DiSalvo tops Leonard in fundraising
ASPEN – With three weeks of campaigning remaining in the race for Pitkin County sheriff, Joe DiSalvo leads Rick Leonard in the fundraising battle.Leonard and DiSalvo both filed a report of contributions and expenditures Tuesday with the Colorado Secretary of State. The reports cover the cycle from Sept. 5 to Oct. 7.DiSalvo reported $3,925 in contributions during the period. He entered the period with a negative balance of $1,388. During the period he spent $1,715, with $1,165 going to the Aspen Daily News, another $350 to Aspen FM radio station KSNO, and $200 to Aspen Elks, his report shows. The war chest for DiSalvo shows a remaining balance of $821.Leonard reported $2,250 in contributions during the same period, in which he entered with a balance of $1,285. He spent $2,457 during the period, including $1,725 to California-based Cross Communications for mailers and post cards, along with nearly $370 to Basalt Printing. Other expenditures included $320 to the Pitkin County Clerk & Recorder’s Office for a voter-registration report and about $40 to Office Depot in Glenwood Springs, according to documents.DiSalvo, 50, of Aspen, the undersheriff for Pitkin County, has worked in local law enforcement for 25 years, including the last 23 years under outgoing Sheriff Bob Braudis.Leonard, 54, of Basalt, has two decades of law enforcement in New York and Florida. He retired to the valley about 4 1/2 years ago (the Oct. 9 edition of the Aspen Times Weekly incorrectly reported Leonard’s time in the valley).
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