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September 20, 2017

2017 Cambridge City Council Campaign Bank Reports

Filed under: 2017 election,Cambridge,campaign finance,City Council — Tags: , , — Robert Winters @ 11:45 am

The following table shows the summary bank reports for 2017 Cambridge City Council candidates. You can sort by any of the fields shown by clicking on the field name – one click ascending and second click descending.

CandidateFromToStartReceiptsExpendBalanceAs Of
Benjamin, Ronald01/01/1709/15/17$9.00$1,096.56$1,104.96$0.6009/18/17
Burgin, Josh06/16/1709/15/17$0.00$11,669.61$9,724.75$1,944.8609/18/17
Carlone, Dennis01/01/1709/15/17$17,827.87$17,866.94$9,853.75$25,841.0609/20/17
D'Ambrosio, Olivia01/01/1709/15/17$122.75$6,275.31$4,557.89$1,840.1709/19/17
Devereux, Jan01/01/1709/15/17$8,715.10$41,825.11$24,240.06$26,300.1509/18/17
Gebru, Sam01/01/1709/15/17$0.00$46,418.50$35,849.40$10,569.1009/18/17
Harding, Richard07/01/1709/15/17$1,961.06$6,782.47$4,289.13$4,454.4009/18/17
Kelley, Craig01/01/1709/15/17$2,231.84$8,692.36$7,387.73$3,536.4709/18/17
Lenke, Dan08/16/1709/15/17$0.00$510.00$400.00$110.0009/18/17
Levy, Ilan07/16/1709/15/17$0.00$2,405.64$741.91$1,663.7309/18/17
Mallon, Alanna01/01/1709/15/17$100.00$40,368.00$25,760.71$14,707.2909/19/17
McGovern, Marc01/01/1709/15/17$14,966.66$37,634.70$34,233.37$18,367.9909/19/17
Moree, Gregg07/06/1707/06/17$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.0007/06/17
Musgrave, Adriane05/16/1709/15/17$0.00$30,963.18$8,686.74$22,276.4409/19/17
Okamoto, Nadya03/16/1709/15/17$0.00$8,538.99$3,208.90$5,330.0909/19/17
Pillai, Hari07/24/1707/24/17$0.00$0.00$0.00$0.0007/24/17
Santos, Jeffrey06/07/1709/15/17$0.00$6,840.20$6,248.58$591.6209/20/17
Siddiqui, Sumbul02/16/1709/15/17$0.00$34,084.60$16,268.38$17,816.2209/18/17
Simmons, Denise01/01/1709/15/17$10,179.79$35,736.86$18,476.11$27,440.5409/18/17
Sivongxay, Vatsady01/01/1709/15/17$0.00$29,609.85$18,009.72$11,600.1309/18/17
Sutton, Bryan06/16/1709/15/17$0.00$500.00$322.51$177.4909/18/17
Tierney, Sean02/01/1709/15/17$0.00$23,395.29$11,754.47$11,640.8209/19/17
Toner, Paul02/16/1709/15/17$0.00$59,789.25$30,903.01$28,886.2409/20/17
Toomey, Tim01/01/1709/15/17$4,069.67$41,023.86$10,214.05$34,879.4809/18/17
Volmar, Gwen06/09/1709/15/17$0.00$9,700.34$5,577.77$4,122.5709/18/17
Zondervan, Quinton01/01/1709/15/17$3,510.00$32,288.73$31,968.57$3,830.1609/18/17
2017 City Council Bank Reports (updated Sept 20, 2017 at 5:15pm)

Campaign Finance Reports – 2017 City Council (updated Sept 20, 5:15pm)

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September 19, 2017

Cambridge InsideOut Episodes 257-258: Sept 19, 2017

Episode 257 – Cambridge InsideOut: September 19, 2017 (Part 1)

This episode was broadcast on Sept 19, 2017 at 5:30pm. Topics: elections, endorsements, Harvard Square, Sept 18 Council meeting. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]


Episode 258 – Cambridge InsideOut: September 19, 2017 (Part 2)

This episode was broadcast on Sept 19, 2017 at 6:00pm. Guest: Cambridge School Committee candidate Piotr Mitros. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]

[Materials used in these episodes]
[Piotr Mitros Candidate Page]

September 15, 2017

2017 City Council Campaign Receipts and Expenditures

Filed under: 2017 election,Cambridge,campaign finance,City Council — Tags: , , — Robert Winters @ 9:53 pm

The following table shows the total campaign receipts and expenditures for 2017 Cambridge City Council candidates. You can sort by any of the fields shown by clicking on the field name – one click ascending and second click descending.

