Glenwood slashes political donations in big way

"Developer 1" company gave only 6 percent of what it did in previous years

TRD New York /
Jul.July 17, 2015 08:00 AM

“Developer 1” is no longer in first place.

Leonard Litwin’s Glenwood Management, the biggest campaign contributor during last year’s election cycle, slashed its donations in the first half of this year, according to Capital New York. The company donated just 6 percent of what it did during the same time in prior years.

Last year, through multiple LLCs, Litwin outspent all other political donors and gave $3.6 million to candidates across the state of New York. The biggest chunk of that money — about $1 million — went to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s campaign.

After Glenwood‘s Litwin was named as “Developer 1” in the bribery cases against former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and former State Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos, however, the company’s donations have dropped significantly.

During the last six months, Cuomo, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and Comptroller Tom DiNapoli raised a total of $7.3 million. None of that money, however, came from Glenwood, according to disclosure reports filed with the state Board of Elections cited by Capital.

Of the total of more than 4,000 political committees that submitted disclosure reports earlier this week, only three received money from Glenwood. During the same period in 2013, Glenwood donated $1.27 million to 52 committees. In 2014, the company donated more than $1 million to 48 committees, Capital reported. [Capital NY] — Claire Moses


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Senator James Skoufis (Credit: Getty Images, NY Senate)

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore

Owners of some residential properties can’t hide behind
LLCs anymore
Governor Andrew Cuomo and 538 Johnson Avenue in Brooklyn (Credit: Google Maps and Getty Images)

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law

Landlords take another hit: Cuomo signs expanded Loft Law
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill

Cuomo wants to exempt NYC from prevailing wage bill
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Roosevelt Field Mall in Long Island (Getty)

Malls allowed to reopen in New York state — with strict guidelines

Malls allowed to reopen in New York state — with strict guidelines
Photo illustration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Judge C. Stephen Hackeling and Chief Justice Lawerence Marks (Getty, iStock)

Judge rules evictions guidance unconstitutional, moratorium invalid

Judge rules evictions guidance unconstitutional, moratorium invalid
Governor Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Desperate to open, gyms plan class action against Cuomo

Desperate to open, gyms plan class action against Cuomo
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty, iStock)

New York City indoor dining postponed indefinitely

New York City indoor dining postponed indefinitely
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Getty)

Cuomo signs bill to extend eviction protections

Cuomo signs bill to extend eviction protections
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...