Campaign finances for District 4 seat
According to the first quarterly campaign finance report of the fiscal year, incumbent Fred Coyle has raised more money than challenger Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick.
From January 1st to March 1st, Coyle has received about $9,500 but has only spent about $2,200. In that same time, Kirkpatrick has only raised about $2,600 and had already spent about $2,000 by the end of that same quarter.
Both candidates have spent a majority of their money on advertising and the maintenance of their Web sites.
A possible reason for the difference is because Coyle had more than 60 contributors, while Kirkpatrick had less than 20.
“It isn’t how many people contribute to my campaign, it’s the kind of people who donate their time, efforts and money—that’s what is important,” Kirkpatrick said.
To date, Coyle and Kirkpatrick have raised about $61,000 and $18,000 respectively.