Candidates fill coffers
With Clark County’s primary election but a distant speck in the rearview mirror, it’s now time to focus on the Nov. 5 general election. So with that, it’s time to take an updated look at how much money candidates have raised, and from where.
Below, I’ve simplified some of the financial reports for the remaining candidates running for positions throughout Clark County. The figures are based on filings with the Washington state Public Disclosure Commission, and I’m only using candidates for whom financial statements are applicable.
Keep in mind, this isn’t necessarily a comprehensive list. It only includes the candidates left running who’ve reported their finances with the PDC. In many of the small town races, candidates haven’t reported a cent. The donations listed only represent a sampling of the people who donated.
Councilman Mike Ciraulo
Raised: $4,164 Spent: $3,679.26
Prominent donations: Former Battle Ground City Councilor Phil Haberthur, $250; Mill Creek Pub, $500; state Rep. Monica Stonier, $100; former Clark County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris, $100; Battle Ground city council candidate Mike Dalesandro, $100.
Lyle Lamb (opposing Ciraulo)
Raised: $2,664 Spent: $2,561
Prominent donations: Lyle Fritz Trust, $900; Battle Ground City Councilman Philip Johnson, $100; Clark County GOP Operations Director Christian Berrigan, $60.
Mayor Tim Leavitt
Raised: $52,788.03 Spent: $48,769.93
Prominent donations: Angelo Property, $900; Homewood Suites Hotel, $900; K&F General Contractors, $900; developer Elie Kassab, $900; superintendent of Evergreen Public Schools John Deeder, $500; car dealership owner Dick Hannah, $500; Identity Clark County Executive Director Paul Montague, $450; Fort Vancouver National Trust President Elson Strahan, $150; City Councilman Jack Burkman, $50.
William Turlay (opposing Leavitt)
Raised: $10,507 Spent: $3,362.66
Prominent donations: Plaid Pantries, $900; Clark County for Better Government, $100; former legislative candidate Carolyn Crain, $100.
Councilor Jack Burkman
Raised: $11,945.64 Spent: $3,242.47
Prominent donations: IAFF Local 452, $800; International Longshore and Warehouse Union, $500; former Vancouver City Councilor Pat Jollota, $250; developer Elie Kassab, $100; state Rep. Monica Stonier, $75.
Micheline Doan (opposing Burkman)
Raised: $3,267.98 Spent: $3,186.64
Prominent donations: Clark County for Better Government, $600; US Digital, County Commissioner David Madore’s company, $200; former state legislative candidate Carolyn Crain, $109.03 (her husband matched the donations).
Councilor Jeanne Stewart
Raised: $7,724 Spent: $3,892.50
Prominent donations: Dewils Industry, $1,800; Hudson Bay Industries, $1,800; former Clark County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris, $100; Clark County for Better Government, $100; lightrail opponents Don and Elizabeth Yingling, $200.
Alishia Topper (opposing Stewart)
Raised: $23,237.62 Spent: $13,797.56
Prominent donations: Bob Byrd, Pacific Die Casting owner, $900; International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 4, $1,000; developer Elie Kassab, $250; Identity Clark County Executive Director Paul Montague, $150; former Vancouver Mayor Royce Pollard, $100; Vancouver Mayor Tim Leavitt, $50.
Anne McEnerny-Ogle (opposing Frank Decker)
Raised: $10,986.08 Spent: $9,805.90
Prominent donations: Vancouver Firefighters Union Local No. 452, $800; state Rep. Jim Moeller, $50; former city council candidate Ty Stober, $50; former Clark County Commissioner Betty Sue Morris, $100.
Raised: $13,657.73 Spent: $10,150.97
Prominent donations: Clark County Republican Party, $1,800; Dewils Industry, $1,800; state Sen. Don Benton, listing himself as a Clark County manager, $120; Clark County for Better Government, $100; former Washougal City Councilman Michael Delavar, $140; Clark County GOP Operations Director Christian Berrigan, $60; former legislative candidate Carolyn Crain, $50.
Mayor Sean Guard (opposing Earl Scott)
Raised: $2,903.26 Spent: $2,211.12
City Councilman Paul Greenlee (opposing Lisa Voeltz)
Raised: $5,025 (primarily loans) Spent: $0