Candidates report spending
Steamboat Springs — More than $3,100 has been donated to the campaigns of four Republican candidates for two county commissioner seats.
Nancy Stahoviak, who is the incumbent commissioner seeking re-election for the District 1 seat, has raised the most so far, with a reported $1,780 since mid-May through Aug. 1, according to campaign filings. The money was raised by the Committee to Elect Nancy Stahoviak.
Her challenger, Bea Westwater, reported that she has not raised any campaign funds through Aug. 1. She has, however, spent almost $140 of her own funds.
The winner of the District 1 primary race will face Libertarian Mike Kien in the general election.
In District 2, candidate Jeff Fry reported $950 raised through Aug. 1, while candidate Mark Marchus reported $400. The winner of that primary race will face incumbent and Democrat Doug Monger in November.
Two campaign funding reports have been submitted. The first was due July 20, and the second was due Friday. The primary election is today.
Stahoviak’s list of supporters includes 24 people. The largest single contribution came from Ronald and Sharron Roundtree of Steamboat Springs.
The rest of her contributions came from residents across the county, including those living in Toponas, Phippsburg, Hayden and Clark, but the majority came from Steamboat Springs residents.
So far, Stahoviak has spent almost $1,000, with the majority going toward newspaper advertisements, and the remainder going toward items such as postage, copies and envelopes.
Westwater reported spending $130 of her own funds on signs, with another $9 on printing thank-you letters.
Fry’s three largest contributors, who each donated $200, were Deni Offord of Elbert, Elaine Barker of Colorado Springs, and Christy Belton of Steamboat Springs.
Fry has spent about $850 of his funds on items such as campaign brochures, parade decorations and candy, and signs.
Finally, Marchus has received two contributions: one for $200 from the Enclave at Quail Run, Wintergreen Homes LLC, and another for $200 from Northern Colorado Plumbing and Heating.
According to his filings, he has spent nothing on campaign supplies so far, but has bought a voter registration report, as have most of the other candidates.
In the days leading up to the primary election today, the city of Steamboat Springs and Routt County received multiple complaints about campaign signs that were placed in public rights of way. The signs are from local candidates as well as from state and national candidates.
Those that are inappropriately placed are being removed.
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