Campaign Finance Reports for Larimer County: RCV, Senate at the Top

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Just days before Election Day on Tuesday, campaign finance reports show which races and issues in Larimer County are getting the most attention in dollar form.

The Senate District 15 race between Rob Woodward and Janice Marchman is drawing the most money: more than $465,000, quadruple Larimer County’s next closest contest, the District 1 County Commissioner’s Race.

When it comes to fundraising for voting matters, the Ranked Choice Voting measure presented to voters in Fort Collins tops the list, with more than $100,000 in donations.

Larimer County Commission District 1: Smith Raises Kefalas with Large Donations

The Larimer County Commission’s District 1 race has raised more than $115,000 as of Nov. 4, according to campaign fundraising records online. Republican candidate Justin Smith still outranks his Democratic opponent, incumbent John Kefalas.

Kefalas’ campaign received $56,306.43 by the Nov. 4 filing deadline and received no contributions from Larimer County Democrats. Kefalas spent almost all of its funds — $52,305.65 — largely on advertising and phone calls. His campaign had $6,726.64 remaining with four days until Election Day.

In the most recent filing period, Kefalas raised nearly $4,000, all from smaller donations ranging from $10 to $250.

Smith’s campaign has brought in $59,691 as of October 18, which is the campaign’s final financial deposit, including $17,500 from Larimer County Republicans. Smith spent $24,559.80, mostly on advertising. His campaign still had $35,131.20 in funds remaining as of Oct. 18.

During the last filing period ending Oct. 18, Smith raised approximately $11,000, including $2,500 from the Realtor Candidate PAC and $12,250 from the Realtor Small Donor Committee, along with three donations over $1,000 from individuals and several small donations.

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Ranked Choice Voting Initiative Attracts Nearly $100,000 in Donations

Preferential Choice Voting, the most hotly debated voting issue Fort Collins residents will vote on in November, has brought in all sorts of money.

Better Ballot Fort Collins, also known as the Ranked Choice Vote for Fort Collins, has raised $72,898.06 since the start of the election season.

RCV’s most recent top donors for Fort Collins have been Kent Thiry, a Denver-based businessman and philanthropist who donated $25,000, and FairVote Action, an organization promoting RCV across the country. , who donated $5,000.

Most of the committee’s expenses were for advertising, both digital and print.

Community for Fair Elections, the committee’s campaign against ranked ballots, raised $24,944.58 this election season. A large majority of the money raised by this committee comes from Citizens for a Sustainable Economy, which has donated $24,000 since the start of the election season.

Citizens for a Sustainable Economy is a Fort Collins nonprofit that “educates voters on fundamental issues, including job creation, government waste and overreach, and the ability of families and small businesses to keep more of what they earn”.

Most of the money the Community brought in for fair elections also went to advertising, including through SMS and robocalls, with some of the money going to signage.

On the question of whether to increase council pay, Fair Council Pay is the only committee registered with the city.

As of the October 25 campaign finance report filing date, Fair Council Pay has raised a total of $969.26. A good portion of the committee’s expenses went to Facebook advertising costs, according to the document.

There are no committees formed for or against the ballot question proposing a general election from April to November.

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House District 52: Kipp still elevates Vicino

The October 31 filing date for campaign funding shows incumbent Cathy Kipp still raising significantly more than challenger Dee Dee Vicino. Kipp raised $55,660.72 this election season, while Vicino raised $34,863.55.

Recently, Kipp received major donations from the Colorado American Federation of Labor & Congress of Industrial Organizations Nonpartisan Small Donor, which gave $1,000 for this filing period, and the Monica PAC, a group working to elect Democratic candidates for state, local offices and politics. online questions with the Democratic Party, which donated $400 this filing period.

Vicino recently received large donations — $400 each — from Mark Aspinall and the Buckle Up PAC, a political committee of Rep. Mike Lynch to support Republican candidates vying for state representative.

House District 53: Boesenecker Adds $20,000 Last Month, Walter Adds $0

Campaign finance reports filed Oct. 31 show incumbent Representative Andrew Boesenecker raised nearly $20,000 more for his campaign since the Coloradoan’s last report.

Boesenecker’s biggest donors recently have been Michael Nimmo, who gave $800; and with contributions of $400 each, the American Property Casualty Insurance Association Colorado PAC – a group created to support candidates and executive and legislative committees, regardless of political affiliation; and Nicole Quintana.

His challenger, Donna Walter, has yet to receive any campaign contributions.

Larimer County Assessor: Outgoing Outgoing Challenger

Campaign finance reports filed Oct. 18 show Republican David Eisenbraun raised nearly twice as much money as incumbent Bob Overbeck.

