Candidates disclose local and state campaign fundraising totals
The first campaign finance reports of the 2014 election season have been filed in local and state elections.
The campaign contribution statements, which were due Friday, give a glimpse into the fundraising of local elected officials about a month before the primary election on June 10. While most of the candidates for local races such as City Council, Park Board and County Commission didn’t have any reportable contributions, local legislative candidates reported raising as much as $4,300 so far.
Below is a breakdown of candidates and how much money they’ve raised thus far. Only contributions totaling more than $200 from a single source are required to be reported, according to the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office staff members.
North Dakota Legislature
- District 17
Sen. Ray Holmberg, R-Grand Forks: $4,300
Ed Grossbauer, running for state House as a Democrat: $1,500
Rep. Mark Owens, R-Grand Forks: $1,000
Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Grand Forks: $1,000
North Dakota Democratic-NPL Party of District 17: $5,614.51
- District 19
Carol Gierszewski, running for state House as a Democrat: $500
No other candidates reported contributions.
- District 43
Sen. Lonnie Laffen, R-Grand Forks: $1,000
JoNell Bakke, running for state Senate as a Democrat: $250
Rep. Lois Delmore, D-Grand Forks: $1,700
Richard Becker, running for state House as a Republican: $1,000
Kyle Thorson, running for state House as a Democrat: $500
Shelby Wood, running for state House as a Republican: $1,000
North Dakota Republican Party of District 43: $3,000
City of Grand Forks
Crystal Schneider, Ward 2 City Council candidate: $420
No other candidate reported contributions.
Grand Forks County
No candidate reported contributions.
To view legislators’ finance reports, visit the North Dakota Secretary of State’s website at http://1.usa.gov/1uVby76