Congressional candidate Aaron Woolf reported raising raised nearly $575,000 since April 1 in advance of his filing a second-quarter report with the Federal Elections Commission.
Woolf, a Democrat and filmmaker from Brooklyn and Elizabethtown hoping to win the 21st Congressional District seat that incumbent Democrat Bill Owens is not seeking again, will report having over $750,000 cash-on-hand as of June 30, according to a press release from his campaign office.
The statement says that more than 675 people contributed to Woolf’s campaign in the second quarter, with two-thirds of the funds coming from New York State and over three-quarters of the contributions being less than $250.
“I am extremely proud of the continued support our campaign has received, and can feel the momentum growing,” Woolf is quoted as saying in the release. “At a time where public satisfaction in Congress is at an all-time low, we need citizen representatives unencumbered by the special interests in Washington, D.C. and untainted by the toxic partisanship in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a small businessman and a documentary filmmaker, I have spent my career chronicling and experiencing the consequences of congressional short-sighted policies, and will come to Congress with a fresh, North Country perspective. I recognize we need a Congressman who understands we need to focus on the long-term, as well as the short-term, consequences of the decisions made in Washington, D.C.”
Woolf faces Republican Elise Stefanik of Willsboro, a former aide in the Bush White House and businesswoman, chosen in a primary as the GOP’s candidate in the Nov. 3 election.