Andover residents contributed $71,685 to state Sen. Barry Finegold already this year– more than any other candidate running in Tuesday’s election, including statewide candidates for governor and political action committees.
Andover residents made 1,436 political contributions totaling $361,976.60 to political action committee and candidates for state office during the first 10 months of 2022, according to filings with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance. While Finegold, an Andover Democrat, has significantly out raised his challenger, he’s in a tough reelection battle after redistricting added towns that have traditionally voted Republican.
Salvator DeFranco, Finegold’s challenger, raised $9,439.90 from Andover residents in the 10-month period. In the other locally-contested race for the state legislatur, Democratic incumbent stet Rep. Tram Nguyen raised $19,212 in Andover while her opponent, Republican Jeffrey Dufour, raised $5,005.
The table below shows the candidates and PACs that received the most contributions from Andover residents between Jan. 1 and Oct. 31:
|Candidate/PAC||Office Running For||Total Contributions from Andover|
|Barry Finegold (D-Andover)||State Senate, 2nd Essex & Middlesex||$71,685|
|Maura Healey (D)||Governor||$60,906|
|Democratic State Committee||$21,167|
|Tram Nguyen (D-Andover)||State House, 18th Essex||$19,212|
|Andrea Joy Campbell (D)||Attorney General||$16,400|
|Massachusetts Majority IEPAC||$15,000|
|Geoffrey Diehl (R)||Governor||$14,803|
|Salvatore DeFranco (R-Haverhill)||State Senate, 2nd Essex & Middlesex||$9,439.90|
|Republican State Committee||$9,118.50|
|Diana Dizoglio (D)||Auditor||$8,950|