Election expenses revealed

Four of the candidates in the November municipal election show who spent what on what

Candidates in the November municipal election in Qualicum Beach have started to file their contribution and expense reports, showing who gave how much and how it was spent.

Teunis Westbroek, successful mayoral candidate, reported he received $535.31 in contributions — all from Teunis Westbroek.

His expenses matched the donations exactly, as he spent $475.46 for signs, pamphlets and brochures, $30 for campaign-related transportation and bank fees of $29.85.

Mayoral candidate Mike Wansink reported spending $3,490.95. Of this total, Wansink donated $2,000 and Christopher Lee and Associates — a web page design company — donated $1,368.75 of in-kind services. In addition, he received three smaller donations totalling $122.10.

On the expenses side of the ledger, Wansink reported spending $1,461.67 on advertising and $1,869.28 for signs, pamphlets, flyers and brochures.

He also spent $122.10 on transportation and paid bank charges of $12.

Council contender Tom Davies also filed his report, claiming $1,050 in contributions, all but $100 of which he paid himself. That $100 was donated by Ann McVey.

Davies reported spending $203 on advertising and $765.02 on signs and pamphlets. As well, Davies spent $48.62 on office supplies.

Richard Mennie brought in $350.10, all of which came from his own pocket. Mennie spent $96.32 on signs and pamphlets $176.12 on courier charges and postage and $15.66 on office supplies. He also claimed $60 in spending on miscellaneous items.

Successful council candidate Scott Tanner received $2,531.23 in contributions, of which Scott Tanner Painting and Decorating chipped in $1,505 and another $26.23 and QF Caseco added $1,000 to the total.

The Tanner campaign spent $1,973 for advertising and $593.96 on courier charges and postage, $35 on meeting expenses and $28.51 on bank charges.

The election and contribution reports don’t have to be filed until March.

 

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