Latest Fundraising Report for 2021 Council Race in District 22 Shows First Time Candidate Leonardo Bullaro Has Significant Early Support

With $31,200, Bullaro outraises all other candidates and easily surpasses requirements for public funding of campaign for the open Council seat.

Queens, N.Y. - July 16, 2020

Yesterday, the New York City Campaign Finance Board reported that, with contributions totaling $31,200 from 287 donors, Leonardo Bullaro far outpaced all other candidates in fundraising for the 2021 City Council race in Queen’s District 22, in his first quarter of fundraising. With 128 donations from residents throughout Astoria, Woodside, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights, Bullaro evidenced a groundswell of support from residents of the district and easily surpassed the required $5,000 from 75 donors within the district to qualify for the City’s matching funds for the campaign. 

The July 15 report is considered an important early political indication of strength and support, especially in a race with seven candidates for the open seat being vacated by the term-limited Councilman Costas Constantides. Bullaro outraised all of the other candidates in the race. Commenting on his first filing, Bullaro said “the early support for my campaign reflects how my innovative ideas for addressing our current health, financial, and social justice concerns resonate with the diverse population of the District.” 

As a first time candidate, Bullaro is a Queens native and son of Italian immigrants whose family first arrived in District 22 in 1959. With degrees from New York University and Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, Bullaro’s professional career has been in public service, building schools, and designing education programs for some of our city’s most at-risk children.

“My campaign is focused on enacting a new social contract that provides economic opportunities, supports small businesses, and provides access to quality healthcare, housing, and education.  We can accomplish these goals while preserving the soul of our community as a great place to live, work, and play” said Leonardo Bullaro. 

To learn more about Leonardo Bullaro and his campaign for City Council in District 22, visit or follow social media handle @votebullaro on Instagram and Twitter.