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January 4, 2018

2017 City Council Campaign Receipts, Expenditures, and $/Vote

Filed under: 2017 election,Cambridge,campaign finance,City Council — Tags: , , — Robert Winters @ 4:45 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 Dec 31)
#1 Votes$/Vote
Moree, Gregg14683$905.22$905.22100.0%$905.2246$19.68
Devereux, Jan16062$53,659.50$47,753.5089.0%$50,024.401699$29.44
Kelley, Craig14104$25,247.86$20,420.6080.9%$24,705.231092$22.62
Musgrave, Adriane16657$33,998.98$26,060.0076.6%$33,720.80580$58.14
Carlone, Dennis15680$36,169.32$27,325.0075.5%$35,908.611176$30.53
D'Ambrosio, Olivia16520$7,750.00$5,500.0071.0%$7,805.69216$36.14
Harding, Richard16737$34,500.49$22,641.0065.6%$34,318.46836$41.05
Mallon, Alanna16530$54,836.18$35,793.0065.3%$51,092.351329$38.44
Levy, Ilan16173$3,306.86$2,000.0060.5%$10,913.90246$44.37
McGovern, Marc15589$69,729.53$41,981.1960.2%$78,273.581880$41.63
Burgin, Josh16709$24,189.02$14,124.5258.4%$24,104.02392$61.49
Sutton, Bryan16713$1,314.44$719.9554.8%$1,293.0845$28.74
Benjamin, Ronald16493$1,262.55$677.0053.6%$1,432.52242$5.92
Zondervan, Quinton16516$59,406.69$29,149.4249.1%$61,856.361565$39.52
Siddiqui, Sumbul16556$45,274.60$21,795.0048.1%$35,996.512532$14.22
Toner, Paul16576$85,390.87$39,693.2646.5%$104,626.50980$106.76
Tierney, Sean16559$31,620.29$14,400.0045.5%$30,776.83779$39.51
Simmons, Denise13783$70,047.47$29,501.0042.1%$91,716.362616$35.06
Toomey, Tim12222$70,030.03$26,005.0837.1%$34,813.211619$21.50
Volmar, Gwen16691$13,374.56$4,713.9435.2%$12,839.56248$51.77
Santos, Jeffrey16686$10,102.00$3,282.0032.5%$12,582.40147$85.59
Sivongxay, Vatsady16528$37,905.88$11,189.0029.5%$37,933.19740$51.26
Gebru, Samuel16531$65,159.04$18,541.0428.5%$64,024.11787$81.35
Okamoto, Nadya16596$10,189.49$1,235.0012.1%$10,586.52550$19.25
Lenke, Dan16771$0.00$0.00-$920.0054$17.04
Pillai, Hari16770$0.00$0.00-$0.00107$0.00
2017 City Council Campaign Receipts and Expenditures (last updated Jan 15, 2018 at 9:30pm)

Note 1: Campaign expenses will continue to grow as reports are filed and bills are paid. This table will be updated at least semi-monthly through the end of 2017. The $/Vote figures will grow accordingly.

Note 2: Adjustments to the totals have been made (Jan 4) to reflect returned donations, candidate loans repaid, etc.



  1. Have you considered deducting candidates’ loans to their own campaigns from the % Cambridge stats?

    Comment by Jan Devereux — October 21, 2017 @ 8:47 am

  2. I consider personal contributions by candidates to be a completely legitimate Cambridge-based campaign contribution. If they are later paid back from other contributions (from non-Cambridge sources), then those will appear in later reports. I do, when possible and I have the available time, deduct the candidate loans from both donations and expenditures if and when they are reimbursed.

    A totally self-funded campaign would appropriately show as a 100% Cambridge-based campaign.

    Comment by Robert Winters — October 21, 2017 @ 8:57 am

  3. Then I suggest you consider adding a column that shows “% self-funded” when you have not yet deducted candidate loans. The “% Cambridge” should be a measure of the extent of local support for the candidate from residents, not of the candidate’s ability to self-fund.

    Comment by Jan Devereux — October 22, 2017 @ 5:16 pm

  4. Councillor Devereux – I would like to point out that everything I do is voluntary, and I actually have a real job in addition to this charity work. I have only so much time to dedicate to this and, unlike you, I have no City-funded staff to do everything I might ask. Most people I know feel that I already spend too much time on this. I’m sorry if this isn’t good enough for you or if I am unable to fashion everything into a form that complements your campaign narrative. Next time, try a simple “Thank You”.

    Comment by Robert Winters — October 22, 2017 @ 5:45 pm

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