After Election Day Nov. 7, Nampa and Caldwell City Council and mayoral candidates had one more deadline to meet.
The final campaign finance reports were due Thursday, in which the candidates documented all of the contributions and expenses paid during their respective campaigns.
In the race for Caldwell mayor, incumbent Garret Nancolas dominated the race for contributions with a total of $11,169, while his challenger Ted Brumet brought in $1,274. In the Nampa mayoral race, Debbie Kling won the race for votes and campaign contributions with $20,819, while incumbent Bob Henry collected $13,071.
Kling received a total of $20,819 in campaign contributions.
A collection of 63 unitemized contributions of $50 or less amounted to $2,640 over the course of her campaign. Other notable contributors included former Nampa Mayor Tom Dale, who gave $100.
Kling spent $24,035 during her campaign, leading her to an ending cash balance of $3,216 in the red. The majority of her expenses were used for advertising, printing and general expenses.
Bob Henry had a total of $13,071 contributed to his campaign. Six contributions of $50 or less amounted to $300 contributed to his campaign. Recent contributors included Donald Brandt, who contributed $250, and Hubble Homes, which contributed $500.
Henry spent $13,079 during his campaign — $3,579 was spent on loan repayments, which he took out earlier in his campaign. The rest of his expenditures were spent on advertising and food expenses.
The final candidate in the running for Nampa mayor, Melissa Robinson, had $0 contributed over the course of her campaign and spent $0.
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The race for Seat 1 was an expensive one with almost $30,000 raised between the candidates. Victor Rodriguez was elected to seat 1 of Nampa City Council over his challengers Brian Raybon, Amber Queen and Kenny Wroten. Rodriguez received a total of $6,674 in contributions and spent $6,622, mainly on advertising, food and event expenses.
Notable contributors over his campaign included Idaho Rep. Rick Youngblood, R-Nampa, who contributed $100, and mayoral candidate Debbie Kling, who contributed $70.
Brian Raybon had a total of $8,740 contributed to his campaign. He contributed $1,100 to his campaign, while Kathleen Raybon and Tamara Raybon contributed a combined $1,500. He spent $8,607 over the course of his campaign, mainly on printing, advertising, postage, events and food expenses.
Amber Queen had a total of $6,375 contributed to her campaign. The majority came from political action committees.
Solidarity Political Action Committee, a labor organization, contributed $1,000, Idaho State American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations Political Action Committee, another labor organization, contributed $1,000, and Nampa Firefighters Political Action Committee contributed $1,000.
More recently, the International Union Painters and Allied Traders Political Action Together Political Committee contributed $1,000.
Queen spent $4,286 over the course of her campaign, leading to an ending cash balance of $2,089. The majority of her expenditures were at Graphic Productions for printing and postage.
Wroten had a total of $6,667 contributed to his campaign. Recent contributors include Wroten himself, who contributed $1,417, and the Nampa Association of Realtors Political Action Committee, which contributed $500.
Other notable contributors to Wroten’s campaign included Donald Brandt, who contributed $250, and Community Service Officer for the Nampa Police Department Yvette Fickel, who contributed $50.
Wroten spent $6,667 during his campaign, most of which came out of loan, credit card and debt repayments. He also spent about $1,537 to the Idaho Press-Tribune for advertising.
Rick Hogaboam was elected to seat 3 of Nampa City Council over challenger Jeff Kirkman. He received a total of $5,253 in contributions to his campaign. Recent contributors include the Nampa Firefighters Political Action Committee, which contributed $500, and Anderst for Idaho, which contributed $100.
Other notable contributors to his campaign included Nampa City Councilman Bruce Skaug, who contributed $250, and the Idaho Chooses Life Political Action Committee, which contributed $250.
Hogaboam spent $4,621 during his campaign, mainly on advertising, food and event expenses.
Jeff Kirkman had a total of $1,103 contributed to his campaign. Kirkman himself contributed $396 to his campaign in the form of loans he took out, which is now listed as outstanding debt.
Kirkman spent $959 over the course of his campaign, most of which was used for advertising expenses.
Incumbent Randy Haverfield was re-elected to seat 5 of Nampa City Council, defeating challengers Alan Jones and Arturo Gonzalez. Haverfield had a total of $1,500 contributed to his campaign. Recent contributors included Donald Brandt, who contributed $250, and Hubble Homes, which contributed $250.
Other notable contributors to Haverfield’s campaign included Rick Youngblood, who contributed $100, Bruce Skaug, who contributed $300, and the Snake River Valley Building Contractors Association, which contributed $200.
Haverfield spent $926 during his campaign, leading to an ending cash balance of $573. He spent most of his campaign money in a $799 purchase at Darlene’s Printing.
Alan Jones had $457 contributed to his campaign. Jones took out $282 in loans toward his campaign. He spent $442 over the course of the campaign, mainly in advertising expenditures to Darlene’s Printing.
Arturo Gonzalez had $0 contributed to his campaign and spent $0.
Mayor Garret Nancolas ended the race with $11,169 in total contributions, about $9,300 of which he spent. His contributions during the last few weeks of the elections included $500 from Capitol Distributing in Meridian. In May, Capitol Distributing, a distribution center that serves Jacksons Food Stores, announced its plans to relocate from Meridian to a new facility that would be twice as big in Caldwell.
Enterprise Holdings Political Action Committee, based in St. Louis, Missouri contributed $250 to his campaign, and George Crookham, co-owner of the Caldwell-based Crookham company donated $100.
Nancolas spent $850 on newspaper advertising with the Idaho Press-Tribune.
His challenger, Ted Brumet, got about $1,274 in total contributions, with no contributions during the final filing period. He donated about $50 to Lt. Leighton D. Patterson, VFW Post 3886, to assist with a raffle to help a local veteran, according to campaign Facebook page.
Incumbent Mike Pollard won the race. His finance report included loan repayment worth $636.
Challenger Magda Ruano got no contributions during the final period. She donated $155 to Iglesia Damasco church in Caldwell, finishing the race with $0 balance.
Tressa Dodge had the biggest report among candidates for seat 1. She got almost $2,800 in total contributions — of which, about $1,345 was during the final period. She contributed about $745 to her own campaign. Caldwell Board of Realtors contributed another $500. She spent about $600 on advertising materials.
Dodge finished the race with a $0 balance.
Incumbent Dennis Callsen won the race. He received no contributions during the final period, but spent about $265 on brochures and advertising material and donated about $115 to the Caldwell Mayor’s Youth Advisory Council.
His challenger Terrence Biggers donated $230 to his own campaign in the final period. He spent about $2,300 on advertising material — including $1,000 on yard signs purchased from Signs 2 Fit, a Garden City-based sign shop.
Incumbent Rob Hopper won the race. He finished the race with $0 balance, and spent about $225 on advertising material.
Evangeline Beechler’s campaign attracted total contributions worth about $8,000, half of which, about $4,000 was during the final filing period. She contributed about $550 to her own campaign. On the expense side, Beechler paid over $900 in wages to eight people, and the rest on advertising material.
Brian Ruehl got contributions in kind worth $150 in food and refreshments from Caldwell resident Tony Stewart. He spent about $2,000 on advertising material. Ruehl’s ending cash balance was about $92.
Jack Linton did not file his final report by deadline.
Incumbent Chris Allgood was the only candidate running for Seat 5. He ended the race with about $577 in cash balance.