BROOKLYN — Bklyner took a look at what some of the outgoing senators did during the last week they were legally able to use campaign money. Although these senators were no longer in office at the time, here’s a look-see at how they spent some of their campaign cash before the January 11 deadline.
Former State Senator Jesse Hamilton, who was unseated by Zelnor Myrie, had a “luncheon meeting” in Williamsburg, and spent $162.61 at the waterfront restaurant Giando on the Water on Jan., 11.
He’s left with $16,419.77 in his campaign coffers.
Former State Senator Marty Golden took care of some last minute bills including settling up with accountant Graham Williams for the amount of $1,250. Earlier in the week, he made sure to pay his outstanding bill at the Bay Ridge Manor which included a $15,542 a bill for a holiday Party and $4,738.78 for his election night party, the night he lost to Andrew Gounardes.
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For years, Golden has held campaign events at the family-owned business, at times contributing close to $40,000 in less than a year.
The eight-term senator spent $44,616.07 during his last month in office, leaving 269,714.91 in his campaign coffers.
Former State Senator Martin Dilan lists no expenditure filings for his last week in office. His last filings are from Aug. 2018 and show $118,197.10 in campaign finances. Julia Salazar defeated the three-term senator during last September’s primary elections.