Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Campaign spending in Colwood - Lilja Chong massively outspent everyone else

The spending for the council race in Colwood is interesting.   Lilja Chong massively outspent the competition,  She spent $12,770.96 and the all the other candidates only spent about $1,750 more than that.   Over $9,000 of her money came from one person, former Colwood councilor Ernie Robertson.

Mayor           Raised     Spent   Own money
Carol Hamilton $3,724.60 $2,501.42 $800.00
Robin Stanbridge   $0.00     $0.00   $0.00 
David Shebib       $0.00     $0.00   $0.00

Candidate       Raised     Spent    Own money
Lilja Chong   $12,194.45 $12,770.96     $0.00 (1)
Duane MacNeill $3,895.00  $3,895.00 $3,895.00
Rob Martin     $2,659.66  $3,659.66 $1,809.66 (2) 
Terry Trace    $2,500.00  $2,424.05     $0.00 (3)
Jason Nault    $3,264.95  $2,226.75 $2,787.71 (4)
Gordie Logan   $1,600.00  $1,444.57     $0.00 (5) 
Cythnia Day      $521.15    $671.15   $671.15
Robb Marty       $300.00    $293.18   $300.00
Steve Huneck     $274.90    $274.90   $274.90   
Natalia Lebedynsky $0.00      $0.00     $0.00
Paul DeVito    $1,664.79  $1,614.79 $1,414.79
Daryl Clark        $0.00      $0.00     $0.00 (6)
Frank Kennedy      $0.00      $0.00     $0.00 (6)

Notes
1) Former Colwood councilor Ernie Robertson contributed $9,026.11.  2017 Saanich by-election candidate Mike Geoghegan donated  41,868.34
2) His own contribution comes from his business
3) Terry Trace had a $500 donation from Anthony Trace and $2,000 from her business Terrus Estates Ltd
4) Jason Nault's campaign had a surplus and he was reimbursed $1,000 making his contribution $1,787.71
5) Gordie Logan received $900.00 from unions
6)  Both Daryl Clark and Frank Kennedy withdrew from the eleciton but are still required to fill out an election financing form
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