Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R-Boonton) has raised $196,919 in his bid for re-election in the Morris County-based 25th district.
The five-term assemblyman reported spending $93,356 and has $103,562 remaining in his warchest. The totals reflect funds raised and spent this cycle, through December 31, 2018.
Bucco still owes his parents money. His father, State Sen. Anthony R. Bucco (R-Boonton), loaned him $2,600 for his 2009 campaign. Another $2,600 is owed to his mother, Helen Bucco, who also loaned her son $2,600 for his first campaign ten years ago.
He raised $36,700 in the fourth quarter of 2018 and spent $17,386 during the same period.
Included in Bucco’s fundraising haul was $750 from former Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-Toms River), who lost his seat in Congress last fall to Democrat Andy Kim. MacArthur comes from the 25th, where he was mayor of Randolph before moving to Ocean County to run for an open House seat.
He also received $600 from the NJEA PAC.