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Finance Disclosure Homepage
As the City of Portland, Maine is no longer posting campaign finance disclosure
reports for candidates for city office --
and has systematically destroyed those
filed before 2005 -- I am posting them here for public use as time and
resources permit.

Note that many candidates file several reports during each election cycle, and
to have a full picture of their relationship with donors (and, perhaps, special
interests,) one must read them all.

If you are interested in disclosures for Maine state and county offices, please
visit
this site.

If you have copies of Portland campaign finance disclosures dated prior to
2005 and would like to contribute them to this collection, please contact
Colin
Woodard.

Also note that while we ultimately seek to obtain complete reports, this
collection is a voluntary effort and may suffer from missing pages or even entire
reports. Some pages are in poor focus. Many posted reports feature only the
key pages -- usually Schedule A (campaign contributions) -- in an effort to
reduce cost.

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Campaign Disclosures for the 2008 Election Cycle
Campaign Disclosures for the 2007 Election Cycle
Campaign Disclosures for the 2006 Election Cycle
Campaign Disclosures Election Cycles prior to 2005
The City Clerk of Portland, Maine has destroyed all copies of
disclosures filed prior to 2005, including those of sitting city
councilors. (Originally the clerk reported the 2005 disclosures to
have also been destroyed, but they have subsequently been
located.)

If you have copies of missing disclosures -- or better of more
complete copies -- and would like to contribute them to this
collection, feel free to
contact us.
2007 Campaign and Political Action Committee
disclosures: A complete collection (100MB file).
This is a 458 page document which appears to be a
complete collection of disclosures for the 2007 cycle,
including those of Political Action Committees.
2006-2008 Disclosures for select city councillors
This PDF contains disclosures for city councillors who
consistently supported Ocean Properties' development
proposal for the Maine State Pier, including Dory Waxman,
Jill Duson, and Dan Skolnik.
Campaign Disclosures for Ocean Properties' supporters
It is provided here to substantiate my reporting on the links
between city councillors and employees, owners, and
hirelings of Ocean Properties.
2008 Edward Suslovic (contributions)
2008 Tina Smith (contributions)
2008 Dory Waxman (contributions)
2008 John Coyne (contributions)
This candidate, the sitting mayor, was defeated by Waxman.
This challenger, a Democrat, won an at-large council seat
This challenger, a Democrat, won a council seat
This challenger, a Green, was defeated by Waxman.
2008 Cheryl Leeman (exemption certificate)
This incumbent, a Republican, ran unopposed, raised no
contributions and was, therefore, exempt from reporting.
2006 Kevin Donoghue (contributions)
2006 David Marshall (contributions)
2006 Nick Mavodones (contributions)
This candidate, a Green, won a council seat.
This incumbent, a Democrat, retained a council seat.
This candidate, a Green, won a council seat.
2006 Cyrus Hagge (contributions)
This challenger, a Democrat, lost to Marshall.
2006 Christina Feller (contributions)
This challenger lost to Mavodones.
2006 Kirk Goodhue (contributions)
This challenger lost to Doneghue.
2006 Michael Patterson (contributions)
This challenger lost to Doneghue.
2008 Naomi Mermin (contributions)
This challenger was defeated.
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Filings of interest would include those for sitting councillors John Anton (pp.
57-63, 274-281),
Jill Duson (pp. 116-126, 328-335), and Dan Skolnik (pp.
224-240, 432-440), as well as defeated councillor (and current Cumberland
County Commissioner)
Jim Cloutier (pp. 78-87, 295-302) and defeated
challenger
Anthony Donovan (pp. 318-326) who received significant
donations from individuals associated with Ocean Properties.
Campaign Disclosures for the 2005 Election Cycle
This 375 page document which appears to be a complete
collection of disclosures for the 2005 city council race. It
does not include filings by political action committees. It
appeared on the city clerk's website in September 2009.
Filings of interest would include those for sitting councillors Cheryl Leeman
(pp. 196-215) and
John Coyne (pp. 76-91), as well as those of former mayors
Ed Suslovic (pp. 342-375), and James Cohen (who now sits on the Charter
Commission;
pp. 38-75.)
2005 Campaign disclosures: A complete
collection (80MB file from portlandmaine.gov)
Campaign Disclosures for the 2009 Election Cycle
2009 Laurie Davis (contributions)
2009 James Gooch (contributions)
2009 Ben Chipman (contributions)
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
This candidate, a Green, won a charter commission seat.
2009 James Cohen (contributions)
2009 Robert O'Brien (contributions)
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
For City Charter Commission:
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
2009 Richard Ranaghan (contributions)
This candidate, unaffiliated, won a charter commission seat.
2009 Nathan Smith (contributions)
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
2009 John Spritz (contributions)
This candidate, a Democrat, won a charter commission seat.
2009 Anna Trevorrow (contributions)
This candidate, a Green, won a charter commission seat.
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
Currently holds
this office
For City Council and School Committee:
2009 campaign disclosures: 11-day pre-election
reports (large file).
This is an 83 page document posted at the City Clerk's
webpage which includes the pre-election reports for
cadidates, but
not the post-election ones.  
Filings of interest would include those for sitting councillors David Marshall
(pp. 16-24),
Kevin Donoghue (pp. 17-15), and current mayor Nicholas
Mavodones
(p. 25), who ran unopposed. Disclosures for these candidates last
election -- in 2006 -- have been rescued and posted on this page.