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.

Kyllo: http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/Published/100118545.pdf

Gunner: http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/Published/100118633.pdf

Birch: http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/Published/100118296.pdf

George: http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/Published/100118326.pdf

Zalcik: http://contributions.electionsbc.gov.bc.ca/pcs/Published/100118175.pdf

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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