Tim Henney, needing to leapfrog, spends the most of the City Council field | ParkRecord.com

Tim Henney, needing to leapfrog, spends the most of the City Council field


Tim Henney, the fourth-place finisher in the Park City Council primary in August, raised more money and spent more than any of his competitors through late October, required financial statements filed at City Hall this week indicated.

The numbers reported by Henney, one of the challengers, outpaced by a significant margin the others on the City Council ballot. The four City Councilors who advanced out of a primary to Election Day were tightly grouped, but Henney was the lowest vote-getter of the group.

Henney listed $4,625 in contributions and $4,624.95 in expenditures through Oct. 29.

According to the financial statement, either Henney himself or family members in Idaho contributed the largest sum. Family members contributed a combined $500 in September. The candidate put $161 into the campaign on Oct. 28. In a financial statement filed in the summer, as the primary approached, Henney reported that he had self-financed much of the campaign.

Others listed on Henney’s most recent statement include Dena Fleming, at $250, Lisa Lundquist, who gave $250, Peter Gatch, who gave $250, and $250 donations from Kevin Shannon and Chip Williams. Henney listed legal and professional fees, at $3,356, as his largest expense.

Highlights from the other financial statements filed by the City Council candidates in late October included:

  • Alex Butwinski, an incumbent City Councilor, raised $2,925 and spent $2,922.76. The largest donations, $250 each, came from Jim and Nancy Barth, Stewart Gross, who is a member of the Park City Planning Commission, and the No Name Saloon. Most of the money spent in the final weeks was on newspaper advertising.
  • Cindy Matsumoto, an incumbent City Councilor, raised $1,155 and spent $864.52. Philip and Susan McLaughlin, who gave $250, were the largest contributors during the reporting period. The statement indicates Matsumoto spent money on fliers, cowboy hats and other campaign materials like stickers.
  • Mary Wintzer, a challenger, listed $3,503.30 in contributions and $2,515.27 in expenditures. The largest contributors, each at $300, were former Mayor Brad Olch and Bonnie Peretti. Newspaper advertising was listed as her largest expense, and she also spent money on door hangers.

    The City Council campaign was a mild-mannered affair. It appeared early on that the candidates would not spend big money. This year’s numbers fell from those of 2011, the most recent City Council campaign.

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