Pitco candidates spell out spending | AspenTimes.com

Pitco candidates spell out spending

Eben Harrell

The six candidates running for Pitkin County commissioner turned in their final spending reports before today’s election.

In District 5, challenger Tom McBrayer spent the most money during the period from Oct. 7 to Oct. 29, with expenses reported at $3,157. Most of that money was raised before Oct. 7, indicating that he concentrated most of his campaign in the three weeks leading up to the election. Among other things, McBrayer spent $729 on shirts and caps with his campaign logo.

District 5 incumbent Dorothea Farris raised $1,000 during the reporting period.

Her largest contributor was Aspen Business Center developer John McBride, who gave Farris’ campaign $200. Farris spent $1,550 during the reporting period.

In District 4, challenger Cheryl Koehne raised $105 and spent $924.

District 4 incumbent Jack Hatfield raised $1,745 and spent $948. His largest contributor was Bland Nesbit of the Brush Creek Valley, who gave Hatfield the maximum amount of $500. Hatfield left $1,449 in his campaign coffers, perhaps an indication of confidence going into today.

The same could be said of District 3 challenger Michael Owsley, who reported $3,869 remaining in his coffers. Owsley, who in previous reporting periods listed music producer Irving Azoff, rock star Don Henley and writer Hunter S. Thompson as contributors, spent $635 during the reporting period.

District 3 incumbent Shellie Roy either had not filed her report or the county had not processed it yesterday.

Eben Harrell’s e-mail address is eharrell@aspentimes.com

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