Zephyr Teachout gets 40,000 signatures to get on ballot against Gov. Cuomo

Courtesy of Zephyr Teachout
July 10, 2014

The Democrat who challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in September’s primary expects to file over 40,000 signatures later today. That number would far exceed the legal requirement.

Zephyr Teachout, a Fordham Law School professor who is challenging Governor Andrew Cuomo in a Democratic primary, says she’ll file her petitions in the final hours before the deadline, at around 9:00 tonight. 

“We have over 40,000 signatures of registered Democrats, and we expect to have 45,000 signatures,” Teachout said.

15,000 signatures are needed, but Teachout wanted extra because she expects the Cuomo campaign to challenge the validity of the signatures in court. She says she’s pleased with the support she’s received so far.

“There’s so much grass roots support in the state from so many people who supported Cuomo but then have been disappointed with the governor over the last four years,” Teachout said.

She says she hopes to run a campaign on the issue of more support for public schools and infrastructure, and reducing income disparities.