Keith Powers, a candidate for City Council in District 4, announced on Tuesday that he’d gotten support from three Democratic clubs on the East Side of Manhattan. The Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club, Four Freedoms Democratic Club and Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club (where Powers is a district leader), voted to endorse Powers, a resident of Peter Cooper Village, last week.
In addition, a spokesperson for the campaign said Powers has amassed close to $200,000 in campaign cash.
The rep said Powers has maxed out on his matching funds at $100,100 and has raised $98,000 in private funds. With the two amounts combined, Powers has hit the $182,000 City Council spending cap.
“With our endorsement, we see Keith as the most qualified candidate who has what it takes to protect our party’s values with new and innovative solutions for the unique needs of our community,” said Greg Martello, president of the Samuel J. Tilden Democratic Club.
“I’m honored to have the support of such important local Democratic Clubs,” stated Powers. “These early endorsements reflect our deep roots in the community and support for our new ideas for the City.”
The Tilden Democratic Club is a local club in the 74th Assembly District, Part C. The Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club represents the 74th Assembly District, Part B. The Four Freedoms Democratic Club spans New York’s 76th Assembly District.
Powers has also won some labor backing. Last week, Local 802 AFM and 32BJ SEIU endorsed him.
Powers is also a board member of the Stuyvesant Town-Peter Cooper Village Tenants Association and chair of Community Board 6’s Business Affairs and Street Activities Committee.