February 24, 2015 - 7:04 PM
PENTICTON - It cost an average $4,526.34 to try to get elected to Penticton City Council during last year’s November municipal election.
The six successful candidates spent a total of $27,158.09 to get elected. That compares to an average expenditure of $2,322.21 spent by all of the 25 council candidates that tossed their hat into the ring. They spent a total of $57,240.11.
Candidate Tim Hodgkinson spent the most in a losing bid for a council seat, with expenses of $12,009.48.
Hodgkinson was the sole contributor to his campaign.
The top spending candidate who won a council seat was Campbell Watt, spending $8,281.75, while the least spending councillor was Tarik Sayeed, who expensed $1,922.87.
Three candidates - Paula Cattani, Donald Dumesnil and Brent Madsen had no expenses to report.
The 2014 municipal election’s three mayoral candidates spent a total of $45,119.96, bringing the total for both council and mayor candidates’ expenses to $102,360.07.
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