Sheriff candidates even in spending

Wiggins out-raises Wall in final campaign finance reporting period

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Garrett Wiggins

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Gary Wall

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Routt County coroner Rob Ryg

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Routt County Search and Rescue member and spokesman Darrel Levingston

— Routt County Republican sheriff candidate Garrett Wig­gins out-raised incumbent Sheriff Gary Wall in the past month, yet each candidate spent about the same amount of money during the final reporting period before the election.

A big portion of Wiggins’ money came from an $800 donation from the Routt County Republican Central Committee.

Wall defeated Wiggins four years ago, and the campaign has featured spirited controversy between the men, but each left sizable bank accounts at the end of the reporting period instead of using the reserves.

Wall raised $3,165 and spent $6,578 from Sept. 5 to Oct. 7, according to the latest reports filed with the Colorado Secretary of State’s Office. With the funds he had on hand to begin the period, he’s left with $1,451.59 in the bank.

Wiggins raised $4,725 and spent $5,129.73 during the same time period. With the $10,308.93 he had to start the month, he still has $9,904.20 in his account.

Each candidate had three contributions of $500 or more in the last reporting period. Wiggins’ came from two Ste­am­boat Springs residents and

one from the Republican Party. Wall got one contribution from a Steamboat resident and two from donors with out-of-state addresses.

Both men spent the bulk of their money on website design and advertising.

Coroner

In the coroner race, incumbent Republican Rob Ryg ramped up his campaign in the past month, spending $2,981.65 during the reporting period and leaving just $68.35 in the bank. Of the $1,950 Ryg raised during the reporting period, $1,500 came from two Steamboat donors.

Democratic challenger Dar­rel Levingston raised $369.90 in the same time period and spent $420.06. Even so, Levingston leaves the reporting period with more than $1,000 in reserve because of a buildup earlier in the campaign.

Independent candidate Kevin Nerney reported no contributions or expenses during the period.

Candidates in several uncontested races — clerk and recorder, county commissioner, surveyor and treasurer — reported no expenses and no contributions. Assessor candidate Gary Peterson, who is running unopposed, reported funds on hand of $168.24 and expenditures of $30.

The reporting deadline for state House District 57 isn’t until Monday, and reports will be available after that time.

Campaign finance reports from the period Sept. 5 to Oct. 7

■ Routt County sheriff

Garrett Wiggins

Declared total spending $5,129.73

Funds on hand at the beginning of reporting period $10,308.93

Total monetary contributions $4,725.00

Total of monetary contributions and beginning amount $15,033.93

Total monetary expenditures $5,129.73

Funds on hand at the end of reporting period $9,904.20

Major contributions ($500 or more):

$800 from Routt County Republican Central Committee

$1,000 from John W. Soileau, Steamboat Springs

$500 from Randy L. White, Steamboat

Gary Wall

Declared total spending $6,578.00

Funds on hand at the beginning of reporting period $4,864.59

Total monetary contributions $3,165.00

Total of monetary contributions and beginning amount $8,029.59

Total monetary expenditures $6,578.00

Funds on hand at the end of reporting period $1,451.59

Major contributions:

$500 from Bryan C. Bomberg, Steamboat

$900 from Matthew Bustos, San Antonio

$500 from William J. Scheyer, Kirkland, Wash.

■ Coroner

Rob Ryg

Declared total spending $2,981.65

Funds on hand at the beginning of reporting period $1,100.00

Total monetary contributions $1,950.00

Total of monetary contributions and beginning amount $3,050.00

Total monetary expenditures $2,981.65

Funds on hand at the end of reporting period $68.35

Major contributions:

$500 from Sean Colgan, Steamboat

$1,000 from Terry Huffington, Steamboat

Darrel Levingston

Declared total spending $420.06

Funds on hand at the beginning of reporting period $1,147.59

Total monetary contributions $369.90

Total of monetary contributions and beginning amount $1,517.49

Total monetary expenditures $420.06

Funds on hand at the end of reporting period $1,097.43

Major contributions:

None $500 or more in this reporting period

Kevin Nerney

No money has been declared raised or spent.

■ County commissioner

Diane Mitsch Bush

$1,674.84 on hand, no money declared raised or spent.

■ Treasurer

Jeanne Whiddon

No money declared raised or spent.

■ Clerk and Recorder

Kay Weinland

No money declared raised or spent.

■ Surveyor

Ridgeway “Skidge” Moon

No money declared raised or spent.

■ Assessor

Gary Peterson

Funds on hand at the beginning of reporting period $168.24

Total monetary expenditures $30.00

Funds on hand at the end of reporting period $138.24

■ House District 57 — Reporting period ended Wednesday but reports not due until Monday

Randy Baumgardner, Republican — Not yet filed.

Steve Ivancie, Democrat — Not yet filed.

Mike Kien, Libertarian — Spent $250 on gas. No other contributions or expenditures.

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