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October 30, 2013

Sosnowski leads in council money race

McCarthy, Pinto closely matched for contributions in Ward 1


Incumbent Janet Crane had contributions of $1,295, including donations from fellow school board member Jim Fleming ($100) and from Ed Moriarty ($250).

Rick Johnson, making his first run for school board, reported total donations of about $1,700. Contributors include Sarah Morrill ($100) of the Salem Education Foundation and Jacqueline Washburn ($250).

Howling Wolf owner Patrick Schultz, a former teacher and administrator, listed donations of $672 for the past month and expenditures for the year of about $3,000. Schultz contributors include Matthew Murphy and Sarah Morrill ($100), Paul and Marin Konstadt ($100), and Gayle Sullivan ($100), a Salem High School nurse.

Incumbent Lisa Lavoie listed a balance of $889 and no contributions this year.

Councilor-at-large donations

In the councilor-at-large race, Elaine Milo reported donations from developer Bill Goldberg ($500) of Salem, the Carpenters’ Local 26 Political Action Committee ($250), Kimberly Muller of North Andover ($250) and Gary Barrett of Salem ($100).

Jerry Ryan received $300 from Mike Allen, $500 from relative John Butler, $200 from Patrick Curtin and $100 from Patrick Deiulis.

Incumbent Arthur Sargent, a councilor since 2000, reported donations of $295 the past two months and an ending balance of $698. Patrick Curtin gave him $150.

William Legault, who filled an at-large vacancy last winter, reported contributions of nearly $1,800 this year.

Norene Gachignard, a former school board member running at-large, had contributions of $2,805. Contributors included John Boris ($100), funeral home director Paul Levesque ($200), Robert Lutts ($100), former school board members Peg Howard ($100) and Darleen Melis ($100), and Beverly City Councilor Jason Silva ($100), the former chief aide to Driscoll.

Incumbent Tom Furey, who has been on the council since 1996, reported no contributions this year and expenses of about $2,000. Candidate Ken Sawicki also reported no contributions.

Other donations

In the Ward 4 City Council race, Sean O’Brien reported raising about $2,500 the past two months for a total of about $4,300. He got contributions from Denise Barrows of Wakefield ($500) and the Massachusetts Republican Municipal PAC ($250). The other Ward 4 candidate, David Eppley, reported contributions of $410 since August and a balance of $760. Elaine Milo, a council-at-large candidate, donated $500 to Eppley earlier in the year.

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