Cummings raises over $700,000 in Q1 in campaign against AOC


April 15, 2020

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Former NYPD Officer has now received donations from more than 35,000 Americans from all 50 states

Average donation just over $45

Queens and Bronx, NY – Today the Cummings for Congress campaign announced that its first quarter FEC fundraising report, filed on March 31st, will show that John Cummings raised over $700,000 in the first three months of 2020.

The Cummings for Congress campaign has now received donations from more than 35,000 Americans from all 50 states. The total raised for the campaign now exceeds $1.6 million.

Former NYPD officer and current high school history teacher John Cummings said, “I am honored to have received donations from more than 35,000 Americans who believe in our campaign to restore honest representation to the people of The Bronx and Queens. Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s actions to delay Covid-19 relief legislation, in an attempt to add cash payments for illegal immigrants, have proven her to be an out of touch Washington insider who is willing to play political games while American citizens suffer. With the New York State Republican Party endorsement, and our nationwide grassroots support, we will 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. He was later 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.

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