Thursday, October 15, 2020




Today, former NYPD officer and high school civics teacher John Cummings announced that he will be filing a 3rd quarter FEC report that shows he raised $5.5 million from 126,000 donors this quarter alone. He has raised $8.8 million throughout the course of his campaign against Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in New York's 14th Congressional District from over 250,000 donors from all 50 states. The average donation to the Cummings campaign is under $35.00

John Cummings said, "The overwhelming support for my campaign from people across the nation is humbling. My message of restoring common-sense local representation to the people of the Bronx and Queens is obviously resonating. People are anxious about their health, their jobs and their families and they are tired of Washington, DC establishment politicians who care more about Instagram likes than they do about their constituents. I have a 30 year record of service in our community, while my opponent has been missing in action since she left for Washington two years ago. She doesn't even have a district office in the Bronx portion of the district. This is one of the most important elections of our lifetimes - people's lives and livelihoods are on the line - and our Congresswoman is nowhere to be found. I am grateful for the wide and deep support for my campaign and I am looking forward to restoring common-sense local representation to our district in Washington."

Born and raised in Parkchester, John Cummings followed in his father's footsteps and was sworn in as a New York City Police Officer in 1983. Initially assigned to NSU (Neighborhood Stabilization Unit) 7, in the South Bronx, which covered the 40, 42, 44, and 48 precincts, he was then assigned to the 46th precinct, where he remained for 2 years. He was later assigned to the NYPD Harbor Unit, where he served first as an operations coordinator in the Bronx, and then as a member of the Harbor George unit in College Point, Queens. John suffered a serious knee injury in the line of duty, and was forced to retire in July 1991, and did so with multiple commendations for bravery and excellence in the line of duty.

Returning to his alma mater, Saint Raymond High School for Boys, John taught History and Government for over 20 years. He also served as the Alumni Coordinator, Director of Development, the History Department Chairperson, and the Recruiting Coordinator. John also served as the cantor at school Masses, held on Catholic Holy Days of obligation.

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