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Mayor Raised More Than $9,000 in Fall Campaign

Mayor David Held said he'll save the money he didn't use for upcoming campaigns

raised $9,220 when campaigning for the November 2011 election in which he ran against . He spent $1,000 of what he raised.

Held told North Canton Patch this week that he's pleased he won the campaign with money left over, and he'll hold onto that money for upcoming campaigns.

Held, Colantuono and other North Canton candidates filed campaign finance reports with the Stark County Board of Elections, showing their contributions and expenditures during the campaign for the Nov. 8, 2011, election.

You'll find a breakdown of the money Held and Colantuono raised and spent below.

DAVID HELD

  • David Held, who entered the race as an incumbent and won, raised $9,220 — not including the $1,960 he had in the bank, for a total of $11,180. The $9,220 was from a fundraising event, according to the campaign finance report. He spent $1,068, mainly on envelopes and postage. Included in total expenditures also was an $881 fundraising event at the golf course and the Committee to Elect (who ran for council-at-large and was re-elected). Held also loaned his campaign $17,692.
  • Top contributors for Held include Nancy and Ben Suarez of Suarez Corp. Industries, $1,000; Gerald Schroer Jr., $1,000; Michael and Kathleen Swan, $600; William Dorman, $250; and Robert J. DeHoff, $250.
  • City employees and other notable people from North Canton who supported Held with donations include Tom Chufar, director of utilities, service and recreation (now retired), $40; Police Chief Stephan Wilder, $80; City Administrator Michael Grimes, $80; Walsh University President Richard Jusseaume, $40; Jim Dansizen of Our Town newspaper, $80; Economic Development Director Eric Bowles, $100; Ward 3 Councilman Tim Fox, $100; Fire Chief John Bacon, $40; and City Engineer Jim Benekos, $80.

FRANKIE COLANTUONO

  • Frankie Colantuono, who ran for mayor for the first time this year and lost against David Held, raised $735. In addition, he received more than $400 in in-kind donations. Colantuono spent exactly what he raised — $735. He spent that money mostly on signage, supplies and paying an accountant.
  • Top contributors for Colantuono include the Committee to Elect Frankie Colantuono, $325; and the North Canton Area Democratic Club, $100.

Check back with North Canton Patch this week for more stories about North Canton candidates' campaign finance reports, including and .

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