More than $ 71,000 has been spent by candidates so far in preparation for Loveland’s 2021 election, according to campaign fundraising reports filed this week with City Clerk Delynn Coldiron.
Reports show that councilor and acting mayor Don Overcash spent five times as much as incumbent Jacki Marsh on their run, with the challenger bringing in $ 34,933.88 in expenses to Marsh’s $ 7,141.89.
Marsh’s campaign received $ 9,135.95 in contributions before submitting its report by the Oct. 12 deadline, including $ 3,900.23 of its own money.
Individual contributions, excluding candidate contributions to their own campaigns, have been capped at $ 130 this year. Among Marsh’s donors were fellow board member Rob Molloy and his wife, Teresa, who together donated $ 260.
His biggest expenses included $ 1,774.50 for Signs on the Cheap road signs, $ 775 for Reporter-Herald advertising, $ 584.45 for DRI Printing election materials, $ 252.14 for Banners on the Cheap and $ 25.80 for checks and bank charges from FirstBank.
Overcash has reported $ 39,598.82 in contributions since his campaign was announced in January, including $ 12,444 invested by himself and his wife.
Council members and their spouses contributed, like Dave and Paula Clark, who together donated $ 260 with the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse, where Dave is an executive producer and who donated $ 130. Councilor John Fogle also donated $ 130, and Steve and Teri Olson each donated $ 75.
Families also contributed significant amounts, including the Dinsmore family, who donated $ 520; the Caldwells, who donated $ 500; and the McWhinneys, who donated $ 440.
Overcash’s largest expenses were $ 9,795.60 at Daleeco Printing for panels, $ 9,646.42 at Root Source Digital for video and web services, $ 3,744 at its own Sandler Training for rental of rooms and services, $ 2,451 to Panera Bread for catering and $ 2,234.05 to Jackson Kelly PLLC for legal services.
Together, the candidate councilors have spent $ 29,501.97 on the election so far, while reporting $ 28,748.90 in monetary contributions (excluding candidates’ contributions to their own campaign or contributions from their joint) :
- Lenard Larkin, $ 0 received and $ 0 spent.
- Pat McFall, $ 3,010 received and $ 1,761.43 spent.
- Rob Molloy, $ 1,920 received and $ 1,528.57 spent.
- Dana Foley, $ 1,405 received and $ 2,545.53 spent.
- Doug Luithly, $ 2,434.91 received and $ 2,394.52 spent.
- Kathi Wright, $ 4,630 received and $ 1,428.07 spent.
- Steve Olson, $ 2,490 received and $ 4,951.05 spent.
- Penn Street, $ 1,774.99 received and $ 1,404.91 spent.
- Vi Wickam, $ 4,364 received and $ 3,943.43 spent.
- Jon Mallo, $ 1,895 received and $ 7,139.76 spent.
- Caitlin Wyrick, $ 4,825 received and $ 2,404.70 spent.
Election day will be November 2.