Campaign Contribution Limits

New York State Election Law places limits on the amount of political contributions that can be made by individuals, family members and corporations. The contribution limit for family members is an aggregate limit from all the candidate’s family members (defined as a child, parent, grandparent, brother and sister or the spouse of those persons.) A corporation may contribute up to a total of $5,000 in the aggregate in any calendar year. In order for a candidate’s authorized committee to qualify for a separate primary contribution limit, the candidate must be participating in a contested primary. The following limits are in place for all offices except County Legislature and City of Buffalo Councilmanic Districts.

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INDIVIDUAL LIMIT – 2018
CITY/TOWN GENERAL DEM PRIMARY REP PRIMARY CON PRIMARY GRN PRIMARY WF PRIMARY IND PRIMARY WEP PRIMARY REF PRIMARY
Countywide $29,591.55 $14,392.75 $7,671.80 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,411.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Buffalo (Citywide) $7,288.50 $5,281.30 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Lackawanna $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
City of Tonawanda $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Alden $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Amherst $3,985.40 $1,627.55 $1,332.35 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Aurora $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Boston $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Brant $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Cheektowaga $2,804.15 $1,507.55 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Clarence $1,154.45 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Colden $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Collins $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Concord $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Eden $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Elma $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Evans $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Grand Island $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Hamburg $2,012.05 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Holland $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Lancaster $1,541.15 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Marilla $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Newstead $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
North Collins $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Orchard Park $1,063.55 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Sardinia $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Tonawanda $2,522.10 $1,120.80 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Wales $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
West Seneca $1,580.80 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
FAMILY LIMIT – 2018
CITY/TOWN GENERAL DEM PRIMARY REP PRIMARY CON PRIMARY GRN PRIMARY WF PRIMARY IND PRIMARY WEP PRIMARY REF PRIMARY
Countywide $100,000.00 $71,963.75 $38,359.00 $3,349.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $7,055.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Buffalo (Citywide) $36,442.50 $26,406.50 $3,587.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Lackawanna $2,932.00 $2,031.75 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
City of Tonawanda $2,349.25 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Alden $1,465.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Amherst $19,927.00 $8,137.75 $6,661.75 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Aurora $2,518.25 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Boston $1,438.75 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Brant $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Cheektowaga $14,020.75 $7,537.75 $2,917.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Clarence $5,772.25 $1,579.25 $2,650.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Colden $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Collins $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Concord $1,307.25 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Eden $1,287.75 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Elma $2,203.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Evans $2,746.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Grand Island $3,770.50 $1,288.25 $1,328.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Hamburg $10,060.25 $4,250.00 $2,799.75 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Holland $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Lancaster $7,705.75 $2,923.25 $2,348.25 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Marilla $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Newstead $1,443.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
North Collins $1,433.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Orchard Park $5,317.75 $1,807.75 $1,983.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Sardinia $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Tonawanda $12,610.50 $5,604.00 $3,933.50 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Wales $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00
West Seneca $7,904.00 $3,850.00 $1,971.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,250.00 $1,000.00 $1,000.00