Longmont Mayoral, Council Candidates’ Total Campaign Spending Topped $117,700
Longmont campaign finance reports
Detailed reports of campaign contribution and expenditure totals in this year’s Longmont election for mayor and City Council can be viewed at tinyurl.com/ycmcy4p3 . Information about the city’s Fair Campaign Reporting Act can be viewed at tinyurl.com/y7jxmmzn .
Total campaign contributions, expenditures to campaign committees as of Dec. 2
• Brian Bagley: Contributions: $45,951; Expenditures: $45,756
• Sarah Levison: Contributions: $14,982; Expenditures: $13,265
• Roger Lange: Contributions: $6,002; Expenditures: $4,688
Council member at-large (two seats):
• Polly Christensen: Contributions: $11,782; Expenditures: $12,150
• Aren Rodriguez: Contributions: $5,917; Expenditures: $3,798
• Alex Sammoury: Contributions: $8,585; Expenditures: $6,267
• Ron Gallegos: Contributions: $7,255; Expenditures: $7,255
• Cathy Jarrett: Contributions: $1,805; Expenditures: $1,770
Council member, Ward 2 :
• Marcia Martin: Contributions: $9,920; Expenditures: $9.920
• Jeff Moore: Contributions: $16,941; Expenditures: $12,846
Candidates seeking Longmont’s mayoral post and the three City Council seats up for election last month spent a collective total of $117,715 on their campaigns, according to post-election reports filed with the city clerk’s office this week.
That included $63,709 spent by the candidates in the three-way contest for mayor, $22,766 spent by the two candidates running for the Ward 2 council seat and $31,240 spent by the five candidates competing for the two at-large council seats that were up in this year’s election.
Brian Bagley, who won the mayor’s race, spent the most — $45,756 — of any of the candidates in any of this year’s municipal contests, according to his report.
Cathy Jarrett, who finished fifth in the five-person field running for the two at-large council seats, spent the least of any of the mayoral or council candidates, $1,170.
The candidates’ latest campaign finance reports detailed their campaign committees’ spending, and contributions to those committees, between Oct. 30 and Election Day, Nov. 7, as well as post-election expenses and contributions through Dec. 2.
The reports also gave cumulative total monetary contributions and expenditures — again, through Dec. 2 — from the time the candidates launched their campaigns.
Campaign spending did not directly translate into election outcomes.
Councilwoman Polly Christensen, who won re-election to her at-large seat, reported spending the most, $12,150, of any of the five candidates running for the two at-large seats.
But Aren Rodriguez, who won the second at-large seat after finishing second in the citywide voting , was the fourth highest spender in that five-person field.
Rodriguez reported spending $3,798. Rodriguez was outspent by Ron Gallegos, who finished fourth and reported spending $7,255, and Alex Sammoury, who finished third and reported spending $6,267.
Incumbent Ward 2 Councilman Jeff Moore lost his re-election bid to challenger Marcia Martin, despite Moore’s reported $12,846 in campaign spending and Martin’s $9,920.
Bagley, the winner last month’s mayoral election, is being paid $1,500 a month, a total of a total of $36,000 during the two-year term for that post. Christensen, Rodriguez and Martin, who were elected to four-year terms, are being paid $1,000 a month, or $48,000 over four years’ time.
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