CandidateIDReceiptsCambridge% CambridgeExpenditures (to Sept 20)
Levy, Ilan16173$2,000.00$2,000.00100.0%$741.91
Sutton, Bryan16713$584.95$584.95100.0%$407.46
D'Ambrosio, Olivia16520$5,400.00$5,100.0094.4%$4,557.89
Devereux, Jan16062$43,669.50$39,018.5089.3%$24,406.31
Kelley, Craig14104$13,479.00$10,805.0080.2%$9,467.79
Musgrave, Adriane16657$30,963.18$24,205.0078.2%$8,686.74
Carlone, Dennis15680$18,729.74$14,350.0076.6%$9,853.75
McGovern, Marc15589$40,126.09$28,286.1970.5%$34,233.37
Burgin, Josh16709$12,124.13$8,534.5270.4%$10,179.27
Mallon, Alanna16530$40,468.00$24,688.0061.0%$27,399.83
Tierney, Sean16559$23,445.29$11,600.0049.5%$13,504.47
Siddiqui, Sumbul16556$34,084.60$16,185.0047.5%$16,268.38
Benjamin, Ronald16493$1,010.55$470.0046.5%$1,104.96
Zondervan, Quinton16516$23,801.16$10,928.8645.9%$31,968.57
Toner, Paul16576$61,405.11$27,700.0045.1%$45,287.35
Simmons, Denise13783$35,736.86$15,025.0042.0%$18,476.11
Volmar, Gwen16691$10,109.34$3,535.9435.0%$5,986.77
Toomey, Tim12222$41,023.86$13,558.4933.1%$10,501.34
Santos, Jeffrey16686$5,001.61$1,466.6129.3%$6,355.19
Gebru, Samuel16531$47,492.00$11,348.0023.9%$36,111.34
Sivongxay, Vatsady16528$29,609.85$6,620.0022.4%$18,009.72
Okamoto, Nadya16596$8,538.99$510.006.0%$3,208.90
Harding, Richard16737$0.00$0.00-$3,677.70
Lenke, Dan16771$0.00$0.00-$400.00
Moree, Gregg14683$0.00$0.00-$0.00
Pillai, Hari16770$0.00$0.00-$0.00
2017 City Council Campaign Receipts and Expenditures (last updated Sept 21, 2017 at 9:40am)

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September 12, 2017

Cambridge InsideOut Episodes 255-256: Sept 12, 2017

Episode 255 – Cambridge InsideOut: September 12, 2017 (Part 1)

This episode was broadcast on Sept 12, 2017 at 5:30pm. Topics: Sept 11 City Council meeting, tax-financed municipal campaigns, Volpe Petition. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]


Episode 256 – Cambridge InsideOut: September 12, 2017 (Part 2)

This episode was broadcast on Sept 12, 2017 at 6:00pm. Topics: Volpe Petition, MIT graduate housing, candidate forums, endorsements. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]

[Materials used in these episodes]

September 4, 2017

Topics for Candidates for Cambridge School Committee – 2017

To: Candidates for Cambridge School Committee – 2017

As in the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 municipal elections, I am again maintaining the Cambridge Candidate Pages this year. During the last several elections, these pages received thousands of unique hits per day in the days leading up to the election. I expect at least as much activity this year. Entering a Cambridge candidate’s name in a search engine will usually direct people quickly to these pages – often more prominently than the candidate’s own website.Vote!

Based on a lot of great suggestions from CCJ readers, my revised (and expanded) list of topics for this year’s School Committee candidates is appended below. It’s a longer list than in previous years. You don’t have to write on all of these issues but I hope you will comment on most of them. Candidates may consolidate topics or expand to other topics. Please note that there are no “Yes or No” questions and there will be no ranking, endorsements, or anything like that on the Candidate Pages – just an opportunity for all candidates to reach voters in whatever way they see fit. There is no strict limit on the length of your responses, but I hope you will be concise and to the point.

Your responses will be posted on your own candidate page at http://vote.cambridgecivic.com. Your page will contain a photo (please provide one or an update of the existing one if you wish), a prominent link to your own web site (if you have one), and relevant contact information. You may also provide an updated photo for the gallery of all candidates if you wish. Links to CCTV videos and profiles in the Cambridge Chronicle will also be included as they become available. Please visit this site to see the current pages derived from material from the 2015 election and from material already sent by candidates. I am gradually removing material from the pages of continuing candidates and replacing it with links to the pages for that previous election.

