Brian Bagley Leads the Pack in Longmont Candidates’ Campaign Spending
Longmont campaign finance reports
Detailed reports of campaign contribution and expenditure totals in this year’s Longmont contests for mayor and City Council, including candidates’ reports filed on Tuesday, 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 as of Sunday
• Brian Bagley: Contributions: $43,861, including $26,865 in loans from the candidate to his campaign committee and an $879 amount carried over from a previous campaign; Expenditures: $27,132
• Roger Lange: Contributions: $5,278, including a $400 loan from the candidate to his campaign committee; Expenditures: $1,184
• Sarah Levison: Contributions: $12,462, including a $1,000 loan from the candidate to her campaign committee and a $309 amount carried over from a previous campaign; Expenditures: $12,956
Council member at-large (two seats) :
• Polly Christensen: Contributions: $5,775; Expenditures: $3,827
• Ron Gallegos: Contributions: $7,255, including a $2,500 loan from the candidate to his campaign committee; Expenditures: $6,243
• Cathy Jarrett: Contributions: $1,415; Expenditures: $999
• Aren Rodriguez: Contributions: $5,387; Expenditures: $2,575
• Alex Sammoury: Contributions: $9,451, including $400 in unexpended campaign funds from a prior election; Expenditures: $9,600
Council member, Ward 2:
• Marcia Martin: Contributions: $8,386, including a $2,000 loan from the candidate to her campaign committee; Expenditures, $9,378
• Jeff Moore: Contributions, $14,840, including $5,000 in loans from the candidate to his campaign committee; Expenditures: $11,129
Brian Bagley continued to lead campaign spending among the 10 Longmont candidates running for mayor or City Council, according to the latest reports filed with the city clerk’s office on Tuesday.
Bagley, who’s in a three-way contest for mayor, reported having spent a total of $27,132 on his campaign through Sunday.
Mayoral candidate Sarah Levison reported having spent $12,956 as of Sunday, while Roger Lange, the third candidate in the race, reported having spent a total of $1,184.
At the other end of the campaign spending spectrum, Cathy Jarrett, one of five candidates seeking either of the two at-large council seats up for election this year, continued to have spent the least of any of the mayoral and council candidates on Longmont voters’ 2017 ballots.
Jarrett reported spending a total of $999 through Sunday in her bid for one of those at-large seats.
The other four at-large candidates’ spending report totals were: Alex Sammoury, $9,600; Ron Gallegos, $6,243; Polly Christensen, $3,827, and Aren Rodriguez, $2,575.
Voters from throughout Longmont will decide the winners in the mayoral and at-large contests.
In the two-way contest for the City Council’s Ward 2 seat — a post that will be decided by voters living in parts of south and southwest Longmont — Jeff Moore reported having spent a total of $11,129 through Sunday. Marcia Martin reported having spent $9,378.
Those were the total expenses the candidates for mayor and council seats detailed in two separate reports — one filed on Oct. 17, showing spending and contributions from the time each person launched his or her campaign through Oct. 15, and the second, filed on Tuesday, which showed spending and donations from Oct. 15 through this past Sunday.
Total spending by all 10 candidates has topped $85,000, with more than two weeks remaining before Nov. 7, Election Day.
In Bagley’s case, all of his campaign spending occurred prior to Oct. 15. His latest report shows no additional expenditures from then to Sunday.
Bagley’s spending in the mayor’s race, though, was still at that point more double the total amount Levison said she’d spent during the two reporting periods, and almost 23 times as much as Lange reported.
Longmont’s next campaign finance reports must be filed by the close of business next Wednesday, Nov. 1, showing candidates’ spending and campaign contributions for the period between Oct. 22 and Oct. 30.
John Fryar: 303-684-5211, firstname.lastname@example.org or twitter.com/jfryartc