This week he announced his first campaign fundraiser event at Sullivan’s on June 4th. He suggested contributions of $250.
Asked about his 2016 intentions, Delgado said this week that he still hasn’t decided whether he’ll be seeking re-election to his second term as a Metro Councilman or running for Mayor-President.
“We are continuing to explore the race and keep all options on the table,” he said. “We know there’s plenty of public support, but we want to make sure there’s financial support.”
Delgado raised about $100,000 in 2012 for his Metro Council race, a tight election where he beat incumbent Rodney “Smokie” Bourgeois.
State Sen. Sharon Weston Broome, a Democrat who has already expressed her intentions to run for Mayor-President, said she expects to raise about $1 million for the race.
Regardless of the office he ultimately runs for, Delgado said he expects to be one of the most aggressive fundraisers in the race.
“I’m going to run to win,” he said. “I will out raise my opponent in whatever race I run for. An unfortunate reality of politics is that you have to have money to get your message out.”