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.   Almost $12,000 of her money came from one person, former Colwood councilor Ernie Robertson.

Candidate        Spent     Raised    Own money
Lilja Chong   $12,770.96 $12,770.96     $0.00  (1)
Duane MacNeill $3,895.00  $3,895.00 $3,895.00
Rob Martin     $3,659.66  $2,659.66 $1,809.66 
Terry Trace    $3,500.00  $2,500.00     $0.00  (2)
Jason Nault    $2,226.75  $3,264.95 $2,787.71  (3)
Gordie Logan   $1,340.51  $1,600.00     $0.00  (4) 
Cythnia Day      $671.15    $671.15   $671.15
Robb Marty       $293.18    $300.00   $300.00
Steve Huneck     $251.33    $251.33   $???.??  (5)
Natalia Lebedynsky $0.00      $0.00     $0.00
Paul DeVito        (6)
Daryl Clark        $0.00      $0.00     $0.00  (7)
Frank Kennedy      $0.00      $0.00     $0.00  (7)

Notes
1) Former Colwood councilor Ernie Robertson contributed $11,997.90 to Lilja Chong
2) Terry Trace had a $500 donation from Anthony Trace and $2,000 from Terrus Estates Ltd
3) Jason Nault's campaign had a surplus and he was reimbursed $1,000 making his contribution $1,787.71
4) Gordie Logan received $900.00 from unions
5) Steve Huneck's financial statement is missing the page of contributors
6) Paul DeVito has been given an extension for filing
7)  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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