Financial Disclosure Laws for New Bedford

The Financial Disclosure Reporting law requirements ensure that voters can determine if their elected officials are receiving large sums from contributors that hope to influence their decisions. Acceptance of a contribution does not necessarily indicate wrongdoing. The law reflects the belief that voters have the right to know who has made campaign contributions.

Campaign Finance Reports for the period January 1, 2014 through December 31, 2014
Ian Abreu David Alves Joshua Amaral
Janice Baptist Peter Berthiaume Henry Bousquet
Naomi R.A. Carney Debora Coelho Chuck Dade
Bruce Duarte, Jr. Lawrence Finnerty Jane Gonsalves
Frederick Kalisz, Jr. Cynthia Kruger Denis Lawrence, Jr.
Joaquim Livramento Joseph Lopes Steven Martin
Linda Morad Jaoquim Nobrega Bruce Oliveira
Marlene Pollick Dana Rebeiro Ralf Rio
Kimberly Saunders J. Mark Treadup Martin Treadup
Pete Wilde Kerry Winterson
Campaign Finance Reports for the period November 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013
Ian Abreu David Alves Joshua Amaral
Janice Baptist Peter Berthiaume Henry Bousquet
Naomi R.A. Carney Leo Choquette Debora Coelho
Christopher Cotter Joe DeMedeiros Craig Dixon
Bruce Duarte, Jr. Nancy Feeney Lawrence Finnerty
John Fletcher Brian K. Gomes Jane Gonsalves
Frederick Kalisz, Jr. Cynthia Kruger Denis Lawrence, Jr.
Joaquim Livramento Joseph Lopes Steven Martins
Maria Mojica-Mosquea Linda Morad Joaquim Nobrega
Bruce Oliveira Brian Pastori Victor Pinheiro
John T. Saunders
Campaign Finance Reports for the period September 1, 2013 through October 31, 2013
Ian Abreu David Alves Joshua Amaral
Janice Baptist Peter Berthiaume Henry Bousquet
Naomi R.A. Carney Leo Choquette Debora Coelho
Christopher Cotter Bruce Duarte, Jr. Nancy Feeney
Lawrence Finnerty John Fletcher Brian K. Gomes
Joseph Lopes Nelson Macedo Maria Mojica-Mosquea
Linda Morad Joaquim Nobrega Bruce Oliveira
James Oliveira Brian Pastori Dana Rebeiro
Ralf Rho Ian Saunders John T. Saunders
Pete Wilde Kerry Winterson
Campaign Finance Reports for the period January 1, 2013 through August 31, 2013
Ian Abreu David Alves Joshua Amaral
Janice Baptist Henry Bousquet Naomi R.A. Carney
Leo Choquette Debora Coelho Christopher Cotter
Craig Dixon (AMENDED) Nancy Feeney Carlos Felix
Lawrence Finnerty John Fletcher Brian K. Gomes
Jane Gonsalves Michael Janson Joseph Lopes
Nelson Macedo Steven Martins Maria Mojica-Mosquea
Linda Morad Joaquim Nobrega Bruce Oliveira
Brian Pastori John Radcilffe Ralf Rho
John T. Saunders Elizabeth Watkins Pete Wilde
Kerry Winterson
Campaign Finance Reports for the period January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012
Ian Abreu David Alves Peter Berthiaume
Henry Bousquet Debora Coelho Joe DeMedeiros
Bruce Duarte, Jr. Lawrence Finnerty John Fletcher
Brian Gomes Jane Gonsalves Frederick Kalisz, Jr.
Cynthia Kruger Denis Lawrence, Jr. Joaquim Livramento
Joseph Lopes Steven Martins Joaquim Nobrega
James Oliveira Bruce Oliveira Victor Pinheiro
Marlene Pollock George Rogers John T. Saunders (AMENDED)
Kimberly Saunders Martin Treadup Jill Marie Ussach
Campaign Finance Reports for the period January 1, 2011 through September 26, 2011
Ian Abreu David Alves Erik Andrade
Janice Baptist Christopher J. Barros Henry Bousquet
Naomi R. A. Carney Debora Coelho Chuck Dade
Kathy M. Dehner Bruce Duarte, Jr. Brian K. Gomes
Jane Gonsalves Guillermo Gonzalez MD E. Michael Janson
Denis Lawrence, Jr. Joaquim Livramento Joseph P. Lopes
Steven Martins James Oliveira Nelson N. Ostiguy
Marlene Pollock Dana Rebeiro Robert Rebello
Frank Ribeiro George Rogers James M. Roy
Randy Santos John T. Saunders Derek Sylvia
Martin Treadup Jill Marie Ussach Adrienne R. Wilkins
John Moniz

Candidates and committees in city elections usually file three campaign finance reports in an election cycle: one before the preliminary election, a second before the general election and a third on Jan 20 of the following year. Reports are filed the Board of Election Commissioners. Campaign Finance Report, CPF M 102 must include all monies raised since the last report, total expenditures for the period, in-kind contributions and all outstanding liabilities. The filing requirement applies to all candidates, win or lose. Even those who lose in the preliminary are required to file pre-election and year-end reports. Even those who do not raise or spend any money must sign a form saying they had no activity (M102-0 form). M.G.L. Chapter 55, the Campaign Finance Law, regulates political activity by public employees and the use of public buildings and resources in campaigns. Public employees who take part in political campaigns and committees they support should be aware of these sections of the law. No person employed for compensation by the Commonwealth, its cities, towns and counties, and public agencies, other than an elected official, may directly or indirectly solicit or receive a contribution or anything of value for any political purpose. Soliciting or receiving campaign contributions in a public building is prohibited. Example include City or Town Hall, office buildings, public schools and libraries, police or fire stations and public works garages. Campaign Finance law prohibits the use of public resources for political campaign purposes, such as influencing the nomination or election of a candidate or the passage or defeat of a ballot question. Public Resources encompass just about anything that is paid for the taxpayers, such as vehicles, office equipment and supplies, buildings, and the paid time of public employees. For example, a public employee may not, during his work day, render campaign service to a candidate or work in favor of or against ballot question. For further information or a demonstration contact OCPF at (617) 727-8352 or (800) 462-OCPF. Financial Disclosure filings are kept in the office of the Board of Election Commissioners at City Hall, 133 William St. Room 114 and are available for public review. Frequently, candidates, community organizations, and the media research candidates through these reports.

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