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Election 2010 – Anybody spending?

The last campaign finance reporting deadline before the May 4 City Council and School Board elections was yesterday. As you can imagine, this is not a high-dollar campaign, but here’s a look at candidate finance reports anyway:

School Board

Ward 1 – Pat Green – no activity reported

Ward 2 – Barbara Miller-Richards – no activity reported

Ward 3 – Janice Walsh (incumbent) – 20 un-itemized contributions (less than $100) totaling $914; total of $495.91 in expenses on signs and stamps

Jannan Holmes – loaned her campaign $1,000, received $196.88 in-kind contribution for bumper stickers; spent $763.69 on signs and website

Ward 4 – Malvina Rollins Kay – no activity reported

City Council

Ward 1 – Brad Ellis – $1,855 in contributions reported, including 5 un-itemized gifts, three gifts of between $250 and $500 from employees of Cask Technologies, $250 from a Springfield consultant and $100 from city resident Edward Allison; spent $532.22 on yard signs

Ward 2 – George Solley – no activity reported

Ward 3 – Fred Howe – has spent $1,745.02 of his own money on signs, stickers, brochures, checks and voter information from State Board of Elections

Ward 4 – (no candidates on the ballot here, but write-ins still must report what they spend)

Shawn Lawrence – 18 un-itemized contributions totaling $1,225; spent $808.69 on brochures, mailing labels, signs

John White – has spent $432.20 of his own money on copies

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  • Matthew Kelly

    My first campaign for a contested at-large seat I spent about $180.00 for 411 votes. Think I still hold the record for least amount of campaign money per vote. Got creamed in the election.