Dear Friend,

Today is my campaign’s first financial filing of the Primary season. Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, I am proud to announce that we have outraised our Primary challenger, with significantly more cash on hand as we head towards the September 13th election. Overall our campaign has raised in excess of $107,000.

Our filing demonstrates that our support is growing across the district, even in the face of an establishment-backed Primary challenger. Over the last six months alone we received 364 individual contributions. 78% of the total contributions came from the 40th District, with 75% of the contributions $100 or less.

This caps off an exciting week for our campaign. As you know, we filed our petitions last week with nearly 4,000 signatures, four times the number required and 40% more than my Primary challenger. We also brought on Iyla Shornstein as my campaign manager, and a new addition – Casey Bourkney – as our field director. We welcome Casey most recently from a race in NY-19. A Westchester native, Casey previously served as Field Director on a NJ State Senate race and a Field Officer for Terry Gipson’s NYS Senate race in 2016. Casey can be reached at casey@electkesten.com.

Again, there is no better time to volunteer or contribute (we have to keep it going!). Please also ask your friends to volunteer and support the campaign. We have a big journey ahead of us, and only together will we succeed.

Thanks,

Robert


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