Broomfield candidates spend $84k in second round of campaign financing

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The 12 Broomfield City Council candidates spent more than $84,000 in the second round of campaign financing, records show.

Candidates were required to report campaign contributions and expenditures between Oct. 8 and Oct. 24 by Friday. Among the candidates, $45,914.97 was contributed to campaigns and $84,709.20 was spent. The money is in addition to the $192,822.74 raised and $130,713.03 spent in the first round of campaign financing, which reported money spent and received between the start of campaigns through Oct. 7.

The two mayoral candidates both spent and received the largest sums of money in the second round of reporting, records show. Mayoral candidate Kimberly Groom received $10,934.70 in contributions and spent $8,051.13. Groom’s second round of expenditures was spent largely on advertising, media and postage.

Opponent Guyleen Castriotta received $10,660.30 in contributions and spent $33,800.78. Of the expenses, $33,130 was spent on Superior Blue, a political consultant that provides “strategic communications, direct mail, fundraising and general consulting with Democratic candidates and interest groups,” according to its website.

Ward 1 candidate James Marsh-Holschen raised $300 and spent $728.81 in the second round of financing, and opponent Chriss Hammerschmidt raised $9,300 and spent $8,669.30.

Ward 2 candidate Austin Ward raised $1,000 and spent $506.04. Opponent Brent Hultman raised $219.99 and spent $2,806.99.

In the Ward 3 race, current councilmember Deven Shaff raised $3,235 and spent $9,870.88, data shows. Of that, $9,428 was spent on Superior Blue consulting. Opponent Brian Peotter raised $2,414.98 and spent $5,437.94.

Ward 4 candidate Bruce Leslie received $1,265 and spent $5,606.82, while opponent Mindy Quiachon raised $4,240 and spent $2,677.59.

Ward 5 councilman and candidate Todd Cohen raised $245 in the second round of financing and spent $3,241.50. Opponent Grayson Hofferber raised $2,100 and spent $3,311.42.

Of the 12 candidates, Groom was the only one who didn’t file her reports on time. Records show her second report was received by the city and county on Monday and her first report was received Oct. 14, two days after the due date. There is a $50 per day penalty for each day the report is late, the reports state.

To view the finance reports, visit votebroomfield.com.

By the numbers, as of Oct. 29

Mayor

Guyleen Castriotta — Raised $10,660.60 and had $26,662.41 on hand, spent $33,800.78

Kimberly Groom — Raised $10,934.70 and had $3,282.23 on hand, spent $8,051.13

Ward 1

James Marsh-Holschen —Raised $300 and had $1,144.64 on hand, spent $728.81

Chriss Hammerschmidt — Raised $9,300 and had $1,187.83 on hand, spent $8,669.30

Ward 2

Austin Ward — Raised $1,000 and had $507.18 on hand, spent $506.04

Brent Hultman — Raised $219.99 and had $2,813.66 on hand, spent $2,806.99

Ward 3

Brian Peotter — Raised $2,414.98 and had $3,238.16 on hand, spent $5,437.94

Deven Shaff — Raised $3,235 and had $7,144.79 on hand, spent $9,870.88

Ward 4

Bruce Leslie — Raised $1,265 and had $10,003.40 on hand, spent $5,606.82

Mindy Quiachon — Raised $4,240 and had $3,002.93 on hand, spent $2,677.59

Ward 5

Grayson Hofferber — Raised $2,100 and had $5,025.20 on hand, spent $3,311.42

Todd Cohen — Raised $245 and had $3,322.10 on hand, spent $3,241.50