You will have the opportunity to amend or expand your responses at any time up to Election Day.

School Committee Topics for 2017 Candidate Pages – Express your thoughts on most of these topic areas

1) Background [biographical, etc.]

2) Top Priorities [List about three -­ then elaborate below]

3) Top Challenges Facing the Cambridge Public Schools today

4) Innovation Agenda, Hybrid Middle School model

5) School Department Administration and Superintendent

6) School Department Budget and Oversight, Capital Needs

7) Achievement Gaps, Meeting the Needs of All Students

8) Meeting the Needs of Advanced Learners

9) Controlled Choice, Student Assignment Policies

10) Family engagement and communication

11) Standardized Testing

12) Role of the School Committee

13) Role of Teachers in shaping programs and influencing policies

14) Curriculum and Programs
a) Elementary School Grades
b) Middle School Grades
c) High School Grades
d) Language Immersion Programs
e) Extended day programs
f) Early childhood education
g) Social and emotional development

With rare exceptions, the only editing will be for spelling, punctuation, and minor grammatical errors.

In order to expeditiously post all the information, I urge you or someone from your campaign to submit your responses and related materials via e-mail to election2017@cambridgecivic.com, preferably in plain text and as soon as possible. I generally turn things around very quickly. If you must send materials via US Mail, send them to me at 366 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. Again, responses can be amended any time up to Election Day, Nov 7, 2017.

Robert Winters, Cambridge Civic Journal, 617-661-9230

Cambridge Candidates Pages – http://vote.cambridgecivic.com
Cambridge Civic Journal – http://rwinters.com
CCJ Forum – http://cambridgecivic.com

Topics for Candidates for Cambridge City Council – 2017

To: Candidates for Cambridge City Council – 2017

As in the 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013 and 2015 municipal elections, I am again maintaining the Cambridge Candidate Pages this year. During the last several elections, these pages received thousands of unique hits per day in the days leading up to the election. I expect at least as much activity this year. Entering a Cambridge candidate’s name in a search engine will usually direct people quickly to these pages – often more prominently than the candidate’s own website.Vote!

Based on a lot of great suggestions from CCJ readers, my revised (and expanded) list of topics for this year’s City Council candidates is appended below. It’s a long list – longer than in previous years, so my suggestion is to choose about 10 topic areas and write whatever you wish on those topics. You may also choose to write something on all or most of the topics if you wish. Please note that there are no “Yes or No” questions and there will be no ranking, endorsements, or anything like that on the Candidate Pages – just an opportunity for all candidates to reach voters in whatever way they see fit. There is no strict limit on the length of your responses, but I hope you will be concise and to the point.

Your responses will be posted on your own candidate page at http://vote.cambridgecivic.com. Your page will contain a photo (please provide one or an update of the existing one if you wish), a prominent link to your own web site (if you have one), and relevant contact information. You may also provide an updated photo for the gallery of all candidates if you wish. Links to CCTV videos and profiles in the Cambridge Chronicle will also be included as they become available. Please visit this site to see the current pages derived from material from the 2015 election and from material already sent by candidates. I am gradually removing material from the pages of continuing candidates and replacing it with links to the pages for that previous election.

You will have the opportunity to amend or expand your responses at any time up to Election Day.

The suggested topics for this year are as follows – Express your thoughts on at least 10 topic areas

1) Background [biographical, etc.]

2) Top Priorities [List about three and elaborate below]

3) Land Use, Planning, Zoning, Density, Envision Cambridge [this may include specific ideas regarding particular neighborhoods and major city squares]

4) Housing (in general) and Affordable Housing (in particular) – priorities, plans, proposals

5) Economic Development and Commerce, Retail Viability and Affordability

6) Income Inequality, Economic Opportunity

7) Human Services Programs; Youth Programs; Senior Programs

8) Human Rights, Civic Unity, Diversity

9) Energy, Waste Reduction, Recycling, the Environment, and Public Health

10) Infrastructure: Water & Sewer; Climate-related issues and planning, Resiliency; Municipal Broadband

11) Traffic, Parking, Transportation, Cycling and Pedestrian Issues

12) Open Space, Parks, and Recreation

13) Municipal Finance (budget, assessments, property taxes, etc.)

