St. John’s releases campaign contributions for 2013 election

Published on January 21, 2014
St. John's City Hall. — file photo

The city of St. John’s has released the lists of campaign contributions and expense disclosures from the 2013 municipal election.

The sworn disclosures can be viewed online at stjohns.ca. According to the city’s election finance bylaw, candidates can spend $10,000 plus $1 for every voter listed on the voters list in the ward or at-large area in which they’re seeking election. Contributions are limited to a maximum of $1,000 to a candidate per person in a calendar year, and $2,000 from a corporation or trade union.

Mayoral candidates         Amount raised         (“*” = elected)

Geoff Chaulk                $400

*Dennis O’Keefe            $57,825

Sheilagh O’Leary            $90,836

Deputy mayoral candidates

*Ron Ellsworth            $49,000

Jennifer McCreath            $250

Council candidates

Ward 1

*Danny Breen        $11,500

Ward 2

Scott Fitzgerald        $3,250

*Jonathan Galgay        $9,045

Andrew Harvey        $8,240

Ward 3

Sarah Colborne Penney    $3,266

Walter Harding        $0

*Bruce Tilley        $29,150

Ward 4

*Bernard Davis        $16,065

Tracy Holmes        $100

Lou Puddister        $9,050

Ward 5

*Wally Collins        $8,650

Sherwin Flight        $650

Tom Badcock        $100

At-large

*Tom Hann        $20,794

*Sandy Hickman    $15,525

*Dave Lane        $13,644.09

Lorne Loder        $17,240

Steve Manuel        $500

*Art Puddister    $29,950

Paul Sears        $500

Deanne Stapleton    $500

Lionel West        $0

Cecil Whitten        $947

Derek Winsor        $625

Fred Winsor        $7,100