Expenses rising in Eagle County commissioners race
EAGLE COUNTY, Colorado Running for a public office is no cheap endeavor, even right down to local commissioner races in Eagle County, ColoradoMost of the four county candidates are nearing or have already hit the $25,000 mark in campaign spending. The biggest costs for the candidates include radio and newspaper advertisements, postage for mailing flyers and brochures, and campaign signs. Some candidates spent on less conventional, eco-friendly items, such as cloth grocery bags for Democratic candidate Jon Stavney, or recycled Frisbees for Republican candidate Debbie Buckley.Topping the list for spending is Republican candidate Dick Gustafson, who is running against Democrat and incumbent commissioner Peter Runyon for the upvalley seat. Gustafson has spent about $26,975 so far, his biggest expense being $13,600 in printing costs.Coming in second is Buckley, who is running against Stavney for the midvalley seat. Buckley has spent about $24,037, most notably in $7,900 worth of yard signs and banners.Buckley said she committed to using as many local companies for products and services as she could, which raised costs a bit. Stavney is third, spending about $22,040 so far.Former commissioner and Republican Tom Stone criticized Democratic candidate Jon Stavney for using campaign funds on dry cleaning. Stavney spent about $49 on cleaning campaign clothes, according to expense reports.If (Stavney) is willing to use other people’s money in this fashion now, what would he spend money on if elected and in control of a $110 million budget? Stone wrote in a letter to the editor.Stavney dismissed the accusation as ridiculous.I think its part of campaigning. Its a campaign expense, he said.Current commissioner Peter Runyon comes in with the lowest expenses, at $10,882
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