Campaign finance: Giglio leads the pack in fundraising, spending

10/28/2013 3:30 PM |
BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A group of political signs on the corner of River Road and Route 25.

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | A group of political signs on the corner of River Road and Route 25.

Incumbent Republican Councilwoman Jodi Giglio has both raised and spent more money for her campaign than any other Riverhead Town Board candidate so far this year.

Campaign disclosure reports filed with the New York State Board of Elections through Friday, the last filing period before the Nov. 5 election, show Ms. Giglio – who, along with Councilman John Dunleavy faced a Republican primary earlier this election season – leading the pack in both categories when all campaign receipts and expenditures since the January 2013 filing period are tallied up.

All active fundraising committees are required to filed disclosure reports in January and July, regardless if that candidate is involved in a race. Those who are involved in a primary or general election also must filed additional campaign disclosure reports, both before and after the election, over the course of the year.

Incumbent Republican Supervisor Sean Walter was second in both categories, although he has run two races this year, having unsuccessfully run for county legislature in January  against former Southold Councilman Al Krupski.

Below are the total amounts raised and spent over the course of the year for the following committees, along with the balance they had left through Friday’s filing period.

*Notes: No fundraising committees were listed for Millie Thomas, candidate for town council, or Albie DeKerillis, candidate for county legislature. Also, because some campaign accounts existed prior to this January’s disclosure report, some balances may not reflect this year’s difference between finds raised and spent.

Supervisor
Sean Walter Republican
Raised: $72,482
Spent: $65,759
Balance: $9,931
Angela DeVito Democrat
Raised: $58,938
Spent: $35,549
Balance: $23,387
Town Council
Jodi Giglio Republican
Raised: $82,282
Spent: $76,514
Balance: $11,834
John Dunleavy Republican
Raised: $40,398
Spent: $39,456
Balance: $7,163
Bill Bianchi Democrat
Raised: $30,000
Spent: $12,001
Balance: $17,998
Town committees
Riverhead Republican Committee
Raised: $26,530
Spent: $30,259
Balance: $4,285
Riverhead Democratic Committee
Raised: $55,637
Spent: $42,008
Balance: $18,907
State Assembly
Anthony Palumbo Republican
Raised: $87,940
Spent: $86,517
Balance: $1,414
John McManmon Democrat
Raised: $72,385
Spent: $66,054
Balance: $6,330
County Legislature
Al Krupski Democrat
Raised: $60,450
Spent: $63,340
Balance: $20,289