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. Andy Jefferson Year End 2022
  2. Jefferson Committee End of Year 2024
  3. Beth Concaugh for School Committee- 3-11-2019 (PDF)
  4. Beth Concough for School Committee 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  5. Brook Padgett, Selectmen 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  6. Brook Padgett, Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  7. Bruce Spinney, Selectmen - 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  8. Bruce Spinney, Selectmen 12-31-2016 (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 W. Spinney- 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  13. Bruce Spinney 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  14. C. Palmer End of Year 12-22-2022
  15. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee- 3-13-2020 (PDF)
  16. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee 6-22-2020 (PDF)
  17. Colleen Roy Campaign Committee- 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  18. Colleen Roy Year End Report 2022
  19. Colleen Roy for Select Board 5-9-2023
  20. Colleen Roy for Select Board 6-13-2023
  21. Committee to Elect Ann Marie Foley 03-16-2022 (PDF)
  22. Ann Marie Foley Year End 2022
  23. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- 1-31-2019 (PDF)
  24. The Committee to Elect Amy Marr 5-9-2019 (PDF)
  25. Committee to Elect Amy Marr 6-20-2019 (PDF)
  26. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Year End Report- 01-26-2022 (PDF)
  27. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Year End Report- 1-21-2020 (PDF)
  28. Amy Marr-End Year Report 2-3-2021 (PDF)
  29. Committee to Elect Amy Marr- Change of Treasurer Form 01-26-2022 (PDF)
  30. Marr Committee Year End Report 2022
  31. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - 06-22-2021 (PDF)
  32. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson 5-4-2021 (PDF)
  33. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson 5-14-2021 (PDF)
  34. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - 06-28-2021 (PDF)
  35. Committee to Elect Dawn Anderson - Year End Report - 01-20-2022 (PDF)
  36. Dawn Anderson End of Year 2023
  37. Committee to Elect Dennis Perron 1-25-2018 (PDF)
  38. Dennis Perron- Selectmen- 5-4-2018 (PDF)
  39. Dennis Perron- Selectmen- 6-9-2018 (PDF)
  40. Committee to Elect Donna Stock 9-10-2019 (PDF)
  41. Stock Committee 10-21-2019 (PDF)
  42. Stock Committee 12-20-2019 (PDF)
  43. Stock Committee Year End Report 12-20-2019 (PDF)
  44. Stock Committee 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  45. Stock Committee- 7-20-2020 (PDF) (1)
  46. Stock Committee- 7-20-2020 (PDF)
  47. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 4-2-2019 (PDF)
  48. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  49. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio 6-18-2019 (PDF)
  50. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio- Year End Report- 1-7-2020 (PDF)
  51. Doreen DeFazio- Year End Report- 1-25-2021 (PDF)
  52. Committee to Elect Doreen DeFazio - Year-End Report - 01-18-2022 (PDF)
  53. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby 04-29-2016 (PDF)
  54. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby 6-6-2016 (PDF)
  55. Committee to Elect Ed Prisby Selectmen, 2016 (PDF)
  56. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 4-22-2019 (PDF)
  57. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  58. Committee to Elect Jennifer Paluzzi 6-20-2019 (PDF)
  59. Committee to Elect Mark Alimo
  60. Committee to Elect Mark Alimo 5-8-2023
  61. Committee to Elect Mark Alimo 6-15-2023
  62. Committee to Elect Mark Alimo End of Year 2023
  63. Committee to Elect Mat Often- 3-9-2020 (PDF)
  64. Committee to Elect Mike Scully- End of Year 2018- 10-2-2019 (PDF)
  65. Committee to Elect Peter Carlson 2-27-2019 (PDF)
  66. Raymond Mead, Moderator 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  67. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 02-12-2021 (PDF)
  68. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 05-14-2021 (PDF)
  69. Committee to Elect Raymond Mead - 06-21-2021 (PDF)
  70. Ray Mead - Year End Report - 01-12-2022 (PDF)
  71. Ray Mead Year End Report 2022
  72. Committee to Elect Sargon Hanna 05-16-2016 (PDF)
  73. Sargon Hanna 7-7-2016 (PDF)
  74. Sargon Hanna - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  75. Sargon Hanna for Selectman, 2016, Committee (PDF)
  76. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 4-26-2019 (PDF)
  77. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 5-13-2019 (PDF)
  78. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee 7-31-2019 (PDF)
  79. Committee to Re-Elect Kandy Lavallee- Year End Report- 1-7-2020 (PDF)
  80. Concaugh for Town Moderator- 7-10-2020 (PDF)
  81. Concaugh for Town Moderator- 7-15-2020 (PDF)
  82. Craig Juelis For School Committee 05-02-2022 (PDF)
  83. Craig Juelis Year End 2022
  84. Craig Juelis for School Committee 4-18-2023
  85. Craig Juelis for School Committee 5-23-2023
  86. Ed Prisby- Year End Report- 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  87. Edward Prisby - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  88. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 12-31-2018 (PDF)
  89. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 4-27-2018 (PDF)
  90. Edward Prisby- Selectmen- 6-4-2018 (PDF)
  91. Elect Rebecca Soco Committee Organization
  92. Elect Rebecca Soco 5-8-2023
  93. Elect Rebecca Soco 6-14-2023
  94. Elect Rebecca Soco End of the Year 2023
  95. Elizabeth Anderson Spinney- 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  96. Elizabeth Anderson Spinney 7-23-2020 (PDF)
  97. Jennifer Connelly 5-20-2019 (PDF)
  98. Jennifer Connelly for School Committee 4-2-2019 (PDF)
  99. Jennifer Connelly School Committee- Year End Report- 1-21-2020 (PDF)
  100. Davy Election 4-12-2018 (PDF)
  101. Jennifer Davy- Selectmen- 5-7-2018 (PDF)
  102. Jennifer Thomas - Selectmen 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  103. Jennifer Thomas - Selectman 6-15-2017 (PDF)
  104. Jennifer Thomas - Selectmen - 5-8-2017 (PDF)
  105. Jennifer Thomas- Selectmen- End of Year Report 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  106. John Paul Bubriski Year End Report 2022
  107. Liora Bram Year End Report 2022
  108. Mariagraciela Vargas-Baker Year End 2022
  109. Melissa Mazan- School Committee- 5-15-2017 (PDF)
  110. Melissa Mazan- School Committee- 5-16-2017 (PDF)
  111. Mike Scully, Planning Board - 12-31-2015 (PDF)
  112. Michael Scully - Planning Board 12-31-2016 (PDF)
  113. Michael Scully- Year End Report- 12-31-2017 (PDF)
  114. Sharon Carroll-Tidman- Planning Board- 5-7-2018 (PDF)
  115. Teri Turgeon- School Committee- 5-8-2017 (PDF)
  116. Teri Turgeon- School Committee- 6-15-2017 (PDF)
  117. Vote Lisa Rice- 10-17-2019 (PDF)
  118. Vote Lisa Rice 11-20-2019 (PDF)
  119. Vote Lisa Rice 9-27-2019 (PDF)
  120. YES Grafton 4-17-2020 (PDF)
  121. Yes Grafton 4-21-2020 (PDF)
  122. YES Grafton 6-15-2020 (PDF)
  123. YES Grafton 7-21-2020 (PDF)