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JULY 18, 2015 Borelli Officially Qualifies for the November 3 City Council Ballot
 Joe Borelli (R- South Shore) has officially filed his certificate of acceptance to be on the November 3rd ballot for the special election to replace Vincent Ignizio in the 51st Council District.   City Council special elections are non-partisan, meaning the candidates may not run on the Republican or Democratic lines.  Instead, Borelli will appear on the “South Shore First Party” line. 
Earlier in the week, Borelli filed nearly double the amount of petition signatures needed to qualify for the ballot within one day of Mayor de Blasio announcement the date of the election, which opened up the process.  Opponents had three days to file objections to those petitions with the Board of Elections. However, none did before the midnight friday deadline. 
Additionally, Borelli raised over $57,000 in the few weeks since Ignizio announced his intention to resign. This is the second-most of any council candidate in the city for this period, despite the special election rules requiring all maximum contributions be cut in half from what they normally are in general elections. He also met the 75 separate in-district donor threshold and qualified for up to $97,350 in the city’s public matching funds, which he does not plan to accept in this race. 
“I am extremely proud of the work #TeamBORELLI and I have done over the last few weeks, and look forward to taking this fight to city hall,” said Borelli.  “As we knocked on doors and spoke with voters at the supermarkets, the message we heard was loud and clear – the people of the south shore are unhappy with the administration at City Hall and the leadership in the Council.  They want someone to continue the work of Vinny Ignizio and partner with Minority Leader Matteo to ensure their voices are heard.  I look forward to carrying the banner for the middle class homeowners in the  outer boroughs who feel disconnected to an increasingly radical city hall.” 
JULY 15, 2015 Borelli Off to Stellar Start to Fill 51st Council District Vacancy


Candidate filed required petitions within one day, and posts strong initial fundraising numbers

 Within 36 hours of Mayor de Blasio proclaiming the special election for the vacant 51st Council District, Joe Borelli (R- South Shore) has filed nearly double the required number of signatures to get his name on the November 3rd ballot on the “South Shore First” line in the non-partisan special election. The current Assemblyman filed his first volume of petitions shortly before midnight on Tuesday, July 14. He will continue to collect signatures in the event that there are challenges.

Additionally, Borelli will be filing today’s required campaign finance disclosure with just over $57,000 raised, and has several events scheduled in August.

Said Borelli, “I always intended to hit the ground running and now we’ve shown it, literally on the first day. I am extremely proud of the work my campaign volunteers have done over the last 24 hours, and thankful to the tremendous support we’ve received from our neighbors and supporters who will rely on me to bring their fight to the Mayor and City Council. I hope the folks at city hall take notice of the intensity I am bringing to this campaign, because come November, it will be at their front door.”