Eagle County candidates aren’t spending much – yet
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado – While candidates for higher office are spending millions, campaign season in Eagle County has been mostly a low-budget affair, at least so far.
The next campaign finance reports are due to the Colorado Secretary of State’s office next week. But as of the last reporting deadline last month, the race for Eagle County Sheriff had drawn the most financial interest.
As of the last reporting deadline, incumbent Joe Hoy had raised more than $10,000 and spent more than $7,000.
Former deputy Charles Wolf, who challenged Hoy in a primary, raised more than $3,600 and spent more than $2,100.
Independent candidate James van Beek has raised more than $2,700 and spent more than $2,300.
The fund-raising and spending so far in the race for Eagle County Commissioner is about even. Incumbent Sara Fisher had spent a little more than $4,100 as of the last reporting deadline. Challenger Claudia Alexander had spent just more than $4,300.
Fisher had raised less than $1,200 more than Alexander as of the last reporting deadline.
In the only other contested county race, incumbent Dan Corcoran had spent about $360 by the last reporting deadline. Challenger Ted Archibeque had raised $500, but hadn’t spent any. Archibeque’s spending on campaign signs should show up in the next report.
Every other candidate for elective office in Eagle County is running unopposed, which shows in their campaign finance report. For instance, incumbent Eagle County Treasurer Karen Sheaffer had raised and spent just less than $450, while incumbent Eagle County Clerk and Recorder Teak Simonton hadn’t raised or spent any money.
The next reporting deadline is Oct. 12.
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