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Penticton municipal candidates spent more than $100,000 on campaigns

Last November's municipal election in Penticton injected more than $100,000 into the economy through candidate spending.
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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.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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