Money Money Money – The Ins and Outs of Our Local Provincial Politico Candidates

Who donated and who spent what!

The Salmon Arm Observer article Kyllo tops in election outlay (Hughes: Aug 27 2013) summarizes contribution and expenses totals for the Shuswap candidates in May’s provincial election. Check out the full article.

Kyllo spent a total of $113,280 on his successful effort to become MLA for the Shuswap according to documents released by Elections BC.

Premier Christy Clark spent a total of $108,765 on her unsuccessful bid for the riding of Vancouver-Point Grey.

Election spending for the candidates in the Shuswap also mirrored the eventual results. The more a candidate spent on the campaign, the better their ranking in the polls.  The NDP’s Steve Gunner spent a total of $36,495 on the campaign, BC Conservative Tom Birch spent $12,892, BC Green Party’s Chris George spent $9,354 and Johanna Zalcik of the Advocational Party spent $1,096.

For more specific details as to total donations, who contributed more than $250 and where the expenses were, see the following links to the 2013 Candidates’ Election Financing Reports.






You can slice and dice provincial election financial reports as well as financial contributions to a political party, its constituency associations and its candidates at the Elections BC’s Financial Reports and Political Contributions section . A combo of all three search forms is interesting.

Author: Tim Lavery

Aim High Salmon Arm It matters

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