Glen Cove, NY – Congressman Tom Suozzi, a common sense Democrat running for Governor of New York, today announced that in his first fundraising report he will report $5,245,224.64 cash on hand. Suozzi’s message of reducing taxes, tackling crime, and helping New York’s troubled schools is resonating with voters and translating into financial support for his campaign.
“As Tom introduces himself to voters across the State, they will see that he is the only candidate talking about reducing crime, lowering taxes, and helping our troubled schools and that will resonate with New Yorkers,” said Kim Devlin, Senior Advisor. “Voters want a candidate with proven executive experience, common sense solutions, and a willingness to work with Democrats and Republicans to tackle the serious problems New York faces. That’s Tom Suozzi.”
Suozzi raised $3,322,790 in his first six weeks as a candidate for governor, in addition to transferring $2,101,572.75 from his congressional campaign account. The fundraising report that will be filed later today will show that virtually all of the $5.2 million can be used in the primary election.
The Suozzi campaign also announced that it has comprised a team of professionals with national, New York State, and Long Island experience including the former spokesperson to President Barack Obama, principal ad maker for former NYC Mayor and presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg and former Governor Eliot Spitzer, and varied campaign and government veterans of interim Governor Kathy Hochul, former Governors Andrew Cuomo and Eliot Spitzer, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, and Congressman Tom Suozzi.
Suozzi announced the following key hires for his campaign below. Their full bios can be found here.
Mike Florio – Campaign Manager
Kim Devlin – Senior Advisor
Jimmy Siegel – (Siegel Strategies) Media Consultant
Dritan Nesho – (HarrisX) Pollster
Bill Burton – (Bryson Gillette) Strategist and Direct Mail
Miriam Hess – (Siegel Strategies) Media Consultant and Strategist Rebecca Pearcey – (Bryson Gillette) Direct Mail
Marianela Casas – Deputy Campaign Manager
Jason Elan – Communications Director
Brittany Silvas – Press Secretary
“Our campaign has assembled a top-notch team of talented professionals with the experience, expertise, and proven track record to help ensure that voters in every corner of the state are aware of Tom’s executive experience and his approach as a common sense Democrat to tackle crime, reduce taxes and help our troubled schools,” stated Mike Florio, Campaign Manager