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For immediate release:
Friday November 4, 2011

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Bill Mahoney (518) 817-3738

NYPIRG EXAMINES SPENDING IN 2011 LOCAL ELECTIONS
NEARLY $52 MILLION SPENT SO FAR THIS YEAR
Local committees spent $51,702,809.97 between January 12 and October 24, 2011. The following three
charts break down these totals.

25 LOCAL CANDIDATES ON NOVEMBER BALLOT WHO SPENT THE MOST, 1/12/11 – 10/24/11
This chart excludes candidates who are not on this year’s general election ballot. If all local candidates
were included, the leader would have been Mayor Bloomberg, whose current campaign committee
spent $5,644,999.93 this year.
Rank
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
1

Candidate Committee(s)
BELLONE 2011/ FRIENDS OF STEVE
BELLONE
COLLINS FOR OUR FUTURE
FRIENDS OF MAGGIE BROOKS
CARPENTER FOR THE COUNTY/
FRIENDS OF ANGIE CARPENTER
TAYLOR FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY
KATE MURRAY FOR SUPERVISOR
FRIENDS OF MARK POLONCARZ
MAKE MIKE MAYOR
FRIENDS OF PHIL NOLAN
FRIENDS OF JON KAIMAN
FRIENDS OF CHRIS JACOBS
MOLINARO FOR DUTCHESS
FRIENDS OF JOHN VENDITTO
CITIZENS FOR LOUIS FALCO III
LESKO FOR SUPERVISOR

$ Spent1

Office

Municipality Party

$1,990,334.18
$1,112,712.94
$564,107.90

County Executive
County Executive
County Executive

Suffolk
Erie
Monroe

D
R
R

$513,125.39
$398,546.88
$369,657.80
$346,649.05
$301,561.85
$295,846.63

County Executive
District Attorney
Supervisor
County Executive
Mayor
Supervisor

R
R
R
D
D
D

$251,405.07
$247,317.87
$239,381.51
$212,814.87
$197,483.87
$192,404.29

Supervisor
County Clerk
County Executive
Supervisor
Sheriff
Town Supervisor

Suffolk
Monroe
Hempstead
Erie
Yonkers
Islip
North
Hempstead
Erie
Dutchess
Oyster Bay
Rockland
Brookhaven

In this report, expenses do not include transfers to other candidates.

D
R
R
R
D
D

16
17
18
19
20
21
22

FRIENDS OF SHERRI L. EISENPRESS
FRIENDS OF ALEX GROMACK
FRIENDS OF DANIEL P. MCCOY
CITIZENS FOR CIOTTI
FRIENDS OF MAUREEN WALKER
FRIENDS OF JOANIE MAHONEY
FRIENDS OF MARIA WHYTE

23 FRIENDS OF JOHN ROUSE
24 TIM O'NEILL FOR SHERIFF
RUBEN WILLS 2011/ FRIENDS OF
25 RUBEN WILLS

$175,466.61
$174,808.37
$173,762.70
$171,842.73
$169,793.41
$166,277.55
$158,617.48

Rockland
Clarkstown
Albany
Nassau
Mt. Vernon
Onondaga
Erie

D
D
D
R
C
R
D

$149,307.77
$149,084.57

Family Court Judge
Town Supervisor
County Executive
Legislator
Comptroller
County Executive
County Clerk
Superintendent of
Highways
Sheriff

Brookhaven
Rockland

D
C/I

$147,559.12

City Council

New York

D

12 LOCAL PARTY COMMITTEES THAT SPENT THE MOST, 1/12/11 – 10/24/11
Rank Party Committee
1 NASSAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
NASSAU COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE OPERATING ACCOUNT/ NASSAU
2 COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE HOUSEKEEPING ACCOUNT
3 SUFFOLK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
4 MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE
MONROE COUNTY REPUBLICAN HOUSEKEEPING COMMITTEE/ MONROE
5 COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
ERIE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE/ ERIE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
6 COMMITTEE-HOUSEKEEPING
SUFFOLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE- HOUSEKEEPING ACCT (SCRC)/
7 SUFFOLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN ACCT (SCRC)
8 NORTH HEMPSTEAD DEMOCRATIC COMM.
9 TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE
10 SUFFOLK COUNTY CONSERVATIVE CHAIRMAN'S CLUB
11 DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION OF QUEENS COUNTY
12 TOWN OF BABYLON DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE

$ Spent
$1,740,012.12
$992,839.54
$800,640.78
$521,606.44
$504,616.25
$358,035.59
$339,292.84
$272,285.12
$266,299.23
$223,839.16
$222,974.51
$204,796.63

