The New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) has approved $488,270 in public
matching funds for the 2021 gubernatorial primary campaign of one candidate.
The recipient is Jack Ciattarelli, who is seeking the Republican nomination this June. To date, Ciattarelli
has qualified for nearly $3.4 million in public funds.
Under the Gubernatorial Public Financing program, which began in 1974, candidates who raise
$490,000 or more can qualify for public matching funds. Primary candidates are eligible for up to $4.6 million in public funds. In exchange, other than a few exceptions, they must limit their total primary spending to $7.3 million.