Statement by Marc Pedersen at public input re “Financing of Election Campaigns” motion by Councillor Heywood.
We’re pleased to report that the motion passed with the support of Councillors Bell, Bookham, Clark and Heywood. We note that the Councillors who did not support the motion – Buchanan, Keating and Mayor Mussatto had the highest amount of campaign contributions – respectively $16,465, $15,438, and $52,121 with the lowest personal contribution amounts – respectively $47, $592, and the Mayor had a credit of $34.
Personal amounts disclosed in the Campaign Financing Statements for the Council members who supported the motion were: Councillor Bell, total $14,000, personal contribution $5480; Councillor Bookham, total $7300 personal contribution $5980; Councillor Clark total $6200, personal contribution $4600; Councillor Heywood $9067, personal contribution $8692 plus a $300 charitable donation (figures are approx).
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