Last period of campaign finances reported

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The last campaign reporting period before Election Day shows that the District 2 race for county commissioner continues to top the charts with donations and expenditures.

Routt County Commissioner Doug Monger, the Democratic candidate for the District 2 seat, has raised and spent the most funds, with about $9,200 contributed and almost $8,300 spent.

His challenger, Republican Jeff Fry, has received about $6,580 and has spent about $5,600.

The final reporting period will be in December.

The high level of donations and expenditures in the District 2 race suggests it is the most hotly contested of the two commissioner races.

Cheriene Marchus, a write-in candidate for the District 2 seat, told the County Clerk and Recorder's Office that she had no donations or expenditures, but her official report had not been turned in by the time the office closed Friday.

Since announcing her candidacy, Marchus reportedly has received only $8, in the form of a nonmonetary donation.

In the District 1 race, incumbent and Republican Nancy Stahoviak reports raising a total of just under $4,000, with almost all of it spent.

Her challenger, Libertarian candidate Mike Kien has reported no donations and has said from the start he had no intention of accepting campaign contributions. He has reported spending a total of about $64 of his own money during the course of the campaign.

For the most recent campaign fund-reporting period, which lasts from Oct. 8 to Oct. 24, Monger reported contributions of $410, the biggest of which was $200 from Steamboat Springs resident Gary Nelson.

He reported expenditures of $4,270 for the period, with almost $3,000 spent on radio advertisements, and about $1,000 spent on newspaper advertisements.

During this period, Fry reported contribution of $2,280, with the highest contribution of $650 coming from Steamboat Springs resident Mary Allen. A contribution of $500 came from the Routt County Republican Central Committee, and two $200 contributions came from Steamboat Springs resident Matt Belton and California resident Robert Orr.

His expenditures during this period were about $1,350, mostly going to radio and newspaper advertisements.

Stahoviak reported no contributions during this period, but showed expenditures of about $2,260, mostly on radio and newspaper advertisements.

Kien showed no contributions, but had expenditures of $10.50 of his own funds.

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