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Cerreta, Griffith, Kiesling Biggest Spenders in 2011 Election

All three spent more than $1,000 in their election campaigns and won at-large seats

The three winning candidates for North Canton's at-large council seats were the biggest spenders in the 2011 Election.

, and each spent more than $1,000 on their campaigns. The race also included Chuck Osborne and Allen Wells.

North Canton Patch took a look at what each candidate who ran for North Canton City Council raised and spent during the November 2011 election. Overall, incumbents spent a little less than their opponents (but not in the at-large race), and candidates who ran unopposed didn't spend any money on their campaigns.

Information came from finance reports the candidates filed with the Stark County Board of Elections, showing their contributions and expenditures during the campaign for the .

Ward 1

— The Stark County Board of Elections said Foltz did not submit a campaign finance report.

Ward 2

— Peters raised no money and spent no money, according to his one-page campaign finance report.

Ward 3

— Fox reported $893 in in-kind donations from Sign-a-Rama, Bloom's Printing and the Ohio Ethics Commission. He reported no expenditures on his campaign finance report. Fox won the Ward 3 seat against incumbent Jeffrey Davies.

— Davies gave his campaign $594. He spent $594 on advertising and stakes for signs. Davies, who ran as an incumbent, lost the Ward 3 council seat to Timothy Fox.

Ward 4

— Snyder provided goods or services to his campaign, which are known as in-kind donations, totaling $1,527. Snyder reported no expenditures on his campaign finance report. Snyder, who ran as an incumbent, won the Ward 4 council seat.

— Mueller raised $50 and spent $50. She received $488 in in-kind contributions. Mueller entered the race as a write-in candidate and lost to incumbent Jon Snyder.

Council-at-large

— Cerreta raised $50 and brought forward $2,264 from a previous report for a total of $2,314. He spent $2,217, which went to postcard design, supplies and advertising. Cerreta, who ran as an incumbent, was re-elected to an at-large seat.

— Griffith received $200 in monetary contributions and brought forward $995 from a previous report for a total of $1,195. He received a $1,455 loan and spent $1,277 on advertising. Griffith won an at-large council seat.

— Kiesling received $300 in contributions and brought forward $1,524 from a previous report for a total of $1,824. She provided goods and services to her campaign, totaling $174. She spent $1,753 on postcards. Kiesling, who ran as an incumbent, was re-elected to an at-large seat.

— Osborne provided goods and services to his campaign, totaling $381. He reported no expenditures on his campaign finance report. Osborne was not elected to an at-large seat.

— Wells contributed goods and services to his campaign, totaling $900. He reported no expenditures on his campaign finance report. Wells was not elected to an at-large seat.

jim January 12, 2012 at 02:18 PM
All polices are local...........spend your way into office. And we want to impose our system on the rest of the world??

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