Ruthanne Fuller led the field of candidates in fundraising for the 2016 reporting period. Since announcing her candidacy in November, Fuller has raised over $105,000 – more than double that of her closest competitor.
Fuller ends 2016 with more than $150,000 in cash on hand. Among Fuller’s contributors are prominent Newton residents, including former State Treasurer Steve Grossman, City Councilor Lisle Baker, former Alderman Mitch Fischman, environmental activist Marcia Cooper, and community activist Dana Hanson. Fuller also received contributions from City Year co-founder Alan Khazei and Democratic activist Connie Kantar.
“From Waban to West Newton, Nonantum to Newtonville, I have been meeting with voters and listening to their priorities for Newton,” Fuller said. “As Mayor, I will increase investment in our schools and work to make them the best in the Commonwealth, period. I will direct resources to fix our streets and sidewalks, preserve the character of our neighborhoods, and promote fiscal responsibility in city government.”