Nancy Goroff, who will face Rep. Lee Zeldin in November’s election, has raised more than $620,000 since she was declared the Democratic nominee for New York’s First Congressional District.
Goroff has raised over $880,000 in general election funds, her campaign said.
“Nancy’s grassroots campaign has continued to gain momentum over the past three weeks,” said Jacob Sarkozi, her campaign manager, in a statement. “It’s clear that Suffolk County voters are fed up with Rep. Lee Zeldin’s failed leadership and want a representative who will use a scientist’s fact-based perspective to tackle the real and unprecedented challenges of our time — the coronavirus pandemic, climate change, tens of thousands without health insurance, and much more. Nancy’s grassroots campaign draws a clear contrast with Rep. Zeldin’s divisive rhetoric and corporate PAC-funded campaign. Suffolk County voters are tired of Zeldin’s self-serving positions and hyper-partisanship and want the fresh, fact-based leadership that Nancy brings to the table.”
Meanwhile, Zeldin announced last week that 27 East End elected officials have endorsed him. They include Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar, Southold Town Councilwoman Jill Doherty, Shelter Island Town Councilwoman Amber Brach-Williams, and Southampton Town Receiver of Taxes Theresa Kiernan.
“Congressman Lee Zeldin continues to support our community on many fronts,” Aguiar said in a statement. “He has successfully advocated for Riverhead at the Federal level. Some of our future projects are being championed by his office. He is a responsive hands-on Congressman who is an effective leader.”
“Lee has been great working with local government. He was instrumental in setting up a meeting for Shelter Island with the Army Corps of Engineers to help us address erosion on Reel Point and then followed up continually to keep us on their radar,” Brach-Williams said. “During the coronavirus emergency order, he has attended weekly East End Supervisors and Mayors calls to exchange information about our needs and concerns and what help was available.”