Updated: Jul 23
Jessica Haller, a Democratic candidate for the City’s 11th Council District in the Bronx, announced that her campaign has raised more than $55,000 from nearly 400 donors in her first filing period. With anticipated matching funds, will have over $220,000 for the June 2021 Democratic Primary.
“I am honored to have the support of so many people, specifically in the district, in the midst of unprecedented public-health, economic, and social-justice crises,” said Haller. “With the pandemic hitting shortly after our campaign was launched, I am proud that we were able to quickly devise an online strategy that mobilized hundreds of donors and volunteers committed to a sustainable, resilient, and equitable New York. We also spent our time talking to people one on one. Our campaign now has the financial resources and grassroots support to share our message and engage with voters over the next 11 months. We accomplished this without parties or events.”
Haller’s NYC Campaign Finance Board filing, due on July 15, 2020, will report an estimated:
Actual funds raised $55,827
Anticipated matching funds of $168,888
428 individual contributors
Over 189 in-district contributions
Haller is the only female candidate to enter the District 11 Council race and is an active member of 21 in ’21, which was launched in response to the alarmingly low number of women serving on the New York City Council. Today, only 12 out of 51 Council members are women, down from 18 in 2009.
“As someone who strongly believes in equality I find it more than troubling that in 2020 none of my New York City elected representatives — from the Mayor to the Public Advocate to the Comptroller to my City Council member — is a woman,” said Haller. “I believe that a diverse Council will do a better job bringing people of all backgrounds together to address the serious inequities, economic challenges and life-threatening crises facing New Yorkers.”