Phillips out raises Kaplan by more than $230K

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State Sen. Elaine Phillips, left, out raised North Hempstead Town Councilwoman Anna Kaplan by more than $230,000, according to campaign filing records. (Photos courtesy of Elaine Phillips and Anna Kaplan)

State Sen. Elaine Phillips (R-Flower Hill) has raised $231,405 more than her Democratic challenger, North Hempstead Councilwoman Anna Kaplan (D-Great Neck), according to campaign filling records.

The Republican incumbent’s $387,529,31 is more than double Kaplan’s $156,124.77.

Phillips, a first-term senator, received three donations of $10,000. Her biggest donor was Mary Murphy, of Plandome, who donated $11,000 to the re-election campaign.

Phillips also received $10,000 from Frank Castagna, whose development company operates the Americana Manhasset, and $10,000 from John Gutleber, the president and CEO at Americana Manhasset.

The Rent Stabilization Association also donated $10,000 to Phillips’ campaign.

Kaplan received donations of $11,000 from the Melville-based law office Harras Bloom and Archer and $11,000 from the Lake Success-based Maiden Lane Properties.

Nader Ohebshalom, a Great Neck resident and owner of Manhattan real estate company Gatsby Enterprises, also donated $11,000 to Kaplan’s campaign.

A $7,000 donation was made to Kaplan’s campaign under Andrew Cuomo 2018 Inc.

Donald Ashkenase, the longest-serving Great Neck School board trustee, donated $5,000 to Kaplan’s campaign. Ashkenase also serves as Nassau University Medical Center’s chief operating officer and executive vice president.

Phillips’ campaign announced the incumbent senator received more than 4,000 signatures and will appear on four ballot lines, under the Republican, Independence, Conservative and Reform parties.

Kaplan announced she received more than 3,260 signatures, and will appear on the Democratic, Women’s Equality and Working Families parties lines.

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