Spending reflects mayoral success

Close to $23,000 was spent by Salmon Arm mayoral candidates to sway voters going into the 2014 municipal election

  • Mar. 4, 2015 7:00 a.m.

Close to $23,000 was spent by Salmon Arm mayoral candidates to sway voters going into the 2014 municipal election.

Last week, Elections B.C. posted disclosure statements for all candidates who ran for office in the November 2014 election for municipal and regional governments and school boards.

In the race for the mayor’s chair, Mayor Nancy Cooper spent the most.

She declared $7,850 in total contributions and $8,767.15 in expenditures.

Next in line was Debbie Cannon, with $5,350 in contributions and $5,799.64 in expenditures.

Marty Bootsma received $4,000 in contributions and had $4,459.78 in expenditures, while Ian Wickett declared $4,024.12 in both contributions and expenditures.

The race for council was a more frugal affair, with elected- Coun. Tim Lavery spending the most on his campaign bid. He received $3,267.04 in contributions and declared $5,270.04 in expenditures.

Next was candidate Tim Giandomenico, whose contributions and expenditures each totalled $2,151.20.

Candidate Jason Cadeau’s total contributions received were $1,756.17, while his expenditures totalled $1,791.72.

Of the remaining councillors elected along with Lavery, Coun. Kevin Flynn’s total expenses were $1,631.85; Coun. Louise Wallace Richmond’s  –  $1,257.99; Coun. Chad Eliason’s were $1,172.31; Coun. Ken Jamieson – $1,024.12; and Coun. Alan Harrison, who earned the most votes in the election (3,060), declared $659.65 in expenses.

Council candidate Ruth Thomas spent the least on her campaign, having declared $8.95 in total expenses.