NYS Board of Elections: David exceeded campaign contribution limit

By Jillian Marshall

October 9, 2013 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 7:25 AM EDT

Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Binghamton Mayoral Republican Candidate Rich David has exceeded more than triple the amount allowed for campaign contributions.

Broome County Democratic Chairman James Testani sent an email to Action News on Wednesday stating David received an in-kind contribution of $3,700 in from Zona and Co. Grille.

According to the New York State and Broome County boards of elections, candidates are allowed up to $1,166 in campaign contributions from non-family members.

David says his campaign has already made arrangements to pay the difference back to the owner of Zona and Co. Grille.

"The in-kind contribution received from Zona did exceed the limit. I am grateful for all the broad based bi-partisan support I've received so far,as it's an indication of a successful campaign," David said. "I look forward to discussing issues that are top concerns of city residents such as fighting crime, creating jobs and fixing our streets."

The limit of contributions in Broome County is determined by multiplying $0.05 by the number of registered voters in the city in the spring, board officials said.

The limit applies regardless of whether a contribution is made in the form of cash or in-kind services.