Candidates for Aspen City Council and mayor on Tuesday filed their final fundraising and spending reports before the May 7 election, which was the last day the campaigns were allowed to collect donations.
The reports covered the period of April 11 through April 30. Candidates must file a final report after next week’s election showing where they spent their remaining funds. If a June 4 runoff is needed, it will be treated like a new election for campaign finance purposes.
Mayoral candidate Derek Johnson had the biggest fundraising haul in the final report of the campaign, collecting $9,281, although he had more out-of-state donors than any other candidate. He spent $8,766, leaving him with $3,137 on hand. In the first reporting period, he raised $4,307.
Mayoral candidate Adam Frisch raised $6,125 and spent $501. In the first reporting period, he raised $9,775. He had $5,842 on hand.
Maurice Emmer, who is running for mayor, raised $5,334, including $39.98 in contributions of less than $20 from unnamed sources, and loaned himself $4,976. He spent $12,710. In the first reporting period, he raised $8,275 and loaned himself $12,260. Going into the final week of the campaign, Emmer had $3,082 on hand.
Mayoral candidate Steve Skadron raised $3,145 and spent $2,510, leaving him with $3,718. In the first reporting period he raised $3,375.
Torre, who also is running for mayor, raised $2,009, including $64 in contributions of less than $20 from unnamed sources, and loaned himself $500. He spent $3,676, leaving him with $28 for the home stretch. In the first reporting period, Torre raised $2,419 and loaned himself $3,000.
Mayoral candidate LJ Erspamer raised $615 in donations and loaned himself $3,000. In the first reporting period, he loaned himself $2,000, and raised $300. Erspamer spent $3,093 and had $2,540 on hand at the end of the reporting period.
Council candidate Art Daily raised $5,975 and spent $40. With funds left over from the first reporting period, he had $8,586 left on hand for the campaign’s final week.
Council candidate Ann Mullins raised $5,365 and spent $2,091. She had a negative balance going into the fundraising period, leaving her with $1,530 on hand.
Council candidate Dwayne Romero raised $3,400 and spent $685. Including cash left over from the first reporting period, Romero had $3,965 on hand going into the final week.
Council candidate Jonny Carlson did not submit a report by deadline. He did not raise or spend any funds during the first reporting period.