Perlman leads fundraising in Marlborough mayoral race

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Perlman leads fundraising in Marlborough mayoral race
Samantha Perlman has raised over $51,000, according to reports filed with the Office of Campaign and Political Finance. (Photo/Courtesy)

MARLBOROUGH – With days before the preliminary election for mayor on Tuesday, Oct. 10, Samantha Perlman has taken the lead when it comes to fundraising.

According to the most recent reports filed with the state’s Office of Campaign and Political Finance, the at-large city councilor has raised more than $51,000. Ward 3 City Councilor J. Christian Dumais has raised nearly $31,000, while Marlborough Police Det. Patrick Hogan has raised almost $25,000.

Michael Baker has raised about $2,300.

During the preliminary mayoral debate on Sept. 20, Hogan asked Perlman why she received so many donations from out of state. Perlman replied her donors are friends and relatives from across the country.

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Here’s a glimpse at the candidates’ fundraising, as reported to the Office of Campaign and Political Finance:

Baker is running as an independent.

As of the filing on Sept. 6, Baker has collected a total of $2,395.29; after expenditures he has $1,130.72 cash on hand.

All of Baker’s donors so far come from within Massachusetts, mostly from Marlborough.

Dumais is running as an independent.

As of the filing on Sept. 6, Dumais has raised $30,736 and has $11,473.58 cash on hand after expenditures.

Most of Dumais’ donations have come from within Massachusetts, with some donors coming from Florida, Connecticut and California.

Hogan is running as an independent.

As of the filing on Sept. 1, Hogan has raised $24,774.27. After expenditures he has $10,959.16 cash on hand.

Most of Hogan’s donors come from Marlborough, with some donors coming from Hudson and other nearby communities. He has collected a few donations from out of state.

Perlman is running as a Democrat.

As of the filing on Sept. 6, Perlman has raised $51,649.23 and has $34,571.27 cash on hand after expenditures.

Most of Perlman’s donations have come from Marlborough and vicinity, with some donations coming from Texas, South Dakota and Georgia.

The top two vote-getters in the Oct. 10 election will advance to the general election in November.

Correction: An earlier version of this article said that J. Christian Dumais is running as a Democrat; he is running as an independent. Also, a previous version also stated that Environmental League of Massachusetts Action Fund Independent Expenditure Political Action Committee donated to Perlman; it was a donation from 2021. 

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