Campaign spending in the Peace region

“Under the Local Elections Campaign Financing Act (LECFA), disclosure statements must be filed with B.C.’s Chief Electoral Officer within 90 days after General Voting Day for an election,” Elections BC writes. “…The statements include expenses of each filer and information regarding contributions they received.”

The filing deadline for the 2014 General Local Elections was 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Attached to the bottom of this report is a full list each candidate’s campaign expenditure.

In Fort St. John, the highest spender was Graham McCourbre filling $8,901.64 while the lowest spender was Tamara Wilkinson at $500. In terms of those elected, Councillor Bruce Christensen came on top with $4,049.41.

In Fort Nelson, Bill Streeper spent $20,514.53 on his campaign while Dough McKee’s filing reads zero.

The big spender in Taylor was Wayne Thomas Wilmot coming in at $2,200, who was going head-to-head with Mayor Rob Fraser at $1,590 and mayoral-hopeful Brad Filmer at an even $16,000. The current Councillors didn’t spend money on their campaign – albeit they ran unopposed.

In the PRRD, Brad Sperling spent $1,958, while both Karen Goodings and Leonard Hiebert didn’t spend a cent on their election campaign.

Candidate Christopher Clark of Fort St. John did not file his financial statement, but still has until by Monday, March 16, 2015 – carrying with it a late fee of $500.

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