The ballots are in the mail, and the money is in the bank.
Doug Clark and Nancy Doty both met the June 5 deadline to report their campaign contributions thus far to the state. The two Republicans are vying to be the party’s nominee for Arapahoe County commissioner in District 1, the seat Susan Beckman is term-limited out of.
Doty came in ahead, reporting $25,216.87 from a total of 141 people and 149 contributions.
Clark reported $16,080 coming from 59 donations made by 50 people.
Major contributors to Clark’s campaign include his wife, Cathy ($7,322.65), Clint Wood with Farmers Insurance ($3,500), Parris Farr of Massachusetts ($700), Arlene Clark of Phoenix ($500), former city manager Jim Woods ($500), and Libertarian and founding Sunshine Boy member Frank Atwood ($500).
Atwood, a vocal proponent of “approval voting,” gave Doty $100, as well. Approval voting is a process by which voters can rank candidates instead of voting for just one.
Notable folks donating less than $500 to Clark include Carol Brzeczek, Matt Grogan, Paul Bingham, David Schwan, Hugh Hilleary, Joseph Trujillo and Gary Sutton.
Doty’s big supporters include Carole McVaney ($2,000); developer Stephen Tebo ($1,000); Eugene Hogan ($1,000); Ray Kinnard, a senior vice president at Merrill Lynch ($1,000); investor Diane Smethills ($1,000); Eugene Hogan ($500); former Littleton city attorney Suzanne Staiert ($500); and the Littleton Firefighters Small Donor Committee ($500).
Other recognizable names include former Municipal Judge James Kimmel, John Andrews of the Centennial Institute, Frances Owens, Broncos CEO Pat Bowlen, Greenwood Village City Councilor Ron Rakowsky and State Rep. David Balmer.
Ballots started going out Monday and should be landing in mailboxes now. They must be mailed back in time to arrive by June 26. The candidates’ next financial report is due four days before that, on June 22.
No Democrat is listed as a candidate for District 1 commissioner.