Campaign & Political Finance & Reports

Office of Campaign and Political FinanceAre you considering running for office? Will you be forming a campaign committee, raising or spending funds? If you answered yes to these questions, you will need to file campaign finance reports with the Town or State.

According to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance, "campaign finance law (M.G.L. Chapter 55) is a comprehensive statute governing the financing of political campaigns in the Commonwealth at the state, county, district and municipal levels. The Federal Election Commission administers campaign finance issues as they apply to federal candidates." At the local level and in Grafton, the Town Clerk administers the campaign finance law and serves as a resource for candidates and residents who have questions and/or need to understand the law as it may apply to them.

Candidates for local election and political committees file organizational forms (Form CPF M101 [PDF]) and are required to fill Form CPF M102 (PDF) with the Town Clerk on or before each reporting date. Candidates and treasurers are responsible for the legality, validity, completeness and accuracy of each of their reports. The CPF M102-0 (Short Form) (PDF) report may be filled out by candidates who do not have a political committee organized on their behalf, have not received any contributions, spent any money, maintained a balance, or incurred any debts.

Reports are due for candidates on the ballot in any given year 8 days prior to the election, 30 days after the election, and at the end of the calendar year. For incumbents not on the ballot, only year-end reports are due that particular year. Unsuccessful candidates still have to file a 30-day post-election report, but then they can "dissolve" their committee as long as they do not have a balance. Reports must still be filed for unsuccessful candidates who do have a balance.

Important: The campaign finance law mandates that a civil penalty of $25 per day, up to $5,000 total, be assessed personally against a candidate for any report that is filed after the due date and upon referral to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. In addition, failure to file the report as required will subject you to referral to the Attorney General.

Towns are required to post campaign finance reports on the municipal website for local candidates who have had over $1,000 in expenditures or collected over $1,000 in revenue in a single reporting period. Additionally, as an added best practice, Grafton posts Campaign Finance Reports for all candidates and elected officials regardless of the amount of expenditures or receipts.

Below, please find recent campaign finance reports for Grafton candidates and their committees.

For more information about the campaign finance law and related processes, please contact the Town Clerk's Office or visit the Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

The Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF) provides excellent guidance on this issue and makes the entire process very user-friendly. Municipal candidates who are interested in learning about the process should view the Getting Started Guide (PDF). You will find links to organization forms, campaign finance report forms, and a summary of the campaign finance law as it appears in the OCPF guide booklet. For more information please visit the Office of Campaign and Political Finance website for Reporting Forms and Instructions.

Campaign Finance Guide for Candidates to Municipal Office (PDF)

