With primary election ballots to be mailed Thursday, latest campaign financing reports show leaders

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With ballots in the mail later this week for the Aug. 6 primary election, here are the latest campaign finance reports from the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC).

Among the highlights: Mayoral candidate and City Councilmember Neil Tibbott reported contributions of $19,020, an increase from $15,795 in our last report. City of Edmonds Planner Brad Shipley reported $4,382 in his mayoral fundraising, up from $3,782. Mayoral candidate and City Councilmember Kristiana Johnson shows no contributions or spending so far.

Mayoral candidate and City Councilmember Mike Nelson continues to lead all mayoral candidates, reporting $32,317 raised — unchanged from last week.

The names of all four mayoral candidates will be on the primary election ballot, with the top two vote-getters advancing to the November general election.

Ballots will be mailed July 18 and must be returned by Aug. 6.

On the city council side, Vivian Olson continues to outpace the field with $13,692 for Position 5, followed by Diana White (Position 6), with $7,505; Alicia Crank (Position 5) with $6,778; Laura Johnson (Position 7) with $6,014 and Susan Paine (Position 5), who reported $5,340. The rest of the council field — Diane Buckshnis (Position 4), Nathan Monroe (Position 7) and Jenna Nand (Position 4) — are all reporting contributions of less than $5,000.

None of the City Council positions will appear on the primary election ballot.

In the race for Edmonds School Board of Directors positions, the leading fundraiser continued to be Nancy Katims (District 5) with $5,092. Jennifer Cail (District 3) reported $1,200 in contributions. Reported contributions for Carin Chase (Position 1) remained at $155 while none of the other positions reported any fundraising so far. Director Positions 3 and 5 will appear before voters on the Aug. 6 primary ballot. Even though each position represents a specific district, they appear on the ballot for all voters.

Financials for the Edmonds Port Commission remained unchanged from our last report.

In the race for South County Fire & Rescue Board of Commissioners, which is only before voters living in unincorporated areas of South Snohomish County and in the City of Lynnwood, Nick Gullickson (District 2) was the only commission candidate to report any new fundraising, with $2,170 raised. Only voters in unincorporated areas and the City of Lynnwood vote for South County Fire Commissioner positions, and none of those positions will appear on the primary ballot.

For a breakdown of the source of these contributions, click the “more details” link in the accompanying chart.

Note that not all those declaring for office have filed with the state Public Disclosure Commission. Those running for office in jurisdictions with fewer than 5,000 voters or who expect to raise less than $5,000 still must file a person financial statement but are exempt from disclosing details of their campaign financing. These candidates will show zero in the various cells of the accompanying charts. For more information on this rule, check the New Candidates FAQ on the Public Disclosure Commission website:www.pdc.wa.gov/learn/new-candidates.

City of Edmonds campaign financials as of 07-14-2019
Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
BUCKSHNIS, DIANE M. (I) CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $904.95 $364.95 $0.00 Click for Details
CRANK, ALICIA CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $6778.78 $4614.35 $1898.21 Click for Details
JOHNSON, KRISTIANA MAYOR $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
JOHNSON, LAURA A. CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $6014.92 $6118.90 $35.00 Click for Details
MONROE, NATHAN C. CITY COUNCIL POS 7 $2978.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
NAND, JENNA N. CITY COUNCIL POS 4 $2918.94 $1257.39 $0.00 Click for Details
NELSON, MICHAEL J. MAYOR $32,317.40 $12,605.41 $0.00 Click for Details
OLSON, VIVIAN A. CITY COUNCIL POS 5 $13,692.39 $7732.04 $0.00 Click for Details
PAINE, SUSAN M. CITY COUNCIL POS 6 $5340.77 $6132.53 $600.00 Click for Details
SHIPLEY, BRAD M. MAYOR $4382.34 $2086.83 $0.00 Click for Details
TIBBOTT, NEIL D. MAYOR $19,020.00 $2431.14 $0.00 Click for Details
WHITE, DIANA K. CITY COUNCIL POS 6 $7505.00 $4213.61 $0.00 Click for Details

 

