Bests Q3 Haul by Raising $470K in Q4
Queens and Bronx, NY – Today the Cummings for Congress campaign announced that its 4th Quarter FEC fundraising report, filed on January 31st, will show that in 2019, John Cummings raised $900,000 in less less than six months in 2019. Of the total money raised, over $470,000 was raised in the fourth quarter alone.
In the first month of 2020, the campaign has already raised an additional $150,000 which puts the total raised well over $1,000,000 since John officially entered the race.
Former NYPD police officer and current Bronx High School civics teacher John Cummings said, “I am proud to announce that our campaign has raised over $1 million from a nationwide grassroots movement of over 20,000 donors and I am humbled by the overwhelming support of my campaign. Representative Ocasio-Cortez represents everything that’s wrong with our government today and our fight couldn’t be more important. Today’s announcement is proof positive that we have the momentum, the resources, and the overwhelming support we’ll need to defeat AOC this November.”
Born and raised in Parkchester, John Cummings followed in his father’s footsteps and was sworn in as a New York City Police Officer in 1983. Initially assigned to NSU (Neighborhood Stabilization Unit) 7, in the South Bronx, which covered the 40, 42, 44, and 48 precincts, he was then assigned to the 46th precinct, where he remained for 2 years. Following in his father’s footsteps once again, he was assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, where he served first as an operations coordinator in the Bronx, and then as a member of the Harbor George unit in College Point, Queens. John suffered a serious knee injury in the line of duty, and was forced to retire in July 1991, and did so with multiple commendations for bravery and excellence in the line of duty.
Returning to his alma mater, Saint Raymond High School for Boys, John has been teaching History and Government for over 20 years. He has also been the Alumni Coordinator, Director of Development, the History Department Chairperson, and the Recruiting Coordinator, a role he now handles in addition to his teaching duties. John also serves as the cantor at school Masses, held on Catholic Holy Days of obligation.
For more information please visit https://cummings2020.com