Campaign finance reports for all candidates on the November 6 primary ballot were due by Tuesday October 9. The reports cover the period from March 1 through September 27.
Candidates for Council District A face incumbent Willie Bradford. He had $1203 at the beginning of the reporting period and he raised $9265. After expenditures, he had $3295 in campaign funds.
Rose Wilson McCulloch was the incumbent in 2014, Bradford beat her in a runoff. McCulloch listed $1948 at the beginning of the reporting period and $478 at the end.
Both District A candidates Llyod Anderson and Cortex Collins did not have a report on the Ethics Administration website as of date.
Council District B is an open seat. The incumbent Jeff Everson is term limited.
Levette Fuller lead all candidates with $10,900 in fund raising. She had $1178 in funds at the end of the reporting period.
Wendy Vance raised $4220 and spent $4008, leaving $412 in the campaign account.
James Carstensen collected $1440 in contributions and had $972 at the reporting time.
Craig Lee had contributions of $600. He loaned his campaign $900 and he had a $300 balance.
District C is an open seat because Oliver Jenkins is term limited.
John Nickelson raised $40,775 in the reporting period. He also had in-kind contributions of $436. These contributions are more than any other local candidate except for Adrian Perkins and Ollie Tyler. Nickelson had campaign funds of $24,967 at the end of the period, with one loan of $383.
Patick Kirton raised $12,567 in contributions and he had $1618 in funds in his campaign account.
The last District C candidate Joseph Carstensen showed $10 in contributions and $10 in remaining funds.
District D is also an open seat. Mike Corbin is term limited.
Grayson Boucher raised $9450 and had in kind contributions of $750. Boucher had $2407 at the end of the reporting period, and one loan of $3,097.
Keith Hanson”s report showed $6830 in contributions and $1591 on hand.
Versa “V.O.” Clark campaign report showed a loan of $2418 and a balance on hand of $414.
The last candidate in this race is Joey Hester. His report showed no money raised and no money spent.
District E incumbent James Flurry is challenged by Quinton Aught. Flurry had $2054 at the beginning of the reporting period. He raised $15,920 and he had $6753 in his campaign account at the end of the period.
Aught’s report showed $769 in contributions which had all been spent.
District F is a re-match between Stephanie Lynch and James Green, who she defeated in 2104.
Lynch did not have a report online as of October 18. Green showed contributions of $2115 which had all been spent.
Campaign contributions to Council candidates are low by all standards, just like those in the mayor’s race.
NOTE: This author contributed to the Bradford and Flurry campaigns. He has not been on any campaign committees.