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City Posts Municipal Candidate Financial Statements

By RTH Staff
Published March 28, 2011

The City has posted the financial statements of the candidates for the 2010 municipal election. The statements for each candidate is linked in PDF. More to come as we analyze the data.

Update: The Open Hamilton volunteer group is holding an open data hackfest tonight at think|haus to focus on converting the campaign finance data into open, shareable formats.

Once completed, the data will be made available on OGDI and Raise the Hammer.

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By mrgrande (registered) | Posted March 28, 2011 at 13:05:18

2001 municipal election.

(I think you mean 2010)

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By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted March 28, 2011 at 13:37:12 in reply to Comment 61691

Thanks - fixed. We're a touch dysnumeric here at RTH.

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By MattM (registered) | Posted March 28, 2011 at 13:39:14

Some interesting results in there so far. I'll leave it to others to post the more controversial donations, but they're not too surprising. A lot of familiar names from the old boys club/chummy friends.

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By Hmmm (anonymous) | Posted March 28, 2011 at 17:43:13

The first thing I found surprising/disappointing is the number of submissions that were done by hand. Are we sure this isn't the 2001 election after all?

Some entries even had corrections with errors crossed out and new figures written in the margins. If it were a high school math assignment I'm sure marks would have been taken off ;)

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By R Don Lyres (anonymous) | Posted March 28, 2011 at 22:07:54

If someone feels like calculating the cost per vote won for each candidate, following the release of the structured data, that would be an entertaining metric.

Not necessarily meaningful, but entertaining nonetheless.

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By trevorlikesbikes (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2011 at 12:11:10

Only for the top two in each riding:

WARD Candidate Votes Expenses $/vote

1 McHattie 5373 $7,347.83 $1.37

1 Greco 2187 $19,677.70 $9.00

2 Farr 1607 $21,307.42 $13.26

2 Jelly 1434 $15,247.50 $10.63

3 Morelli 3186 $24,565.52 $7.71

3 Tetley 1720 $13,644.25 $7.93

4 Merulla 6787 $21,497.61 $3.17

4 Bulbrook 743 $100.00 $0.13

5 Collins 6876 $16,805.76 $2.44

5 Rukavina 1512 $4,067.97 $2.69

6 Jackson 6560 $53,836.11 $8.21

6 Behrens 1693 $7,873.04 $4.65

7 Duvall 9027 $35,979.73 $3.99

7 Pettit 3938 $7,820.00 $1.99

8 Whitehead 9908 $31,352.76 $3.16

8 Jenkinson 3877 $6,408.81 $1.65

9 Clark 3454 $9,247.25 $2.68

9 Fiorentino 2343 $9,292.95 $3.97

10 Pearson 5464 $9,588.99 $1.75

10 Josipovic 1995 $1,492.00 $0.75

11 Johnson 4410 $19,266.56 $4.37

11 Mitchell 4165 not submitted too lazy no surprise there

12 Ferguson 7447 $27,043.28 $3.63

12 Cox-Graham 2716 $2,895.16 $1.07

13 Powers 4884 $8,564.00 $1.75

13 Scime 1761 $4,760.94 $2.70

14 Partridge 3396 $7,405.89 $2.18

14 Bos 2767 $7,744.48 $2.80

Comment edited by trevorlikesbikes on 2011-03-29 12:16:48

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By mrgrande (registered) | Posted March 29, 2011 at 14:15:25 in reply to Comment 61734

Ward 2 was definitely the Big Money race.

Here's the top three for Mayor:

  • Bratina, 52 684, $94 750.04, $1.80
  • DiIanni, 40 091, $211 919.85, $5.29
  • Eisenberger, 38 719, $89 863.35, $2.32

Comment edited by mrgrande on 2011-03-29 15:46:55

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2011 at 14:32:09 in reply to Comment 61741

Good God, Di Ianni broke the bank. Who was backing him, the home-builders?

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By mrgrande (registered) | Posted March 29, 2011 at 15:46:27 in reply to Comment 61742

Your answers here, on page 14.

In other news, Hoo Jung Jones spent the most in Ward 2.

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By JoeyColeman (registered) - website | Posted March 29, 2011 at 17:19:15 in reply to Comment 61742

Any interest in joining our hackfest to move the data from current v 1.0 to 2.0 which will include all donors and donations?

Our planning thread is here: http://groups.google.com/group/openhamil...

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By BBMe (anonymous) | Posted March 29, 2011 at 17:25:05 in reply to Comment 61693

insult spam deleted

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By Pxtl (registered) - website | Posted March 30, 2011 at 09:00:20 in reply to Comment 61746

Hoo?

/sorry.

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By Rachel (anonymous) | Posted March 31, 2011 at 14:34:47

I thought Martinus said he wouldn't be accepting corporate donations?

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