SOUTHBURY – First Selectman candidate John Monteleone has opened a sizeable fundraising lead over incumbent First Selectman Ed Edelson according to finance reports from both campaigns submitted to the Southbury Town Clerk.
Filings from both campaigns indicate that as of the third reporting quarter Monteleone has raised a total of $23,685 to Edelson’s $13,400 – a $10, 285 lead for Monteleone to date.
“I am deeply appreciative of the support and generosity that Southbury residents have shown our campaign to bring Southbury together again,” said Monteleone. “These contributions represent more than just the money needed to effectively bring our message of change to Southbury voters- they are an investment of many Southbury residents in transparent, open and effective local government.”
In addition, the Southbury Republican Town Committee has also opened a significant lead in fundraising over their Democrat counterparts according to finance reports on record with the State Elections Enforcement Commission (SEEC). Republicans raised $8,800.00 compared to $6,100.00 for the Democrats – a $2,700.00 lead for Republicans.
“It is clear to me as I campaign across Southbury and discuss the issues with town residents that our message has gained significant traction with voters who want different policies and a different culture in their town government,” added Monteleone. “Their support will help us bring the change they want at Town Hall with a victory on November 5th.”
More info about John’s campaign can be found by visiting Southburyfirst.org.