14) Quality of Life, Noise, Public Safety, Accommodation of People with Disabilities

15) Civic Participation, Structure and Function of City Council and its committees

16) Government and Elections, Plan E Charter, City Manager

17) Relations and Collaboration between Cambridge, neighboring municipalities, the Commonwealth, regional and federal agencies (e.g. in regard to transportation projects, housing, etc.)

18) University Relations – Responsibilities, Collaboration

19) Arts and Public Celebrations

20) Cambridge Public Schools

With rare exceptions, the only editing will be for spelling, punctuation, and minor grammatical errors.

In order to expeditiously post all the information, I urge you or someone from your campaign to submit your responses and related materials via e-mail to election2017@cambridgecivic.com, preferably in plain text and as soon as possible. I generally turn things around very quickly. If you must send materials via US Mail, send them to me at 366 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139. Again, responses can be amended any time up to Election Day, Nov 7, 2017.

Robert Winters, Cambridge Civic Journal, 617-661-9230

Cambridge Candidates Pages – http://vote.cambridgecivic.com
Cambridge Civic Journal – http://rwinters.com
CCJ Forum – http://cambridgecivic.com

August 22, 2017

Cambridge InsideOut Episodes 251-252: August 22, 2017

Episode 251 – Cambridge InsideOut: Aug 22, 2017 (Part 1)

This episode was broadcast on Aug 22, 2017 at 5:30pm. Topics: Oldtime Baseball, Solar Eclipse, Politics. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]


Episode 252 – Cambridge InsideOut: Aug 22, 2017 (Part 2)

This episode was broadcast on Aug 22, 2017 at 6:00pm. Topics: Cambridge Candidate Pages – some history and a request for topics, questionnaires from political organizations. Hosts: Judy Nathans, Robert Winters [On YouTube]

[Materials used in these episodes]

Suggest Topics for Cambridge Municipal Election Candidates – 2017

Filed under: 2017 election,Cambridge,elections — Tags: , , , — Robert Winters @ 10:49 am

Vote!Suggest Topics for Cambridge Municipal Election Candidates – 2017

Candidates for City Council and School Committee in each municipal election since 2003 have been asked to submit statements to be posted on their Cambridge Candidate Pages on a range of topics relevant to the respective offices. Candidates can also submit statements on other topics of importance to them and they can modify any statements all the way up to Election Day. There are no endorsements on the Candidate Pages – just an opportunity for candidates to introduce themselves to voters. The request will soon go out to this year’s candidates. Are there any particular topic areas that should be on this year’s list? Please let me know what you think (or post a comment on this page) so that we can have a good starting point for all candidates. For reference, the topics from the 2015 election are listed below. – Robert Winters

Aug 26I am hoping to finalize the Topics Lists this weekend (Aug 26-27) before sending them out to all the candidates. If you have any additional input, now’s the time to send it to me. I now have 4 pages of suggestions to merge and distill into something as simple and flexible as possible for the candidates.

If anyone has managed to find email addresses for either Dan Lenke or Hari Pillai (or if you ARE Dan Lenke or Hari Pillai), please send me those email addresses so that all candidates can receive the same information and requests. – Robert Winters

City Council candidates were asked in 2015 about:
1) Background [biographical, etc.]
2) Top Priorities [List about three and elaborate below]
3) Land Use, Planning, Zoning, Density
4) Economic Development and Commerce
5) Housing
6) Energy, the Environment, and Public Health
7) Traffic, Parking, and Transportation
8) Open Space, Parks, and Recreation
9) Municipal Finance (budget, assessments, property taxes, etc.)
10) Quality of Life and Public Safety

Other topics that you might wish to address (2015): Civic Participation, Government and Elections, Plan E Charter, City Manager, University Relations, Youth Programs, Senior Programs, Arts and Public Celebrations, Cambridge Public Schools, Future of the Foundry Building

School Committee candidates were asked in 2015 about:
1) Background [biographical, etc.]
2) Top Priorities [List about three then elaborate below]
3) Top Challenges Facing CPS today
4) Evaluation of the Innovation Agenda
5) School Department Administration and Superintendent
6) School Department Budget and Capital Needs
7) Achievement Gaps, Meeting the Needs of All Students
8) Meeting the Needs of Advanced Learners
9) Controlled Choice, Student Assignment Policies
10) Curriculum and Programs
   a) Elementary School Grades
   b) Middle School Grades
   c) High School Grades

Any topics to add, delete, or modify?
(or comment below)

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