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Longmont Mayoral, Council Candidates’ Total Campaign Spending Topped $117,700

December 9, 2017
Longmont Mayor Brian Bagley speaks during a City Council meeting on Nov. 13 inside the City Council Chambers.

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

Mayor:

• 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.

John Fryar: 303-684-5211, jfryar@times-call.com or twitter.com/jfryartc