Edmonds School Dist campaign financials as of 07-14-2019
Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
AUVE, D.P. III (CASEY) DIRECTOR DIST 5 Financials unavailable
CAIL, JENNIFER DIRECTOR DIST 3 $1200.00 $2450.00 $0.00 Click for Details
CHASE, CARIN (I) DIRECTOR DIST 1 $155.00 $1093.72 $0.00 Click for Details
GRAVES, RORY DIRECTOR DIST 3 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
HUNNEWELL, LISA DIRECTOR DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
KATIMS, NANCY K. DIRECTOR DIST 5 $5091.95 $320.20 $0.00 Click for Details
LINDGREN, BOE DIRECTOR DIST 3 Financials unavailable
NOBLE, GARY (I) DIRECTOR DIST 3 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
REDRUP, RINA MAILE DIRECTOR DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
RUTLEDGE, ALVIN JR. DIRECTOR DIST 1 Financials unavailable
SCHULTZ, MARY DIRECTOR DIST 3 Click for Details

 

Port of Edmonds campaign financials as of 07-06-2019
Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
ORVIS, JAMES W. (I) COMMISSIONER POS 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
PRESTON, DAVID E (I) COMMISSIONER POS 2 $2,270.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

 

South SnoCo Fire candidate financials as of 07-14-2019
Name Office Raised Spent Debt Contributors, spending details, etc.
HIKEL, TED COMMISSIONER DIST 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
TEOFILAK, CHRIS COMMISSIONER DIST 1 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
GULLICKSON, NICHOLAS COMMISSIONER DIST 2 $2170.00 $51.71 $0.00 Click for Details
URBAN, GREG COMMISSIONER DIST 2 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
ENGELHARD, ANDREW C. COMMISSIONER DIST 3 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
LAURENCE, MARK COMMISSIONER DIST 3 Financials unavailable
CHAN, DAVID F. (I) COMMISSIONER DIST 4 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
CHIAFALO, BRET COMMISSIONER DIST 4 $0.01 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
DONAGHY, BRANDY COMMISSIONER DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details
KENNY, JIM (I) COMMISSIONER DIST 5 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 Click for Details

8 Replies to “With primary election ballots to be mailed Thursday, latest campaign financing reports show leaders”

  1. America has the best politicians money can buy.

    -Will Rogers

    Lots of outside money for some of these candidates…

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  2. Doing the math on the top 45 contributions:
    Johnson is 100% local 🙂
    Tibbot is 84% local, 3% of which is out of state
    Shipley is 72% local, 17% of which is out of state
    Nelson is 69% local, 11% of which is out of state

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    1. Matt, clarification question: X% local and Y% out of state? How can y% of “local” also be “out of state”? And thanks for the quick summary, you saved me the trouble.

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      1. Wording could have been better.
        X% of 100% is from Edmonds (rest is out of town). Y% of 100% is out of state.

        Really at a glance, everyone has a local campaign going. Analyzing the endorsements though is a different matter.

        The asterisks are, Johnson isnt raising any money (which is smart in some regards) and Shipley started much later than others.

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  3. Candidates with lots of local contributions tend to get them from people in the Bowl, because that’s where the people who can afford big contributions tend to live. As someone who lives outside the bowl, that ia a red flag that maybe they won’t represent the interests of me and my neighborhood.

    But I think the source and amount of contributions are not the most important thing to look at. Number one for me is: what have they done? Number two is what do they say they are going to do.

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  4. I think it is important to note that people who choose the mini filing option may show a sum of $0 raised due to the reporting rules, even if they have raised up to $5K.

    Mini Reporting:

    This reporting option is only available to candidates who will raise and spend no more than $5,000, in addition to the amount spent on their filing fee, and who will receive no more than $500 from any one contributor other than themselves. Filing fees paid for by political party committees are also exempt from the $500 contribution limit threshold. Candidates choosing mini reporting do not file contribution and expenditure reports, but they must file a registration statement (the C-1 form), keep records of their contributions and expenditures, and comply with certain disclosure requirements.

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  5. The right wing Supreme Court, assured by the machinations of the great keeper of all that is status quo, Mitch McConnell, determined thru the Citizen’s United ruling that Corporations have the same rights as people, i.e corporations are people. Being the massive hypocrites they are, they think it is fine when the Koch Brother’s non-profit political activist corporations funnel millions into local elections, but when the left wing non-profit organizations do exactly the same thing, they condemn it as undue outside influence on local matters. Sorry boys and girls, but you can’t have it both ways. Better suck it up and accept the very situation that you have created, preferably without so much whining. Makes you look small.

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  6. The main thing is that we voters have a chance to see where the money is coming from and who is supporting who. For example, I consider myself a Progressive Independent, slightly left of center maybe. Promising to give away the store by the Dem.s is just as stupid as the R.s getting Corporations declared people. Political parties do stupid things, then wonder why the voters in the center, who want to get things done, are so frustrated and angry.

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