Campaign Finance Reports

  1. Amy Marr-End Year Report 2-3-2021 (PDF)
  2. Andy Jefferson Year End 2022
  3. Ann Marie Foley Year End 2022
  4. Beth Concaugh for School Committee- 3-11-2019 (PDF)
  5. Beth Concough for School Committee 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  6. Brook Padgett, Selectmen 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  7. Brook Padgett, Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  8. Bruce Spinney 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  9. Bruce Spinney- Board of Selectmen- 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  10. Bruce Spinney- Board of Selectmen- 5-08-2017 (PDF)
  11. Bruce Spinney- Board of Selectmen- 6-15-2017 (PDF)
  12. Bruce Spinney, Selectmen - 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  13. Bruce Spinney, Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  14. Bruce W. Spinney- 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  15. C. Palmer End of Year 12-22-2022
  16. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee- 3-13-2020 (PDF)
  17. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee 6-22-2020 (PDF)
  18. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee- 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  19. Colleen Roy Year End Report 2022
  20. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- 1-31-2019 (PDF)
  21. Committee to Elect Amy Marr 6-20-2019 (PDF)
  22. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Change of Treasurer Form 01-26-2022 (PDF)
  23. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Year End Report- 01-26-2022 (PDF)
  24. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Year End Report- 1-21-2020 (PDF)
  25. Committee to Elect Ann Marie Foley 03-16-2022 (PDF)
  26. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - 06-22-2021 (PDF)
  27. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - 06-28-2021 (PDF)
  28. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - Year End Report - 01-20-2022 (PDF)
  29. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson 5-14-2021 (PDF)
  30. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson 5-4-2021 (PDF)
  31. Committee to Elect Dennis Perron 1-25-2018 (PDF)
  32. Committee to Elect Donna Stock 9-10-2019 (PDF)
  33. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio - Year-End Report - 01-18-2022 (PDF)
  34. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 4-2-2019 (PDF)
  35. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  36. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 6-18-2019 (PDF)
  37. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio- Year End Report- 1-7-2020 (PDF)
  38. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby 04-29-2016 (PDF)
  39. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby 6-6-2016 (PDF)
  40. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby Selectmen, 2016 (PDF)
  41. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 4-22-2019 (PDF)
  42. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  43. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 6-20-2019 (PDF)
  44. Committee to Elect Mat Often- 3-9-2020 (PDF)
  45. Committee to Elect Mike Scully- End of Year 2018- 10-2-2019 (PDF)
  46. Committee to Elect Peter Carlson 2-27-2019 (PDF)
  47. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 02-12-2021 (PDF)
  48. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 05-14-2021 (PDF)
  49. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 06-21-2021 (PDF)
  50. Committee to Elect Sargon Hanna 05-16-2016 (PDF)
  51. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 4-26-2019 (PDF)
  52. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  53. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 7-31-2019 (PDF)
  54. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee- Year End Report- 1-7-2020 (PDF)
  55. Concaugh for Town Moderator- 7-10-2020 (PDF)
  56. Concaugh for Town Moderator- 7-15-2020 (PDF)
  57. Craig Juelis For School Committee 05-02-2022 (PDF)
  58. Craig Juelis Year End 2022
  59. Davy Election 4-12-2018 (PDF)
  60. Dennis Perron- Selectmen- 5-4-2018 (PDF)
  61. Dennis Perron- Selectmen- 6-9-2018 (PDF)
  62. Doreen DeFazio- Year End Report- 1-25-2021 (PDF)
  63. Ed Prisby- Year End Report- 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  64. Edward Prisby - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  65. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 12-31-2018 (PDF)
  66. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 4-27-2018 (PDF)
  67. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 6-4-2018 (PDF)
  68. Elizabeth Anderson Spinney- 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  69. Elizabeth Anderson Spinney 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  70. Jennifer Connelly 5-20-2019 (PDF)
  71. Jennifer Connelly for School Committee 4-2-2019 (PDF)
  72. Jennifer Connelly School Committee- Year End Report- 1-21-2020 (PDF)
  73. Jennifer Davy- Selectmen- 5-7-2018 (PDF)
  74. Jennifer Thomas - Selectman 6-15-2017 (PDF)
  75. Jennifer Thomas - Selectmen - 5-8-2017 (PDF)
  76. Jennifer Thomas - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  77. Jennifer Thomas- Selectmen- End of Year Report 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  78. John Paul Bubriski Year End Report 2022
  79. Liora Bram Year End Report 2022
  80. Mariagraciela Vargas-Baker Year End 2022
  81. Marr Committee Year End Report 2022
  82. Melissa Mazan- School Committee- 5-15-2017 (PDF)
  83. Melissa Mazan- School Committee- 5-16-2017 (PDF)
  84. Michael Scully - Planning Board 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  85. Michael Scully- Year End Report- 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  86. Mike Scully, Planning Board - 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  87. Ray Mead - Year End Report - 01-12-2022 (PDF)
  88. Ray Mead Year End Report 2022
  89. Raymond Mead, Moderator 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  90. Sargon Hanna - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  91. Sargon Hanna 7-7-2016 (PDF)
  92. Sargon Hanna for Selectman, 2016, Committee (PDF)
  93. Sharon Carroll-Tidman- Planning Board- 5-7-2018 (PDF)
  94. Stock Committee 10-21-2019 (PDF)
  95. Stock Committee 12-20-2019 (PDF)
  96. Stock Committee 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  97. Stock Committee- 7-20-2020 (PDF)
  98. Stock Committee- 7-20-2020 (PDF) (1)
  99. Stock Committee Year End Report 12-20-2019 (PDF)
  100. Teri Turgeon- School Committee- 5-8-2017 (PDF)
  101. Teri Turgeon- School Committee- 6-15-2017 (PDF)
  102. The Committee to Elect Amy Marr 5-9-2019 (PDF)
  103. Vote Lisa Rice- 10-17-2019 (PDF)
  104. Vote Lisa Rice 11-20-2019 (PDF)
  105. Vote Lisa Rice 9-27-2019 (PDF)
  106. YES Grafton 4-17-2020 (PDF)
  107. Yes Grafton 4-21-2020 (PDF)
  108. YES Grafton 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  109. YES Grafton 7-21-2020 (PDF)