CIVIC ELECTION – O’Reilly tops the charts with campaign spending

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Council candidate Mike O’Reilly spent the most money campaigning for election in last October’s Kamloops civic election, according to numbers released by Elections BC.

O’Reilly topped the spenders with $23,278 for his successful bid, followed by Arjun Singh and Kathy Sinclair, who were also elected.

Mayor Ken Christian was the fourth highest spender, coming in at $17,192.47.

Incumbent councillor Ray Dhaliwal spent the least — $199.50.

MAYORAL ELECTION (x designates elected)

(x) Ken Christian $17,192.47

William Turnbull $3,249.73

COUNCIL ELECTION (x designates elected)

(x) Mike O’Reilly $23,278.00

(x) Arjun Singh $21,580.50

(x) Kathy Sinclair $19,115.86

(x) Bill Sarai $12, 818.49

Donovan Cavers $9,964.29

(x) Dale Bass $7,631.40

(x) Sadie Hunter $7,591.51

Gerald Watson $6,800.00

(x) Dieter Dudy $6,369.81

(x) Denis Walsh $5,007.00

Stephen Karpuk $4,359.65

Caroline King $4,250.00

Nicholas Adams $2,927.14

Denis Giesbrecht $2,881.04

Corally Delwo $2,717.40

Christopher Bose $2,537

Jennifer Adams $1,744.30

Jimmy Johal $1,270.23

Alison Klie $1,265.00

Shawn Harnett $587.94

Ray Dhaliwal $199.50

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1 Comment on CIVIC ELECTION – O’Reilly tops the charts with campaign spending

  1. Those top 4 spenders are people who will never get my vote. 2 of them I voted for and 2 I did not and none will ever get a further vote again ever.

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