The second general campaign finance reports released on Tuesday revealed few surprises in the Los Alamos County council and clerk’s races.
Local candidates are relying on small campaign contributions ranging from $20 to $500 dollars, with most of those coming from local donors. Several of the candidates are donating and/or loaning their campaigns money.
In the council race, incumbent Steve Girrens (R) is entirely self-funding. Girrens has donated $950 to his own campaign since the start of the primary. His spending is well below other candidates at $253.
Patrick Brenner (R) is also largely self-funding. The majority of his $1,777 year-to-date total – $1597 – comes from loans and contributions from himself or his business, EDJ ink. Brenner has spent $1,626 since the primaries began.
Chris Chandler and Antonio Maggiore, both Democrats, show the largest year-to-date totals, at $4,785 and $4,025, respectively.
Nearly $1,100 of Chandler’s total is from donations or loans to herself. Chandler also had the largest number of expenditures, at $2,562.69.