Catharine Young has been re-elected to the New York State Senate. This is unsurprising, because she was running unopposed.
But why would an unopposed candidate need over $400,000 in campaign contributions (over $100,000 of which came from the real estate industry alone)? And more importantly, what exactly did she do with the money (which exceeds her salary by over 400%)?
It’s worth noting that Rose Associates, LLC (which represents the owners of Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village property) and several other landlords are listed as her top campaign contributors.