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No one came even close to Milobar in election spending

Mayor Peter Milobar significantly outspent all other council candidates in the 2014 municipal election.
February 23, 2015 - 2:48 PM

KAMLOOPS - The mayor outspent his closest competitor by nearly $37,000 and the top-spending councillor candidate fell more than 1,100 votes short of securing a council seat, according to financial disclosure records made available today, Feb. 23.

Councillor candidate Mike O’Reilly was the biggest spender behind Mayor Peter Milobar, coming in at nearly $20,000. More than half of the expenses were paid out of pocket by the council hopeful. Milobar spent more than $37,000, though his all came from donations.

The single biggest donation, $15,000, came to Coun. Dieter Dudy. The $15,000 donation came from Richard Antoniak, who recently had his property along Goose Lake Road purchased by KGHM Ajax.

The Vision Kamloops Alliance spent nearly $16,000, though each of the candidates also had other expenses. Only Dudy and Denis Walsh were elected, the other three alliance members—Jenny Green, Brad Harrison and Daphane Nelson—were not elected.

KGHM Ajax stuck to their promise and did not contribute to any individual candidate, though External Affairs Manager Yves Lacasse did make a $400 individual contribution to Milobar.

It may come as little surprise the five lowest vote-getters all spent no money on their campaigns.


MAYORAL CANDIDATES - money spent on election expenses; number of votes
PETER MILOBAR - $37,091; 17,006
PIERRE FILISETTI - $482; 2,941
BEN JAMES - $0; 1,040
DALLAS PAISLEY - $0; 786

COUNCILLOR CANDIDATES - money spent on election expenses; number of votes
MIKE O’REILLY - $19,864; 6,350
DIETER DUDY - $16,380; 10,399
ARJUN SINGH - $13,868; 10,939
DONOVAN CAVERS - $13,481; 8,957

NELLY DEVER - $11,405; 6,685
MARG SPINA - $8,669; 8,380
BOB DIENO - $7,520; 6,305
ANNETTE GLOVER - $7,259; 5,184
PAT WALLACE - $7,070; 7,483
ANDY PHILPOT - $6,620; 7,188
NANCY BEPPLE - $5,975; 4,601
KEN CHRISTIAN - $4,883; 12,473
PETER KEREK - $4,875; 2,879
DUSTIN McINTYRE - $4,629; 2,867
BRAD HARRISON - $4,111; 4,145
DAPHANE NELSON - $3,446; 3,606
JENNY GREEN - $3,290; 4,658
DENIS WALSH - $3,285; 8,549
TINA LANGE - $3,212; 8,374

PETER SHARP - $3,093; 6,240
ANDREW MILLER - $3,025; 2,235
TANJA HASLER - $2,596; 2,854
CHERYL PHIPPEN - $1,221; 3,452
GLEN THOMPSON - $1,142; 1,772
BERNADETTE SIRACKY - $738; 3,785
GLENN HILKE - $0; 1,598
ALEXANDRA PROCTOR - $0; 1,290
REO ROCHELEAU - $0; 484

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at jstahn@infonews.ca or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

— This story was corrected at 3:37 p.m., Feb. 23 to reflect just the election expenses, not the total expenditures.

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