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NYPIRG 2011 Local Elections Spending Analysis

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   Friday November 4, 2011                                                           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        Candidate Committee(s)                      $ Spent1                Office              Municipality Party
        BELLONE 2011/ FRIENDS OF STEVE
   1    BELLONE                                              $1,990,334.18      County Executive    Suffolk        D
   2    COLLINS FOR OUR FUTURE                               $1,112,712.94      County Executive    Erie           R
   3    FRIENDS OF MAGGIE BROOKS                             $564,107.90        County Executive    Monroe         R
        CARPENTER FOR THE COUNTY/
   4    FRIENDS OF ANGIE CARPENTER                           $513,125.39        County Executive    Suffolk        R
   5    TAYLOR FOR DISTRICT ATTORNEY                         $398,546.88        District Attorney   Monroe         R
   6    KATE MURRAY FOR SUPERVISOR                           $369,657.80        Supervisor          Hempstead      R
   7    FRIENDS OF MARK POLONCARZ                            $346,649.05        County Executive    Erie           D
   8    MAKE MIKE MAYOR                                      $301,561.85        Mayor               Yonkers        D
   9    FRIENDS OF PHIL NOLAN                                $295,846.63        Supervisor          Islip          D
                                                                                                    North
 10     FRIENDS OF JON KAIMAN                                $251,405.07        Supervisor          Hempstead      D
 11     FRIENDS OF CHRIS JACOBS                              $247,317.87        County Clerk        Erie           R
 12     MOLINARO FOR DUTCHESS                                $239,381.51        County Executive    Dutchess       R
 13     FRIENDS OF JOHN VENDITTO                             $212,814.87        Supervisor          Oyster Bay     R
 14     CITIZENS FOR LOUIS FALCO III                         $197,483.87        Sheriff             Rockland       D
 15     LESKO FOR SUPERVISOR                                 $192,404.29        Town Supervisor     Brookhaven     D

   1
       In this report, expenses do not include transfers to other candidates.
16    FRIENDS OF SHERRI L. EISENPRESS             $175,466.61     Family Court Judge    Rockland       D
17    FRIENDS OF ALEX GROMACK                     $174,808.37     Town Supervisor       Clarkstown     D
18    FRIENDS OF DANIEL P. MCCOY                  $173,762.70     County Executive      Albany         D
19    CITIZENS FOR CIOTTI                         $171,842.73     Legislator            Nassau         R
20    FRIENDS OF MAUREEN WALKER                   $169,793.41     Comptroller           Mt. Vernon     C
21    FRIENDS OF JOANIE MAHONEY                   $166,277.55     County Executive      Onondaga       R
22    FRIENDS OF MARIA WHYTE                      $158,617.48     County Clerk          Erie           D
                                                                  Superintendent of
23 FRIENDS OF JOHN ROUSE                          $149,307.77     Highways              Brookhaven     D
24 TIM O'NEILL FOR SHERIFF                        $149,084.57     Sheriff               Rockland       C/I
   RUBEN WILLS 2011/ FRIENDS OF
25 RUBEN WILLS                                    $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                                                                 $ Spent
         1 NASSAU COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE                                             $1,740,012.12
           NASSAU COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE OPERATING ACCOUNT/ NASSAU
         2 COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE HOUSEKEEPING ACCOUNT                                 $992,839.54
         3 SUFFOLK COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE                                              $800,640.78
         4 MONROE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE                                               $521,606.44
           MONROE COUNTY REPUBLICAN HOUSEKEEPING COMMITTEE/ MONROE
         5 COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE                                                      $504,616.25
           ERIE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE/ ERIE COUNTY DEMOCRATIC
         6 COMMITTEE-HOUSEKEEPING                                                           $358,035.59
           SUFFOLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE- HOUSEKEEPING ACCT (SCRC)/
         7 SUFFOLK COUNTY REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE CAMPAIGN ACCT (SCRC)                         $339,292.84
         8 NORTH HEMPSTEAD DEMOCRATIC COMM.                                                 $272,285.12
         9 TOWN OF HEMPSTEAD REPUBLICAN COMMITTEE                                           $266,299.23
        10 SUFFOLK COUNTY CONSERVATIVE CHAIRMAN'S CLUB                                      $223,839.16
        11 DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATION OF QUEENS COUNTY                                         $222,974.51
        12 TOWN OF BABYLON DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE                                             $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