By the end of October, Eisenbraun had raised over $40,000 while Overbeck had raised just over $12,000.

Eisenbraun, a Windsor city planner, receives extensive financial support from developers and real estate professionals, including $2,500 from Larry Buckendorf, attorney for Journey Homes LLC; $2,000 from Casey Jagoras; $2,000 from Samson Jagoras of Growth Vue Properties in Windsor; $1,500 from Windsor developer Martin Lind; $1,500 from Hunter Hoshiko, a real estate professional in Greeley; and $1,000 from Dean Brown of Broe Real Estate Group.

Overbeck, the incumbent and former Fort Collins city council member, received mostly small donations in October, with the exception of $1,000 from Illinois resident Maureen Overbeck.

Larimer County Clerk: Weak fundraising on both sides

Outgoing Clerk Clerk Angela Myers has raised just over $10,000 in her campaign for a final term, with a total of $7,500 coming from the Larimer County Republican Party.

Myers’ challenger, Toni Baker, raised about $2,000, mostly from small donors. His largest donation was $500, from Marion Edey of Silver Spring, Maryland.

Larimer County Coroner: Canaga significantly outperforms Hanks

Republican candidate Matthew Canaga has raised eight times more than his Democratic opponent, Stephen Hanks.

Canaga has raised $52,001.89 as of November 4, mostly from advertising, including signs and direct mail. Canaga’s campaign received $10,000 from Larimer County Republicans. Canaga had $20,819.91 remaining as of the Nov. 4 filing deadline.

Hanks has raised $6,390 and spent nearly all of it — mostly on publicity — as of Nov. 4.

Senate District 15: Woodward tops Marchman by nearly $100,000

Incumbent Rob Woodward has outscored his opponent in fundraising throughout the campaign. Woodward’s largest donation was $11,000 from the Larimer County Republican Party. He also received $5,350 from the Relator Small Donor Committee and $2,000 from the Lincoln Club of Colorado.

By the last October 31 deadline, Woodward had raised $283,103.68 in contributions.

Janice Marchman’s campaign received significant donations throughout October. Her largest donations came from the Colorado Democratic Party ($10,000), Emily’s List Colorado ($4,500) and the United Food and Commercial Workers Union’s Active Ballot Club ($2,675).

As of the October 31 deadline, Marchman has raised $182,534.33.

House District 49: Incumbent Amabile Raises Funds Far Above Opponents

Incumbent Judy Amabile, a Democrat, raised $75,563.88 in contributions throughout her campaign. She received several $2,000 donations from small donor committees like Healthier Colorado, Colorado Wins, and the Public Education Committee. The rest of his donations came from individual donors. Amabile added about $10,000 to his total contributions during the month of October.

Amabile’s Republican challenger Katie Lehr raised just under $4,000 in October, bringing her total campaign contributions to $24,115.59 by the October 31 deadline. His biggest contribution remains the $5,000 donation from the Larimer County Republican Party.

Daniel Lutz, a libertarian who joined the race, raised $3,300.95 by the October 31 deadline. Its donors were mostly single donations from individuals.

House District 65: Outgoing Lynch raises Chollet

Candidate Mike Lynch, a Republican incumbent running in the redesigned District 65, raised $40,287.90, adding about $3,000 in donations over the past two weeks. Lynch received significant donations from the Larimer County Republican Party ($5,000), the Realtor Small Donor Committee ($5,350), and the Denver Metro Small Donor Committee Apartment Association ($5,350).

Lisa Chollet, a Democrat, raised $17,175.57 in total campaign contributions. Its main donors are the Poudre Education Association ($2,000) and the Weld County Democrats ($500). She raised about $1,700 in the last two weeks before the election, including a $500 donation from the Public Education Committee.

Together for Timnath fights against the change of municipal council boundaries

Together for Timnath issues committee registered to oppose a proposed change to redistricting efforts in Timnath, said it had nearly $5,800 on hand at the end of the October filing period, including $1,425 raised in the last two weeks of October.

Lindsey Miller, owner of The Hidden Stem in Timnath, donated $300, while Advancing Northern Colorado of Loveland donated $200 during the reporting period, but $3,200 in total.

Advancing Northern Colorado markets itself as a public policy outreach company in Northern Colorado. Tom Lucero of Loveland is listed as a Registered Agent with the Office of the Colorado Secretary of State.

The 3H ballot would suspend the planned redistricting of council seats until there are more registered voters living in Timnath. Number 3I is asking voters to change the date of its municipal elections from April to November from 2028.

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