TOTAL SPENDING BY OFFICE: 2011 VS. 2007
This chart includes all local committees, including those belonging to candidates who are not up for
reelection this year and those who lost in the primaries.
The $51,702,809.97 spent by these committees in 2011 is up slightly from the equivalent period in 2007,
when local committees spent $50,693,299.27. However, these numbers are skewed by the spending by

Mayor Bloomberg mentioned above. 2 Spending by candidates with a declared office dropped from
$30,853,535.80 to $27,620,674.80; spending by local party committees dropped from $14,767,199.87 to
$13,982.520.27

Office
County Executive
County Legislator
Mayor
Supervisor
District Attorney
Town Council
City Council
Councilman
Town Justice
Sheriff
Town Supervisor
Legislator
Family Court Judge
City Court Judge
County Clerk
Civil Court Judge
Highway Superintendent
Comptroller
County Court Judge
Treasurer
Town Board
District Court Judge
Clerk
Town Clerk
Borough President
Common Council
Receiver of Taxes
Surrogate Court Judge
Legislative District
District Leader
State Committee
President
Public Advocate

2

2011
Spending
$6,420,264.89
$2,856,860.76
$2,835,642.53
$2,692,368.37
$1,552,596.38
$1,443,978.60
$963,074.37
$826,708.28
$790,883.51
$736,171.91
$635,013.35
$590,934.03
$543,351.05
$526,912.59
$512,699.95
$421,586.93
$420,010.68
$388,273.63
$309,820.43
$264,156.03
$262,496.53
$211,487.07
$202,604.22
$176,157.79
$148,481.03
$140,386.14
$117,332.31
$115,641.78
$80,596.54
$73,411.73
$71,525.83
$57,723.10
$50,780.63

2007
Spending
$5,876,625.90
$2,997,424.76
$3,650,386.80
$2,927,696.00
$2,762,567.59
$1,321,169.60
$924,420.52
$802,493.02
$873,392.87
$595,452.65
$279,756.89
$897,487.30
$738,529.80
$423,875.34
$269,541.84
$631,418.65
$352,215.95
$656,835.91
$678,043.27
$58,069.27
$306,908.47
$151,646.61
$732,092.26
$111,832.62
$209,642.95
$164,442.56
$224,920.70
$385,492.90
$200,972.74
$22,284.96
$39,550.00
$13,088.06
$61,918.44

His spending was not linked to a specific office, and thus is included in the tally for “Unspecified Local
Committee” at the bottom of this chart.

Alderperson
Trustee
Village Trustee
Commissioner of Finance
County Treasurer
Commissioner of Education
City School Board
City Council President
Assessor
Chairperson
Coroner
County Representative
Commissioner of Public Works
Controller
Commissioner of Schools
Village Justice
Town Clerk/Tax Collector
City Chamberlain
Town Tax Collector
Council President
Pres. Common Council
Sup. Court Justice
Parties
CONSTITUTED COUNTY
CONSTITUTED COUNTY HOUSE KEEPING
PARTY COUNTY
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-TOWN
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-CITY
PARTY COUNTY HOUSE KEEPING
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-VILLAGE
DULY CONSTITUED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE - HOUSKEEPING
Unspecified Local Committee
Ballot Issue
Local PAC

$29,624.50
$23,831.19
$17,989.84
$16,778.06
$15,770.79
$13,685.70
$11,605.78
$10,732.69
$6,207.69
$6,045.80
$5,702.45
$5,486.72
$4,895.51
$2,844.39
$2,539.48
$2,436.33
$2,210.01
$1,858.92
$297.00
$199.00

$78,767.72
$29,846.71
$44,522.14
$12,497.36
$21,817.72
$43,250.80
$17,997.02
$15,884.97
$7,305.11
$36,022.38
$30,507.71
$4,124.49
$47,383.14
$2,687.25
$15,156.04
$3,063.06

$9,701.71
$13,754.27
$77,049.00

$9,055,285.68 $9,230,653.40
$1,569,046.69 $1,233,441.51
$1,139,330.87 $1,451,503.50
$1,126,302.29 $1,403,492.66
$511,026.63

$949,498.38

$297,928.88
$173,207.43

$328,040.38
$100,444.38

$65,443.08

$19,119.28

$44,948.73

$51,006.38

$8,285,117.50 $3,065,072.19
$1,572.99
$955,249.81
$1,812,924.31 $1,052,241.60

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