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McGrath top fundraiser in Verona race

Nochimson finishes with the biggest war chest

By Nikita Biryukov, April 26 2019 3:32 pm

Christine McGrath, who runs the local chapter of Moms Demand Action, was the top fundraiser in a field of five candidates seeking two council seats in Verona.

McGrath raised $10,338, narrowly beating the $10,275 raised by businessman John Fio Rito a West Point graduate who served in Operation Desert Strike on the Kuwait/Iraq border and on the U.S. peacekeeping mission in Kosovo.

Deputy mayor Michael Nochimson wasn’t far behind, with $9,749 raised.

former Board of Education president John Quattrocchi raised the least of any candidate that filed their report, bringing in a comparatively-measly $2,322 during the reporting period. Quattrocchi filed his report on April 7, a few days before the end of the reporting period.

Incumbent Councilman Alex Roman has yet to file a report on his campaign contributions and expenditures. Roman filed his certificate of organization on April 24.

Despite McGrath’s fundraising edge, Nochimson ended the reporting period with slightly more cash banked, with $6,582.47 to the activist’s $6,559.49.

Fio Rito spent almost all of his funds, finishing the period with just $1,789.62 on hand.

Roman and Quattrocchi did not report their expenditures.

Non-partisan municipal elections are on May 14.

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