Candidate spending for local public office has been across the board for the elections this summer.
As a whole, County Commission candidates have outspent their counterparts running for Gillette City Council, furnishing their campaign chests with a combination of donations and contributions out of their own pockets.
The candidates were required to turn in campaign finance statements by 5 p.m. Tuesday in advance of the Aug. 21 primary election. They also will have to file similar reports by Aug. 31 after the election.
Garry Becker: He has raised a total of $9,750 with $7,000 of coming from Becker’s own personal contributions and $2,500 coming from donors. They included: John Kennedy Fitzsimmons LlC, $400; Larry Dobrenz, $100; Gerald Baker, $250, Rita Whalen, $500; Charley Madsen, $100; Timothy Hallinan, $200; Burns Byram III, $100; Fred Oedekoven, $100; Kim Maycock, $100; Gay Lyn Becker (Bismarck, N.D.), $50; Dollins Laird (Casper), $100; Paul Walker, $100; Jimmie Rodgers, $500; Blair Bishop, $100; George Burgess (Lake Placid, Fla.), $100; Wyoming Realtors PAC, $250.
Robin Kuntz: He has brought in a total of $2,045, including $1,395 of his own money. Donors include: Wyoming Realtors Political Action Committee, $250; anonymous contributions, $400.
Steve Hughes: He made $2,649 in personal contributions.
Chris Knapp: He brought in $3,654 with $1,930 coming from personal contributions, a $500 a loan from himself and $1,200 from individuals. His political contributors included Ray and Karen Mapel, $100; David Daigle, $100; Jamie and Allyson Black, $500; Mike Knapp (Suprise, Ariz., $200);$200, Brent Daly
Mark Christensen: He has raised a total of $7,873 including Christensen’s M.C. Family of Companies, $120; Mark and Erika Christensen, $1,584; Robert and Marilyn Christensen, $5,957; Russell and Kathy Bell, $75; Kathleen Reynolds, $80.
City Council Ward 1
Kevin McGrath: He has raised no money.
Donald T. Elder: He has raised $50 from his own money.
City Council Ward 2
Billy Montgomery: He reported $1,333 in contributions, including $583 of his own money, $500 from the United Transportation Union Political Action Committee and $250 from the Campbell County Board of Realtors.
Damon L. Hart: He donated $267 of his own money.
Forrest Rothleutner: He didn’t file a finance statement by the deadline.
City Council Ward 3
Ted Jerred: He reported $725 in contributions, including $475 in his own money and $250 from the Campbell County Board of Realtors.
Robert Kothe: He donated $25 of his own money.
Scott Clem: He gave $645 of his own money.
John Wayne: He didn’t file a finance statement by the deadline.
House District 3
Douglas Gerard: He reported $13,194 in contributions, including $6,334 of his own money and loans. Other contributors include LD Gilbertz, $250; Karen Kennedy, $1,000; Leslie Mahon, $120; Cevin Imus, $100; Donald Scott, $100; Barbara Luthy, $100; Robert McKee, $200; Fred Oedekoven, $100; Roy Cohee, $100; Jimmie Rodgers; $500; Michael Skinner, $500; Chuck Bell, $100; John Kennedy, $1,000; James Hannah, $50; Jack Vaughn, $100; Julae Petterson, $50; Roger Jordan, $100; Joe Maycock, $50; Devon Energy Corp. PAC, $500; PAW Political Action Council, $500; Wyoming Realtors PAC, $1,000; campaign fundraiser, $340.
Eric Barlow: He reported $9,420 in contributions, including $1,000 from family. Other contributors include Bernadette Barlow, $1,000; Philip Habeck, $500; LJ Turner, $500; Shelly Ritthaler, $300; Bob Leresche, $500; Antone Swanda, $500; Bill Bensel, $100; Bill Garland, $250; Mark Gordon, $1,000; Jeannie Gordon, $1,000; Darryl Anderson, $500; Bob Hageman, $500; Frank Stepperson, $500; Michele Barlow, $500; Jill Morrison, $100; Robert Harshbarger, $100; Kathy Bell, $200; Leroy Van Buggenum, $50; Brandi Hudson, $500; Allen Mooney, $50; Norlene Wright, $100; Katherine Kissick, $250; Edie Reno, $300;Bob Hayden, $100; Tony Hayden, $20.
House District 31
Tom Lubnau II: He reported $1,750 in contributions, including Marathon Oil Company Employes, $250; Exxon Mobil PAC, $150; Joe Lunne, $50; Cloud Peak Energy Employee PAC, $1,000; Wyoming Education Association PAC for Education, $100; Wyoming Mining Association PAC, $200.
House District 32
Norine Kasperik: She reported $2,000 in new contributions, including $850 in contributions from her family. She also reported $363 in carry over from last year. Donors included Marathon Oil Company Employees, $250; Cloud Peak Energy Employee PAC, $500; Exxon Mobil PAC, $100; Norman L. Stock, $250; Nickolas R. Kasperik, $600; Cathy Norris, $100; Wyoming Education Association PAC for Education, $100; Wyoming Mining Asspciation PAC, $100.
House District 52
Sue Wallis: She reported $2,100 in contributions, including Cloud Peak Energy Employee PAC, $500; Christopher Boswell, $100; Marian Black, $100; Rex and Ronda Snyder, $100; Dale and Jeanne Bulkley, $50; Steve and DeeAnn Doyle, $50; Dr. Roger and Kristi Jordan, $50; Joseph and Jessica Maycock, $50; Wyoming Stock Growers’ Ag PAC, $200; Equality for All, $100; PAW Political Action Council, $250; WLRA PAC, $300; Wyoming Mining Association PAC, $250
John Robertson: He did not file a campaign finance report by the deadline.
Merle L. McClure: He reported no contributions.
House District 53
Gregg Blikre: He reported $1,050 in contributions and $1,800 in carry over from last year. Donors included: Marathon Oil Company Employees PAC, $250; AT&T Inc, Federal PAC, $100; Cloud Peak Energy Employee PAC, $500; Allstate Insurance Company PAC, $100; Wyoming Mining Association PAC, $100.
Senate District 24
Michael Von Flatern: He reported $100 in contributions from ALTRIA Group.