                                                                          2011                2007
         Office                                                           Spending            Spending
         County Executive                                                 $6,420,264.89       $5,876,625.90
         County Legislator                                                $2,856,860.76       $2,997,424.76
         Mayor                                                            $2,835,642.53       $3,650,386.80
         Supervisor                                                       $2,692,368.37       $2,927,696.00
         District Attorney                                                $1,552,596.38       $2,762,567.59
         Town Council                                                     $1,443,978.60       $1,321,169.60
         City Council                                                       $963,074.37         $924,420.52
         Councilman                                                         $826,708.28         $802,493.02
         Town Justice                                                       $790,883.51         $873,392.87
         Sheriff                                                            $736,171.91         $595,452.65
         Town Supervisor                                                    $635,013.35         $279,756.89
         Legislator                                                         $590,934.03         $897,487.30
         Family Court Judge                                                 $543,351.05         $738,529.80
         City Court Judge                                                   $526,912.59         $423,875.34
         County Clerk                                                       $512,699.95         $269,541.84
         Civil Court Judge                                                  $421,586.93         $631,418.65
         Highway Superintendent                                             $420,010.68         $352,215.95
         Comptroller                                                        $388,273.63         $656,835.91
         County Court Judge                                                 $309,820.43         $678,043.27
         Treasurer                                                          $264,156.03          $58,069.27
         Town Board                                                         $262,496.53         $306,908.47
         District Court Judge                                               $211,487.07         $151,646.61
         Clerk                                                              $202,604.22         $732,092.26
         Town Clerk                                                         $176,157.79         $111,832.62
         Borough President                                                  $148,481.03         $209,642.95
         Common Council                                                     $140,386.14         $164,442.56
         Receiver of Taxes                                                  $117,332.31         $224,920.70
         Surrogate Court Judge                                              $115,641.78         $385,492.90
         Legislative District                                                $80,596.54         $200,972.74
         District Leader                                                     $73,411.73          $22,284.96
         State Committee                                                     $71,525.83          $39,550.00
         President                                                           $57,723.10          $13,088.06
         Public Advocate                                                     $50,780.63          $61,918.44


2
 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                                    $29,624.50     $78,767.72
Trustee                                        $23,831.19     $29,846.71
Village Trustee                                $17,989.84     $44,522.14
Commissioner of Finance                        $16,778.06     $12,497.36
County Treasurer                               $15,770.79     $21,817.72
Commissioner of Education                      $13,685.70     $43,250.80
City School Board                              $11,605.78     $17,997.02
City Council President                         $10,732.69     $15,884.97
Assessor                                        $6,207.69      $7,305.11
Chairperson                                     $6,045.80     $36,022.38
Coroner                                         $5,702.45     $30,507.71
County Representative                           $5,486.72      $4,124.49
Commissioner of Public Works                    $4,895.51     $47,383.14
Controller                                      $2,844.39
Commissioner of Schools                         $2,539.48      $2,687.25
Village Justice                                 $2,436.33     $15,156.04
Town Clerk/Tax Collector                        $2,210.01      $3,063.06
City Chamberlain                                $1,858.92
Town Tax Collector                               $297.00
Council President                                $199.00       $9,701.71
Pres. Common Council                                          $13,754.27
Sup. Court Justice                                            $77,049.00
Parties
CONSTITUTED COUNTY                           $9,055,285.68 $9,230,653.40
CONSTITUTED COUNTY HOUSE KEEPING             $1,569,046.69 $1,233,441.51
PARTY COUNTY                                 $1,139,330.87 $1,451,503.50
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-TOWN                               $1,126,302.29 $1,403,492.66
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE                                     $511,026.63    $949,498.38
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-CITY                                $297,928.88    $328,040.38
PARTY COUNTY HOUSE KEEPING                    $173,207.43    $100,444.38
DULY CONSTITUTED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE-VILLAGE                              $65,443.08     $19,119.28
DULY CONSTITUED SUB-COMMITTEE OF A COUNTY
COMMITTEE - HOUSKEEPING                        $44,948.73     $51,006.38

Unspecified Local Committee                  $8,285,117.50 $3,065,072.19
Ballot Issue                                     $1,572.99  $955,249.81
Local PAC                                    $1,812,924.31 $1,052,241.60

				
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