A look at Gallo’s last campaign filing

Kingston Mayor Shayne Gallo announced Monday a second run for office and the latest state Board of Elections report shows the incumbent has about $6,100 to spend in the race.

A BOE filing shows that Gallo, a 55-year-old Democrat, raised $7,300 between July 2014 and January this year. He spent $3,046 in that same time frame.

Contributions include $140 from Kingston Landing Development, LLC, the Yonkers-based company planning the Hudson Landing Project down on the Rondout, one of the biggest housing development projects slated for Kingston in years. Plans call for 1,682 units on 525 acres of land, though no homes have been built yet.

Gallo also collected $875 from trade unions, including the Laborer’s Local 17 PAC, Operating Engineers Local 825 PAC and the Hudson Valley Building Construction Trade Council of Orange County. Union members came out to Gallo’s re-election announcement Monday afternoon, including the business representative for the operating engineers union.

Disclosure records show Gallo spread that cash out in small drips and drabs around the city to a host of organizations, from the Rondout Rowing Club and the city’s churches to city Children’s Home and the local radio station Happy Christmas Fund, of which he’s a frequent guest.

Gallo will go up against fellow Democrat Steve Noble, an environmental educator who works for the city, this November. The job pays $75,000 a year plus benefits, though there’s been suggestions from some Common Council members to give the position a raise next year.

 

 

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