Weber County Commission candidates get $105,000 in donations, spend $96,000

Friday , June 22, 2018 - 5:15 AM1 comment

OGDEN — The three-way race for seat A on the Weber County Commission has generated the most contributions and spending among the varied contests on the June 26 primary ballot.

That’s the GOP contest between incumbent James Ebert, James Couts and Gage Froerer. With no Democratic contender, primary voting should settle things.

Between them, the three had reported $105,108.44 in campaign funding in finance reports filed this week with the Weber County Elections Office. They had spent $96,267.35.

Below are the figures from that and other county and state races on the primary ballot, at least on the GOP side, with some of the top contributors.

Weber County Commission, seat A

Couts: He had received $17,478.84 in contributions, spent $16,338.84 and had $1,140 remaining. Couts and wife Kaelyn had loaned $16,338.84 to the campaign, with the Weber County Republican Party giving $500 and Christie Moore of North Ogden donating $350.

Ebert: He had received $25,345.60 in contributions, spent $27,612.90 and had a deficit of $2,267.30. His top contributors were Stuart Reid of Ogden and Randy Moulding of Hooper, $2,500 each; Alan and Jeanne Hall of Roy, $1,500; and Michael Caldwell of Ogden, $1,500.

Froerer: He had $62,284 in contributions, had spent $52,315.61 and had $9,968.39 remaining. Of the total funds, $35,000 came via a transfer from his campaign war chest as a Utah House member. His top contributors so far this year, whether as a House member or commission candidate, have been Edge Commerce of Ogden, $10,000; the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors political action committee, RPAC, $5,000; and George Penrod of Hooper, $5,000.

Weber County sheriff

Three Republicans are running: Ryan Arbon, Kevin Burns and David MacInnes. With no Democrats on the ballot, primary voting should settle things.

Arbon: He had received $20,620.50 in contributions, spent $17,639.72 and had $2,980.78 remaining. His top contributors were Jay and Sherlene Arbon of Pleasant View, $5,200; Arbon himself, who loaned his campaign $3,000; and Royce Richards of North Ogden, $1,500.

Burns: He had received $12,974.98 in contributions, spent $11,327.37 and had $1,647.61 remaining. His top contributors were Scott and/or Denise Thielfoldt of Pleasant View, who gave $1,713; Ashley McCann of North Ogden, who gave $1,312; Michael Caldwell of Ogden, who gave $1,000; and Saje or Steffanie Geisler of Harrisville, who gave $1,000.

MacInnes: He had received $23,095 in contributions, spent $22,760.35 and had $334.65 remaining. His top contributors were Sue-Ellen MacInnes of Ogden, $19,995; Mary Kay Rukamp of Green Bay, Wisconsin, $1,000; and the Northern Wasatch Association of Realtors of Ogden, $1,000.

Utah House, District 7

Kyle Andersen and Lisa Roskelley face off in the GOP primary, with the winner meeting Democrat David Owen in the Nov. 6 general election. Here are money figures for the candidates:

Andersen: He had received $9,538.87 year to date and spent $7,684.31, leaving him with $1,854.56.

Roskelley: She had received $11,427.66, including $4,642.87 she loaned to her campaign, and spent $10,847.97, leaving her with $579.69.

Owen: He had reported no contributions or expenses.

Utah House, District 8

Jason Kyle and Steve Waldrip meet in the GOP primary, with the winner facing Democrat Deana Froerer in the general election. Here are the numbers for the hopefuls:

Kyle: He had received $2,281.05 in contributions, including $201 from himself, and spent $1,874.32, leaving him $406.73.

Waldrip: He had received $22,755.26 and spent $18,122.97, leaving him with $4,632.29.

Froerer: She had received $12,585 in donations, including $501 from herself, and spent $4,270.96, leaving her with $8,314.04.

Utah House, District 10

Republicans Lorraine Brown and Terry Schow face off in the primary, with the winner facing Democrat LaWanna “Lou” Shurtliff in November. Here are the money figures:

Brown: She had received $22,350 in contributions, including $18,750 from herself, and spent $20,780.46, leaving her with $1,569.54.

Schow: He had received $12,832.39 in contributions and loans, including $2,103.52 from himself, and spent $12,813.42, leaving him with $18.97.

Shurtliff: She had reported $959 in contributions, including $500 from herself, and spent $13.28, leaving her with $945.72.

Contact reporter Tim Vandenack at tvandenack@standard.net, follow him on Twitter at @timvandenack or like him on Facebook at Facebook.com/timvandenackreporter.

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