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Paul Toner

A longtime cambridge resident, Paul Toner lives in the home of his great-grandfather. He is a graduate of Cambridge's Matignon High School, as well as BU, UMass Boston, and Suffolk university.

Paul Toner has not run for City Council before. He was vice president and then president of the Massachusetts Teachers Association from 2006 until 2014, and was president of the Cambridge Teachers Association from 2001-2006. Prior to being in leadership, he was a 7th and 8th grade teacher from 1993 to 2001 at the Harrington Elementary School in Cambridge.

Currently, he is an Executive Director at Teach Plus, a non-profit focused on training teachers to lead to education policy and a supporter of teacher and student evaluation systems. He is also an education consultant and a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.

About

Incumbent
No
Job
Executive Director of Teach Plus; Education Consultant
Education
Boston University BA in Political Science; Umass Boston Masters of Education; Suffolk University JD
Address
Owns at 24 Newman Street Cambridge, MA 02140
Valued at approx. $815,000
Last sold Nov. 10, 1997 for $300,000
inflation adjusted approx. $458,487
Age
52 years, 3 months
Born in 1966
Voter Registration
Aug. 18, 1984
Endorsements

Questionnaires

Harvard Harvard Square Neighborhood Association
Candidate Statement The Whistler 2017-09-01
Biking Cambridge Bike Safety
Housing ABC Candidate 2017 Survey

Quotes

My top priority is bringing civil discourse back to local government.

Paul Toner, Scout Cambridge Profile

How much housing can we and do we want to tolerate...

Paul Toner, MCNA City Council Candidates Night 2017

The City has been experimenting with variations of bicycle paths with very mixed reviews. I want to take the time to engage more people in the conversation... before committing to specific forms of bike lanes, and mandated benchmarks.

Paul Toner, Cambridge Bike Safety Statement

Press

Campaign Finance

$ 35,414.12

Balance

$ 76,281.75

Raised in 2017

$ 40,867.63

Spent in 2017

$ 0

Jan 1, 2017 Balance
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Campaign Donations

What campaign donations this candidate (or campaign) has given, from the Office of Campaign and Political Finance and the FEC .

Total donations (less access fees): $15,821

Date Amount Recipient Note
2006-06-29 $125 Michael Sullivan
2006-09-11 $50 Deval Patrick

MA Governor

2006-09-30 $100 Deval Patrick

MA Governor

2007-04-21 $20 MA Community College Council PAC
2007-09-03 $250 David Maher
2007-11-13 $100 David Maher
2007-11-30 $250 Anthony Galluccio
2007-12-28 $50 Michael Sullivan
2008-05-13 $100 Cambridge Democratic City Committee
2008-10-21 $100 Coalition for Our Communities
2008-12-01 $100 Anthony Galluccio
2008-12-29 $100 David Maher
2009-05-09 $100 Cambridge Democratic City Committee
2009-06-30 $125 Anthony Galluccio
2009-09-23 $50 Michael Sullivan
2009-10-12 $200 David Maher
2009-10-14 $100 Robert DeLeo
2009-12-31 $104 Voice of Teachers for Education (VOTE) Pol Action Comm
2010-04-07 $125 Timothy Flaherty
2010-06-24 $200 Timothy Flaherty
2010-07-01 $100 William Brownsberger
2010-07-10 $125 Cambridge Democratic City Committee
2010-07-16 $200 Deval Patrick

MA Governor

2010-07-29 $125 Michael Sullivan
2010-08-27 $77 Voice of Teachers for Education (VOTE) Pol Action Comm
2010-09-16 $138 MA Coalition for Our Communities

Entered under "Toner Paul"; assumed transcription error

2010-10-05 $200 Timothy Murray
2011-10-05 $75 Denise Simmons
2012-03-24 $100 Pat Jehlen
2012-07-06 $100 Tim Toomey
2012-07-10 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2012-07-12 $100 Timothy Murray
2012-07-12 $125 Michael Sullivan
2012-08-18 $84 Voice of Teachers for Education (VOTE) Pol Action Comm
2012-10-18 $100 Marjorie Decker
2012-12-24 $100 David Maher
2013-10-21 $125 Marty Walsh
2014-04-07 $200 David Rogers
2014-04-20 $125 Sal DiDomenico
2014-05-20 $125 Michael Sullivan
2014-06-27 $200 Martha Coakley
2014-07-31 $200 Warren Tolman
2014-08-01 $83 Voice of Teachers for Education (VOTE) Pol Action Comm
2014-08-26 $200 Stephen Kerrigan
2014-10-08 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2014-10-25 $200 David Maher
2014-12-31 $250 Cambridge Democratic City Committee
2015-05-19 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2015-06-25 $200 Maura Healey
2015-07-08 $250 Committee for a Democratic House Political Action Committee
2015-08-18 $250 David Maher
2015-10-31 $250 David Maher
2015-12-11 $100 David Rogers
2015-12-22 $125 Michael Sullivan
2015-12-28 $100 Marty Walsh
2015-12-29 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2016-06-16 $250 Maura Healey
2016-06-21 $100 Paul Jacques
2016-06-30 $100 Denise Simmons
2016-06-30 $250 Michael Sullivan
2016-07-11 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2016-08-19 $250 David Maher
2016-12-05 $100 Kimberly Driscoll
2016-12-15 $100 Michael Sullivan
2016-12-28 $100 Sal DiDomenico
2017-03-16 $125 Maura Healey
2017-03-17 $125 Tim Toomey
2017-08-04 $100 Edward Flynn
2017-04-07 $1,750 Democratic State Committee

Database Access Fee

2007-07-04 $250 NEA Fund for Children and Public Education
2008-07-06 $200 NEA Fund for Children and Public Education
2009-07-04 $370 NEA Fund for Children and Public Education
2012-07-07 $500 NEA Fund for Children and Public Education
2006-07-06 $200 NEA Fund for Children and Public Education
2016-05-09 $500 Cory Booker

Senate (jr. NJ Senator)

2012-07-17 $250 Elizabeth Warren

Senate

2011-09-20 $200 MA Democratic State Committee
2009-08-24 $200 MA Democratic State Committee
2013-06-03 $500 Ed Markey

Senate

2009-10-07 $250 Michael Capuano

Congress

2013-09-15 $250 Katherine Clark

Congress

2016-03-16 $500 Hillary Clinton/ Timothy Kane
2015-11-01 $20 MA Democratic State Committee
2010-09-30 $200 DNC Services Corp./Dem. National Committee
2008-10-20 $250 Barack Obama
2012-09-05 $250 Barack Obama/ Joseph Biden