Carlo Scissura, an aide to Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, happily announced this morning that he’s raised a solid $126,765 so far in his quest to replace his boss, who’s term-limited out in 2013. The numbers were first reported by City & State. “I am humbled by the extensive support my campaign has received from people across our borough” Mr. Scissura said in a release.
“Brooklyn has changed and evolved in incredible ways over the past decade,” he continued. “With my experience working for Marty and in the private sector, on issues from job creation to education, I know I can help Brooklyn move forward in the years to come.”
Currently Mr. Scissura is the only announced candidate in the race, but a whole host of other elected officials have mentioned that they are also considering it. The list includes State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblyman Nick Perry and State Senator Eric Adams, but none have taken the formal step of registering a committee that would allow them to fundraise for the position. Councilman Domenic Recchia’s name has been floated as well, but he might run for New York City Comptroller instead.
The filing period for New York State and City offices is coming to a close, and candidates for other positions will soon be releasing their fundraising performances as well.