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October 30, 2013

Sosnowski leads in council money race

McCarthy, Pinto closely matched for contributions in Ward 1


In Ward 6, incumbent Paul Prevey reported about $2,000 in donations this year, including $200 from Patrick Curtin and Edward Moriarty. His opponent, Beth Gerard, received about $1,000 since September. Contributors include Robert Badolato of Marblehead ($150), and Dick and Diane Pabich ($150).

Among those who contributed $250 or more to Mayor Driscoll were Ronald Brogan, owner of O’Neill’s Pub; Carpenter’s Local Union 26 PAC; Nina Cohen; developer Paul Dibiase; Scott Ferson of Belmont, president of the Liberty Square Group; Dorothy Harrington of Beverly and the Hawthorne Hotel; Kam Fun Lam of Lotus Gifts; Andrea Leary of Marblehead; Massachusetts Brick Layers People’s Committee; Nicole Mclaughlin of the Plummer Home; real estate agent Betsy Merry; Sally Murphy of Boston, CEO of Rattle Advertising; Diane Pabich of The Salem Inn; Shawn Shea of the Salem Wax Museum; Nina Simonds; developer Alex Steinbergh of RCG; Christine Sullivan, executive director of the Enterprise Center at Salem State; and Leslie Tuttle.

Among Driscoll’s expenditures were four checks totaling $7,000 to Theresa Silva of Beverly, her campaign coordinator. Silva is the wife of Driscoll’s former chief aide Jason Silva, who ran her past campaigns.

Driscoll’s opponent, Cedric Ashley Jr., had no contributions, according to filings to date.

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