Basalt mayoral candidates on record spending pace |

Basalt mayoral candidates on record spending pace

Auden Schendler
Jeremy Swanson |

Campaign fundraising cooled off in the Basalt mayor’s race during the second reporting period, but candidates Jacque Whitsitt and Rick Stevens remain on a record pace for spending in a Basalt election.

Whitsitt added $1,550 to her campaign coffers from March 11 to March 27, according to the finance report she submitted to Town Hall. She collected $8,182.19 during the first reporting period, which ended March 10. Her total contributions were $9,732.19.

Stevens collected $750 during the most recent period, on top of the $6,244 previously reported from the first period. His total contributions were at $6,994.

Stevens had spent $5,543.22 through March 27, his report said. Whitsitt spent $3,468.86.

In the council race, candidates Leroy Duroux, Rob Leavitt and Herschel Ross didn’t accept contributions, their reports said. Each spent a marginal amount of their own funds — Leavitt spent $130.45; Ross spent $90.43 and Duroux spent $3.82. Auden Schendler didn’t collect or spend any funds.

Katie Schwoerer has collected and spent the most funds among the six council candidates. She collected $1,047.38 and spent $604.02 over both reporting periods, her report said.

Jennifer Riffle didn’t collect any contributions during the latest reporting period. She collected a total of $1,594 and spent $1,088.71.

Following is the list of contributors for each candidate that accepted donations. The donor is from Basalt unless otherwise noted. The most recent donors are listed first.

Contributors to Rick Stevens:

Clay Crossland, $250; Margaret Hampelman, $500; Three Bears Building, $300; Stacey Craft, $236; Ted Borchelt, $200; Stan Gertzbein, $200; Gayle Waterman, $250; Andrew Hollenbach, $200; Howard Cohen, $1,000; Tracy Bennett, $139; John McMahon, $250; Donna Rossetti, $250; John “Larry” Yaw, $250; Cil Klamper, $250; Steve Chase, $239; Chris Henderson, Glenwood Springs, $230; and Michael Latousek, $250.

Contributors to Jacque Whitsitt:

Karin Teague, $50; Kathy Chandler-Henry, Eagle, $50; David Lambert, $1,000; Helen Zeughauser, $25; Margot Pendleton, $100; Virginia Parker, $100; Jack Saunders, Leadville, $50; Sue Mozian, $50; Doug MacDonald, $500; Anne Freedman, Titon Falls, New Jersey, two contributions for $250 each; Brian Levengood, Cheyenne, Wyoming, $100; Royal Laybourn, $200; Patrice Becker, $50; Roger Adams, $150; George Frank, $50; Brenda Stern, $50; Mark Harvey, $50; Ken Ransford, $250; Mark Kwiecienski, $100; Rachel Richards, Aspen, $75; Andy Wiessner, Snowmass, $50; Sue Mozian, $100; Bob Young, Glenwood Springs, $200; Jennifer Riffle, $50; Gerald Terwilliger, $200; Lynn Nichols, $100; Patrick Hunter, Carbondale, $50; Cathy Click, $250; Jonathan and Lisa Lowsky, $25; Jim Newsome, $5,000; and Debra Smith, $75.

Contributors to Jennifer Riffle:

Doug MacDonald, $300; Jacque Whitsitt, $250; Larry and Kathy Perko, Flagstaff, Arizona, no amount listed; Anna Edgerly, $74; Lee Reed, Carbondale, $25; Susan and George Fesus, Aspen, $100; Rick Stevens, $200; Lissa Bollinger, $40; Janet and Jim Riffle, Aguila, Arizona, $75; Erik Skarvan, Aspen, $25; Mark Harvey, $50; Mark Kwiecienski, $100; Nick Ketpura, Carbondale, $50; Danon Lircosta, $25; and Jon Fox-Rubin, $80. She also loaned her campaign money.

Contributors to Katie Schwoerer:

Doug MacDonald, $300; Jacque Whitsitt, $250; Tim Whitsitt, $50; Jessica Jay, $200; Jon Fox-Rubin, $80; and Jennifer Riffle, $50. She also loaned her campaign money.

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