Campaign Finance Reports, Disclosure Forms, Filing Dates

Organization and Disclosure Forms

Candidates who file locally, municipal ballot question committees, local party committees and locally-based political action committees file organizational forms on the local level. The law does not, under most circumstances, require a candidate to have a political committee organized on his or her behalf, but most candidates have one. Form CPF M101 Should be filed with the City Clerk's Office as soon as the committee is organized. (Please Note - Candidates for Mayor and City Council file their M101 statement with OCPF directly)

For Candidate Committees click here for the CPF 101 

For Ballot Question Committees click here for CPF M101 BQ

For Political Action Committees click here for CPF M101 PC

For a Candidate's Segregated Fund click here for CPF M101 SFA

The Organizational form contains the names and addresses of the committee officers. Any change in the information submitted should be reported to the City Clerk's Office within 10 days of that change. Any change in treasurer should be submitted by completing Form CPF M T 101 and filing it with the City Clerk's Office.

Municipal Campaign Finance Reporting

Newburyport candidates and political committees are required to file form CPF M102 with the City Clerk's Office on or before each reporting date. (Please Note - candidates for Mayor and City Council file electronically with OCPF). Candidates and treasurers are responsible for the legality, validity, completeness and accuracy of each of their reports.

For instructions on Form CPF M102 click here

For form CPF M102 click here

For Schedule A Addendums click here

For Schedule B Addendums click here

Records of all receipts and expenditures must be maintained by a candidate and committee for all activities, regardless of amount.

Filing Dates and Disclosure

Candidates and committees are required by statute to file periodic campaign finance reports and are also responsible for the legality, validity, completeness and accuracy of their reports. The following is a schedule for filing reports with the City Clerk's Office or OCPF. These reports MUST be filed whether or not money has been raised or expended during the reporting period and whether or not the candidate is nominated or elected. Reports are due to the City Clerk's Office by the close of business on the day the report is due. 

Pre-Preliminary Report: Due on or before the 8th day preceding the cities preliminary election. The form is to be complete from the day following the end date of the last report filed through ten (10) days before the due date. (Please Note - Only those candidates on the preliminary ballot are required to file pre-preliminary reports)

Pre-Election Report: Due on or before the 8th day (the 'due date') preceding the city general election, complete from the day following the ending date of the last report filed through ten (10) days before the due date.

Year-End Report: Due on or before January 20 in the year following, complete from the day after the end date of the last report filed through December 31. The year-end report must be filed each year, so long as a committee is in existence or a candidate maintains a campaign fund, has outstanding debts, or is an incumbent elected official. If January 20th falls on a weekend the report would be due the next business day.

Dissolution of a Committee

Committees that have no cash balance, assets or outstanding liabilities and wish to dissolve may do so. Candidates and committees that do not dissolve must continue to report on a regular basis, as do incumbents with or without a committee.

In order to dissolve,  all residual funds from committee or candidate accounts must be donated to one or more of the following: (1) the Commonwealth of Massachusetts General Fund; (2) the City of Newburyport General Fund; (3) a scholarship fund; or (4) a charitable or religious organization. Donations to scholarship funds and charities are subject to certain restrictions. Contact OCPF for more information.

To dissolve, candidates or committees file the CPF M102 Form and check off the "Dissolution" box near the top of the summary page.

Annual Campaign Contribution Limitsclick here

For more information please click here to be directed to the OCPF website or call the City Clerk's Office at 978-465-4407 

For an OCPF Tutorial Video for locally filing candidates please click here 

Campaign Reporting by Local Candidates and Committees for the Last Three Years.

2016

2017-2018

2019-2020

January 20th 2017

CPF M102 year-end- 2016

Sharif Zeid

Robert Cronin

Charles Tontar

Donna D. Holaday

Edward C. Cameron, Jr.

Nicholas deKanter

Joseph H. Devlin

Jared Eigerman

Larry Giunta

 

 

 

 

 

 

CPF M102-0

NO ACTIVITY-year-end

Cheryl Sweeney

Bruce L. Vogel

Barry Connell

Thomas F. OBrien

Bruce Menin

Christine Miller

Steven P. Cole

Gregory D. Earls

 
 
January 20th 2019
CPF M102 year-end-2018

 

CPF M102-0 No Activity-year end-2018

 
Sharif I. Zeid
Nicholas B. deKanter

 Bruce L. Vogel

Heather L. Shand
Gregory D. Earls
Jared J. Eigerman
Joseph H. Devlin
Brian Callahan
Thomas F. OBrien
 
January 20, 2018

CPF M102 year-end-2017

Jennie L. Donahue

Jared J. Eigerman

Heather L. Shand

Afroz Khan

Robert J. Cronin

Barry N. Connell

Charles F. Tontar

Donna D. Holaday

Amendments- DHoladay

Robert A. Germinara

Joseph H. Devlin

Larry G. Giunta, Jr.

 

CPF M102-0

No Activity-year end

Sharif Zeid

Nicholas B. deKanter

Ali Santarlasci

Bruce L. Vogel

Bruce M. Menin

Gregory D. Earls

Thomas F. OBrien

 
CPF M 102
October 30, 2017
 

Heather L. Shand

Charles F. Tontar

Larry G. Giunta, Jr

Barry N. Connell

Gregory D. Earls

Robert A. Germinara

Joseph H. Devlin

Jennie L. Donahue

Afroz Khan

David A. Hochheiser

 

Ali Santarlasci
Brian Callahan
Sharif I. Zeid
Bruce L. Vogel
Thomas F. OBrien
Edward C. Cameron, Jr
Steven P. Cole
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

January 21, 2020

CPF M102 NCAN

CPF M102 NCAN AMD

 

January 21, 2020

CPF M102-0 no activity year-end-2019

Sharif Zeid

Joseph H. Devlin

Jared J. Eigerman

Bruce Menin

 

January 21, 2020

CPF M102

Heather L. Shand

James J. McCauley

Robert A. Germinara

Sheila Reardon Spalding

Sean R. Reardon

Afroz K. Khan

Charles F. Tontar

Barry N. Connell

Bruce L. Vogel

Christine E. Wallace

Byron J. Lane

 

Statement of Organization

CPF M101

Byron J. Lane

 

November 25, 2019

CPF M22 Children's Health Care Ballot Question

 

CPF  M102

October 28, 2019

 

Sean R. Reardon

Amendment. Sean Reardon

James F. McCauley

Sarah Hall

Sarah Hall-Post Election

Charles F. Tontar

Charles F. Tontar-amd

Christine E. Wallace

Barry N. Connell

Byron J. Lane

Byron Lane Amd.

Afroz K. Khan

Robert A. Germinara

Bruce L. Vogel

Paul C. O'Brien

Heather L. Shand

Joseph H. Devlin

 

CPF M102 10-28-2019

 

Nbpt Cannabis Action Network

Addendum

Opt Out Newburyport

 

 

CPF M102-0 No Activity

October 28, 2019

Sharif Zeid

Sheila Reardon Spalding

Jared Eigerman

 

CPF M101 BQ: Statement of Organization

 

Opt Out Newburyport

Ltr to Opt Out from OCPF

 

Nbpt Cannabis Action Network

 

September 09, 2019

CPF M102

Sarah Hall

Byron J. Lane

Byron J. Lane Amd.

 

CPF M102-0 No-Activity

Mary E. Zinck