Friday, April 3, 2009 | 10:10 a.m.
The candidates running for Boulder City Council have raised as much as $22,000 in campaign contributions and as little as nothing through the first three months of the year, according to just-released campaign expense reports.
Combined, the candidates raised $57,303 in cash donations and another $10,534 in in-kind donations, the reports said.
The two front-runners when it comes to bringing in the dollars are Cam Walker, who raised $22,517 in cash and $6,450 of in-kind donations, and Duncan McCoy, who hauled in $14,888 in cash and $3,824 of in-kind donations.
Coming in third was Tim Clifford, a business consultant and general contractor who dropped out of the race in February. He reported $11,740 in campaign contributions.
In the run-up to next week’s primary election, the candidates are spending on everything from advertising to political consulting to office expenses.
Here is what the candidates have collected, in order of the amount raised:
• Cam Walker, $22,517 in contributions, including $5,000 from the Board of Realtors PAC, $3,500 from Local 525 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, $3,000 from Compass Investments of Las Vegas, and $200 from Mayor Roger Tobler. He also received $6,450 of in kind donations, including $4,050 in Shopper ads from Robert Draney. He reported spending $14,427 on advertising and consulting.
• Duncan McCoy, $14,888 in contributions, including $3,000 from the Board of Realtors PAC , $2,500 from Local 525 Plumbers and Pipefitters Union, $2,000 from Robert Draney and $100 from Bruce Anderson. He also received $3,824 of in-kind donations, including $2,700 in Shopper advertising from Draney, $950 in signs from Tim Clifford and $173 in sign stakes from Tobler. He reported spending $6,926 on office supplies and advertising.
• Tim Clifford, $11,740 in contributions. He reported spending $11,570 on advertising, consultants, office expenses and reimbursing those who donated to him.
• Joe Roche, $4,713 in contributions, including $250 from LG Strickland Esq. He also received in-kind donations of food and beverage from Linda Strickland. He reported spending $4,650 on advertising.
• John Schleppegrell, $2,050 in contributions. He reported spending $1,774 on advertising and office expenses.
• Matt DiTeresa, $920 in contributions. He reported spending $940 on advertising.
• Chris Gatlin, $300 in contributions. He reported spending $1,553 on advertising.
• Bill Smith, no cash donations, but $260 of in-kind donations of signs from resident Sarah Weber. Smith reported spending $1,286.
• Anthony Pakula, $100 in contributions from himself. He reported spending $32.
• Jim Reed, $75 in contributions. He reported spending $75.
CORRECTION: The Sun initially reported incorrect figures for the amount of money Duncan McCoy spent on office supplies and advertising. The amount of money spent by Bill Smith has also been clarified.