Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spending in the 2014 Saanich Council Election

(January 13th 2016 - updated because Marsha Henderson is also Marcella Van Ryhn)
Mayor
Candidate        Raised      Spent   Own donation 
Frank Leonard  $62,371.72  $62,306.14      $0.00 (1)
Richard Atwell $52,838.70  $52,838.70 $21,277.39 (2)
TOTAL         $115,210.42 $115,144.84 $21,277.39
Notes
1) Frank Leonard's wife donated $1,145
2) Richard Atwell received $10,000 from a business owned by Allen Vandkerkhove

Richard Atwell contributed 40,27% of the money he spent on his campaign

Council ranked by spending
Candidate         Raised     Spent     Own donation  Union
Fred Haynes      $25,410.00  $29,292.00    $360.00   $1,500.00 (1)
Vicki Sanders    $20,029.96  $23,518.46  $8,913.16             (2)
Leif Wergeland   $18,950.23  $15,992.61  $6,908.23             (3)
Colin Plant      $14,860.12  $14,860.12  $2,434.11   $4,700.00
Judy Brownoff    $12,920.80  $13,720.80    $126.80   $7,550.00
Dean Murdock     $13,068.18  $13,718.18    $138.18   $6,150.00
Paul Gerrard      $7,160.00  $12,454.77  $6,760.00
Susan Brice      $19,682.93  $12,228.63 $11,916.91             (4)
Nichola Wade     $11,837.25  $11,837.25  $8,311.25
Vic Derman        $9,306.00  $10,984.06  $8,200.00
Shawn Newby      $10,540.45  $10,530.07  $8,227.74
Marsha Henderson  $5,125.79   $5.125.79      $0.00             (5)
Rebecca Mersereau $3,835.16   $3,835.16  $2,745.16
TOTALS          $172,726.87 $172,972.11 $65,041.54  $19,900.00
Notes
1) Fred Haynes received $5000 from a business owned by Allen Vandkerkhove.  Fred Haynes own donation was via a company he owns
2) Vicki Sanders husband seems to have contributed $4,500 to her campaign
3) Leif Wergeland had a $5,000 contribution from Nancy Wergeland.  Leif also contributed $$6,903.23 to his campaign but was reimbursed $2,731.02 for a net contribution of $4,177.21
4) Susan Brice contributed $11,916.91 to her campaign but was reimbursed $7,404.30 for a net contribution of $4,462.61
5) Marsha Henderson had a $4,340.79 donation from Marcella Van Rhyn which is her legal name

The spending by the does not really mirror how well they did on election day.

Candidates ranked based on net personal donation to their campaign
Candidate    Net Personal   Pct of money spent
Vicki Sanders     $8,913.16    37.80%  (1)
Nichola Wade      $8,311.25    70.21%  
Shawn Newby       $8,227.74    78.14%
Vic Derman        $8,200.00    74.65%
Paul Gerrard      $6,760.00    54.28% 
Susan Brice       $4,462.61    36.49%
Marsha Henderson  $4,340.79    84.68%
Leif Wergeland    $4,177.21    26.12%  (2)
Rebecca Mersereau $2,745.16    71.78%
Colin Plant       $2,434.11    16.38%
Fred Haynes         $360.00     1.23%
Dean Murdock        $138.18     1.01%
Judy Brownoff       $126.80     0.92%

Notes
1) If one counts the $5,000 donated by Dennis Sanders as a personal contribution, Vicki Sanders numbers would be $13,913.16 and 59.16%
2) If one counts the $5,000 donated by Nancy Wergeland as a personal contribution, Leif Wergeland's numbers would be $9,177.21 and 57.39%

The only candidate to win that contributed over 50% of the money to their campaign was Vic Derman
The two newly elected councilors contributed well below the average to their own campaign

Out of interest, Saanich South MLA Lana Popham contributed  the following:
  • Vicki Sanders $100
  • Judy Brownoff $100
  • Colin Plant $500
  • Dean Murdock $200
  • Vic Derman $200
Rob Fleming gave $100 to Dean Murdock


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