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You may think this is crass, but…

…the average vote in the May 6 City Council election cost $10.21 in campaign expenses.

Candidates had to file their final finance reports yesterday. They show that the five of them spent a total of $80,263 on their campaigns. (More than half of that total is attributable to Tom Tomzak.)

Here’s a breakdown of the cost-per-vote for each candidate. For the rest of the details, pick up Wednesday’s paper.

Tom Tomzak: $24.41

Debby Girvan: $16.05

Mary Katherine Greenlaw: $4.95

B-J Huff: $4.70

Kerry Devine: 92 cents

At-large council votes are apparently a much better bargain than mayoral votes.