Campaign Finance

Financing of political campaigns is governed by Chapter 55 of the Massachusetts General Laws. The statute imposes limitations and restrictions on contributions to candidates, and governs the ways in which campaign funds can be spent. It also requires that candidates disclose, on a regular schedule, all contributions received and expenditures made. Effective January 1, 2010, the law requires that candidate's statements be available to the public online.

Provided are campaign finance statements for candidates for all municipal office, except Mayor, as of the end of 2022. Beginning in January 2023, all Mayoral, Councillor-At-Large, and Ward Council candidates now file with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. School Committee members still file at the local level through the City Clerk's Office.