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Broomfield City Council candidates Jean Lim, right, and Laurie Anderson prepare a toast after seeing the second round of election results during a Broomfield Democrats watch party at Old Chicago on Election Day in Broomfield. (Photo: Jeremy Papasso / Staff Photographer)
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Fundraising significantly slowed down in the third round of campaign finance reports for most candidates that ran for Broomfield City Council.

The third and likely final reports were due Dec. 5 for contributions and expenditures between Oct. 28 and Nov. 30. In total the 14 candidates raised about $17,700 in this round and more than $266,600 in the entire election season.

Mayoral candidates Kevin Kreeger and Patrick Quinn, who won the race, raised the most bringing in $77,314 and $56,145 respectively. Other major fundraisers included now Ward 4 Councilwoman Laurie Anderson ($21,533) and now Ward 5 Councilwoman Heidi Henkel ($20,067).

This year several political action committees are registered in Broomfield, including Broomfield Citizen’s Coalition, which was started to support Quinn, Ward 3 candidate Kevin Jacobs, Ward 2 candidate Brent Hultman and Ward 4 candidate Emily Crouse-Joo. Katie Kennedy with Strategic Compliance LLC is listed as the agent.

Quinn was the only candidate to win in those races.

The coalition raised $86,000 by a single contribution from Coloradans for Fiscal Responsibility, a statewide independent expenditure committee with a goal to “support pro-business and taxpayer advocates, regardless of party affiliation, running for state office.”

The entire $86,000 was spent in support of the above-listed candidates, including sets of mailers, door hangers and canvassing.

In the second round of reports, Citizens for Broomfield, a second PAC started by Ben Vagher, reported $415 as “funds on hand at the beginning of the reporting period,” which was Nov. 1, 2018. In the third round of campaign finance reporting, the PAC raised $1,600 – an amount raised by fairly equal donations from Ben Vagher, Catherine Vagher and Vincent Pallone.

Funds were spent on media messaging.

The Sierra Club Broomfield, a PAC started Oct. 10 by Jim Alexee to support “pro-conservation candidates,” raised $500 season and spent that amount on volunteer phone calls and texting, according to filings.

Totals raised

Ward 1

Councilman Stan Jezierski – $11,205

Kim Tavendale – $2,914

Ward 2

Councilman William Lindstedt – $17,826

Brent Hultman – $4,216

Ward 3

Councilwoman Jean Lim – $11,980

Christopher Cleary -$4,520

Kevin Jacobs – $1,525

Ward 4

Councilwoman Laurie Anderson – $21,533

Emily Crouse-Joo – $10,985

Ward 5

Councilwoman Heidi Henkel – $20,067

David Beacom – $13,220

Mayoral candidates

Mayor Patrick Quinn – $56,145

Kevin Kreeger – $77,314

Kimberly Groom, who maintained her seat at Ward 4 – $13,218

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