Support journalism that matters to you

Since COVID-19 impacts us all and we want everyone in our community to have the important information they need, we have decided to make all coronavirus related stories free to read on While we are providing free access to articles, they are not free to produce. The newsroom is working long hours to provide you the news and information you need during this health emergency. Please consider supporting our work by subscribing or donating.

Chesebrough winning fundraising battle in Stonington first selectman race

Stonington — Democratic first selectman candidate Danielle Chesebrough has raised more than twice as much in campaign funds as her Republican opponent, John Prue, in the eight-week reporting period that ended Sept 30.

Campaign finance reports for the Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 period show that Chesebrough raised $5,910 from 42 individual donors while the committee to elect Prue and his running mate, Republican selectman candidate Deborah Downie, raised $2,800 from 19 contributors.

The reports show that while Chesebrough had $5,621 left at the end of the reporting period after expenses, she still had $2,763 in expenses still to be paid. She also received $563 of in-kind donations and contributions. Chesebrough is an unaffiliated voter endorsed by the Democratic party.

Prue and Downie spent $421, leaving them with slightly more than $2,378 at the end of the reporting period — $480 less than what Chesebrough had when taking into account her outstanding expenses.

The next campaign filing period will cover the period from Oct. 1-27.

Republican First Selectman Rob Simmons, who is not seeking re-election to a third term, raised more than $33,000 and $23,000 through the late October reporting periods in the 2015 and 2017 elections, respectively.


Loading comments...
Hide Comments