Mayoral campaign contributions near $100K |

Mayoral campaign contributions near $100K

ASPEN ” Mayoral campaign contributions total near $100,000, according to reports city officials released in advance of Tuesday’s runoff election.

The Aspen Times mistakenly reported that City Council candidate Steve Skadron was the only candidate to make Tuesday’s deadline for campaign contribution reports with the City Clerk and Recorder’s Office. Mick Ireland and Tim Semrau, both mayoral candidates in the June 5 runoff, also reported on time.

Toni Kronberg, who faces Skadron in the runoff, filed her report one day late.

Since May 11, Ireland’s filing showed an additional $14,800 in contributions – for a total nearing $40,000.

Ireland’s contributors included Pitkin County Commissioner Michael Owsley and Sheriff Bob Braudis, as well a current City Councilwoman Jasmine Tygre and Michael Wampler, who lost in the May election for the council.

In addition to contributions, Ireland took out a $2,000 loan from himself.

Ireland’s $13,800 in expenditures went to mailings, buttons, signs, advertising and website maintenance. Ireland reported $3,500 in funds on hand at the end of the period.

Semrau raised an additional $17,300 for a total of more than $50,000. His contributors included Bill Dinsmoor, owner of Main Street Bakery, and real estate broker Chuck Frias, as well as a $4,000 loan from his own coffers.

Semrau spent $13,100 on mailings, marketing consultants and area media outlets, and claimed $4,500 in funds on hand at the end of the reporting period.

Toni Kronberg didn’t collect any funds in this recent period but paid $100 to GrassRoots TV for a show to premiere this week.

Skadron reported an additional $615 since May 11 for a total of $2,539. Among Skadron’s contributors were Wampler and Pitkin County Commissioner Rachel Richards.

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