CAMPAIGN FINANCE: Mike McCoy Self-Funds Campaign At $18,000; Spends $12,500 As Of August 24

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Selectman Mike McCoy (D-Wilmington) was the first of the five Democratic candidates in the 19th Middlesex State Representative race to file his pre-primary (May 7 to August 24) campaign finance report with the Massachusetts Office of Campaign and Political Finance.

McCoy previously told Wilmington Apple he would self-fund as it’s something he’s purposely done his entire political career:

“Unlike the other candidates, I am not soliciting campaign funds because I’m spending my own money for the State Representative’s race just like I have for all of my 28 years as a Selectman. I have never taken a single penny contribution because there are a lot of I.O.U.’s attached to financial contributions. When you take contributions from developers, realtors, and the power brokers, not to mention board members and politicians, there are typically expectations of campaign promises once the candidate is in office, usually not in the best interest of residents but rather those who stand to make money with certain votes. The practice of paying for my own campaigns is one of the reasons I have been reelected over and over for 28 years–believe me, it’s no easy task.”

Donors

Mike McCoy was, in fact, the sole donor to his campaign. He donated $18,000 to his campaign in four contributions —  $2,500 on June 12; $2,500 on June 19; $4,000 on July 18; and $9,000 on August 15). He also loaned his committee $2,388,50 on May 10. His campaign liabilities total $20,388.50.

Spending

Mike McCoy’s campaign has spent $12,559.18 as of August 24. Expenditures include:

  • $4,979.90 to Connolly Printing, of Woburn, for 8,398 mailed postcards
  • $2,276.73 to Connolly Printing, of Woburn, for 11,000 palm cards
  • $1,633.65 in advertisements with Wilmington/Tewksbury Town Crier
  • $1,250 to the Massachusetts Democratic Party to access its VoteBuilder
  • $1,000 to CK Strategies LLC, of Boston, for mail design
  • $760 in advertisements with Your Tewksbury Today
  • $550 to Jon Daigle, of Quincy, for website design
  • $93.90 for check stock and $15.00 to Santander for a monthly bank fee

McCoy also spent $2,388.50 on lawn signs and stickers, which show up under his liabilities, as it was classified as a loan, not donation.

Read It For Yourself

Mike McCoy’s pre-primary campaign finance report can be read HERE.

(NOTE: Wilmington Apple will report on each candidate’s campaign finance report over the next few days.)

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