Leading Democratic contributors from Massachusetts since 2007

May 18, 2011

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Paul Egerman, Weston, $614,750

Vice chair of the Massachusetts Software and Internet Council, Egerman is chief executive of eScription, a company that provides communication services for the health care industry. An MIT grad, he is also a member of the board of directors at Softwatch, an Internet company.

Nancy Beeuwkes, Concord, $310,400

Retired psychiatric nurse who worked at a veterans’ hospital. Married to Reinier Beeuwkes.

Reinier Beeuwkes III, Concord, $279,500

President of the pharmaceutical startup Ischemix, Beeuwkes began his career as a researcher on heart arrhythmias. He was a member of Harvard Medical School’s faculty for more than a decade.

Michael P. Thornton, Boston, $237,170

Cofounder of Thornton & Naumes, he is an expert on lawsuits involving diseases linked to exposure to toxic materials. His firm has become the largest in the Northeast representing victims of asbestos and other toxic materials. Thornton led an effort to create temporary housing for families of patients being treated at Brigham and Women’s Hospital for asbestos-related cancers.

Paul Sagan, Lexington, $218,050

Chief executive of Akamai Technologies — a Cambridge firm that handles up to 30 percent of the world’s Internet traffic — Sagan is considered a leader in new media development and Internet communications. A three-time Emmy Award winner for broadcast journalism, he was in charge of new media at Time Inc. and was a senior adviser on information technology to the World Economic Forum.

Laura DeBonis, Boston, $213,900

A web expert, DeBonis leads the ISTTF Technology Advisory Board, which assesses tools that may be used to ensure online safety for youth. She had worked at Google.

SOURCE: Official biographies on company and academic websites.