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.
Councilman Stan Jezierski – $11,205
Kim Tavendale – $2,914
Councilman William Lindstedt – $17,826
Brent Hultman – $4,216
Councilwoman Jean Lim – $11,980
Christopher Cleary -$4,520
Kevin Jacobs – $1,525
Councilwoman Laurie Anderson – $21,533
Emily Crouse-Joo – $10,985
Councilwoman Heidi Henkel – $20,067
David Beacom – $13,220
Mayor Patrick Quinn – $56,145
Kevin Kreeger – $77,314
Kimberly Groom, who maintained her seat at Ward 4 – $13,218