Incumbent City Councilwoman Karen Jackson, who lost to Maria Pereira and Samia Suliman in the September 10 primary to represent the Upper East Side 138th District, has launched a GoFundMe page to raise money as a write-in candidate. The page created September 12 has generated zero donations.
From Brian Lockhart, CT Post:
Councilwoman Karen Jackson, whose recent, losing primary campaign was marked by allegations she moved out of the district and misused taxpayer resources, has launched one last attempt to hold on to her seat.
Jackson has started a $5,000 online fundraising effort on GoFundMe to mount a write-in campaign for November’s general election. She represents the 138th District, the upper East Side.
“I am raising money because as a self employed single mom of three teen young men as a write in candidate I will need monetary funds to hire a team to retain my seat as a City Councilwoman,” Jackson, first elected two years ago, wrote. “The primary winners of District 138th won on lies and misrepresentation with negative campaigning.”
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