Corey Johnson | New York | News

Gay NYC City Council Candidate Corey Johnson Releases Campaign Video: WATCH


Out NYC City Council candidate Corey Johnson released a campaign video for the 2013 race in which he's running to succeed Christine Quinn.

Johnson will be running against out lesbian Yetta Kurland. Gay City News wrote about the race last week:

“I’m looking forward to a spirited race focused on the issues that affect our neighborhoods and residents of West Soho, the Village, Chelsea, and Hell’s Kitchen,” he wrote.

Like Kurland, Johnson said he was uncertain whether anyone else might jump into the race, adding, “I’ll be running on a long record of service and accomplishments both as an activist and in leading a community board.”

Johnson has scrambled to an early lead in campaign fundraising, reporting just under the legal limit of $168,000 in donations, which will allow him to gain the maximum public match of $92,400. According to the city’s Campaign Finance Board, Kurland has raised more than $75,000, or about 45 percent of Johnson’s private donations. She, too, will be eligible for the city’s generous public matching funds program.

Watch Johnson's campaign video, AFTER THE JUMP...

Note: Johnson is Towleroad's former political director. I am a personal supporter of Johnson's race and was named in a list released by the campaign over the summer.

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. Was Johnson aware of some of the sick things said on this blog ? (The girls falsely accused in Kentucky who were threatened with mutilation..?)

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 18, 2012 12:52:13 PM

  2. Not for nothin' (as we say in NY), but that was a might white video.
    Just saying.

    Posted by: Robert | Dec 18, 2012 12:59:50 PM

  3. These girls turned out to be totally innocent (the lesbian was their friend; read the follow-up stories) but that didn't come out until after the readers of this blog had made their contact information available and terrorized them online with very graphic (and violent) messages. And never any apologies.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 18, 2012 1:02:18 PM

  4. All candidates are gay. It must be a gayborhood.

    Posted by: simon | Dec 18, 2012 1:10:53 PM

  5. Simon : It IS. And for rich elitist snots.

    Posted by: Yupp | Dec 18, 2012 1:13:55 PM

  6. i love Corey!! Go Corey!

    Posted by: R | Dec 18, 2012 1:18:46 PM

  7. I don't know Corey but I do know many other the people he's friends with. All are successful and civic minded. He's built a nice support system.

    Posted by: Brendan | Dec 18, 2012 1:51:56 PM

  8. How did he raise so much so fast? Seems odd.

    Posted by: toyotabedzrock | Dec 18, 2012 5:16:51 PM

  9. Corey is a sad political hack. He was terrible as the local Community Board chair, and hasn't been able to hold down a job in years. Is there really no one better?

    Posted by: R | Dec 18, 2012 11:36:36 PM

Post a comment


« «Mets Pitcher Syndergaard Tweets Anti-Gay Slur: 'Nice Crocs Fag Lol'« «