Elliott, so far, is the biggest spender
October 31, 2008
Finance disclosures filed Tuesday show Summit County Commissioner Sally Elliott, a Democrat vying for seat A on the Summit County Council, has spent more than any other candidate in the five county races.
Elliott’s campaign had spent $15,646 and was in the hole about $16 this week. Her opponent, Woodland Republican Bill Miles, had spent $1,886, according to financial reports filed Tuesday.
Miles has received only three campaign contributions: $1,000 from Geary Construction, $250 from Salt Lake City lobbyist Doug Foxley and $200 from Oakley residents Ken and Karren Woolstenhulme.
Elliott boasts having more than 60 campaign contributors. Her largest donation was $3,500 from Parkite William White.
Those who contributed $500 to Elliott’s campaign include: Parkite Donna Van Buren, Oklahoma resident Bill Settle, Heber residents Roy and Molly Hamilton, Equality Utah and the Summit County Democratic Party.
Snyderville Basin Democrat Claudia McMullin outspent her Republican opponent in the race for County Council seat B. McMullin has spent about $6,546 and she received $500 contributions from Van Buren, Park City resident Rory Murphy and the Summit County Democratic Party.
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Richins, who has received only two contributions, has spent $2,501. Geary Construction donated $1,000 and Richins contributed $1,501 to his campaign.
Silver Creek Democrat John Hanrahan and Park City Republican Tom Hurd are competing for seat C on the Summit County Council.
Hanrahan reported raising about $7,780 and spending about $5,409. His two largest contributions were $2,000 from Parkite Beano Solomon and $1,000 from Gary and Linda Barbour.
Hurd contributed $5,000 to his campaign of which he has spent $2,385.
Three candidates are vying for Summit County Council seat D and Basin Democrat Chris Robinson has outspent his opponents in the race. Robinson, who has spent about $8,647, received a $2,000 contribution from Park City resident John Miller.
California resident Lawrence Riches and Parkite Burton Stohl each contributed $1,000 to Robinson’s campaign.
Robinson’s Republican opponent, Parkite Alison Pitt, has spent about $364 on her campaign and received no contributions.
Jeremy Ranch resident Gary Shumway, a member of the Constitution Party, also received no contributions. Shumway reportedly has spent $1,250 campaigning for seat D.
Finally, Kamas Republican David Ure has outspent his Democrat opponent in the race for County Council seat E. Salt Lake City lobbyist Doug Foxley donated $500 and Ure reported spending about $3,217.
Samak Democrat Steve Weinstein is vying against Ure and reportedly has spent only $352 on his campaign. Nobody had contributed money to Weinstein’s campaign.
Candidates must file their final financing forms within 30 days of Election Day.