What does it cost a candidate to get elected: for at least one it didn't cost him as much as a dime. One candidate put up $25,000 - and lost.

council 100x100By Pepper Parr

August 20th, 2019

BURLINGTON, ON

 

How much of their own money did 2018 election candidates put up?

Some surprises.

Candidate contributions C
Candidate contributions B
Candidate contributions A

Sharman

Paul Sharman taking part in a ward 5 election debate. Got a free ride financially.

Sharman contributed $0 to his own campaign! The $250 shown was the value of old election signs he used in his 2014 election campaign.

LANCASTER IN PINK FROM HER CAMPAIGN

Running in ward 6 where she held the seat in 2010 ans 2014 Lancaster chose not to spend any of her own money – and lost by 41 votes.

Lancaster also contributed $0 to her own campaign! The $180 shown was the value of old election signs she used in her 2014 election campaign.

Mike Wallace took the gamble of his life and put up $25,000 of his own money.

The following people reported 0 campaign donations:

Garry Milne, Andrew Jordan, Jason Boelhouwer, Gerard Shkuda and Michael Jones.

The following candidates failed to file election spending reports. They will not be permitted to run in the next municipal election. Walter Wiebe, Peter Rusin and Darcy Hutzel.

The data used was taken from the election finance returns filed by the candidates.  Any errors or commissions will be corrected.  Some of the forms were hand-written and very difficult to read.

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