Christine Quinn is the Speaker of the New York City Council from her 3rd Council District seat, representing Chelsea and Hells Kitchen, and those environs on the West Side in Manhattan.
Originally, Quinn sought the Mayoralty in 2009, but when the Council she led extended term-limits for its own members and for the Mayor, Quinn “suspended” her ‘09 Mayoral campaign, formed a new ‘09 Committee, and held onto the raise from her original ‘09 campaign — as is reflected in a massive Fundraising Allocation that is counted against her spending cap.
After removing the Fundraising Allocation, Quinn’s real expenditures are $512,369.68, and while this ‘09 oddity means she’s still filing expenses going back nearly six years, the first expenditure after she began her current and final City Council term was to secure a PO box in March of ‘10.
Her categories are:
- Advance Repayments
Here is her chart:
That’s two percent on advance repayments.
Fifty-nine percent of the spend so far goes to consultants.
Two percent was spent on data.
Eight percent went to bank and finance charges.
The campaign bought flowers.
Fundraising efforts consumed fourteen and one half percent of the budget.
Legal fees take up four percent of the spend.
Office supplies are also held at four percent.
Political contributions amount to a fifth of a percent.
Postage, a third of a percent, enables the campaign to mail over 4,100 people.
Travel, frequently reimbursed to the City of New York, accounts for three and a half percent of the spend.
The website takes up the remaining two percent of the spend.