Bees Construction Group, who contributed $3,000 between May and July (three $1,000 payments).

Amy Torres, an organizer for the Hudson County Progressive Alliance and a downtown county committeewoman, has also given $900 to Gilmore’s campaign to date, the report says.

Ward F Councilman Jermaine Robinson, who is running on Mayor Steven Fulop’s ticket, called out Gilmore for not filing last week, noting he posted on social media earlier this month that he raised $30,000 and yet had still not publicly disclosed his donors.

Vernon Richardson, the third candidate in the race and an aide to Fulop, still does not have a filing available on NJ ELEC’s online database.

The non-partisan Jersey City municipal elections are on November 2nd, with early voting available between October 23rd and October 31st.

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