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Darcy doubles Bremner income
Although she only spent about three-quarters of it, New Westminster MLA Judy Darcy reported income for her first winning campaign that was more than double her closest competitor.
Disclosures released by Elections BC this week, showed the New Democrat had a total income of more than $126,000, but her expenditures were $90,000. Hector Bremner of the BC Liberals, who finished second to Darcy in the May 14 election, reported spending $59,500, over $2,000 more than he reported in income.
The filings show Darcy spent $30,000 in salaries, nearly $14,500 in promotional material, $12,600 in rent for an office at Twelfth Street and Eighth Avenue, and more than $6,000 in advertising.
The bulk of her income, more than $103,000, came from the BC NDP. Trade unions supplied the former national president of the Canadian Union of Public Employees and the head of the Hospital Employees Union in B.C., with $20,500. The largest contribution came from United Steelworkers Local 2009, which gave more than $8,000 to her campaign. The Hospital Sciences Association gave her $7,100 while the B.C. Building Trades put in $5,100.
Bremner received $50,000 in transfers from the BC Liberals. The biggest contribution on an individual basis was $4,500 from Rob Yuen of First In Line Entertainment.
Bremner spent $16,450 in promotion material, $8,600 in salaries, $7,400 in media advertising, and $5,000 for his Sixth Street office.
Third-place finisher Terry Teather of the Green Party got the most bang for his buck. He received and spent $1,400, a little over one per cent of what Darcy received, to pick up 2,241 votes which was 17.2 per cent of what the NDP winner got election night. All but $200 of his income came from the party.
BC Conservative Paul Forseth, who finished fourth with 1,307 votes, received and spent all of the $1,200 he got from the party, which is the only income he reported.
Independent candidate James Crosty reported income of $4,500 and expenditures of $4,300. His contributions included $770 from himself, $600 from his partner Paul Thompson, $400 from Edgewater Pacific Navigation, operated by Paul Johansen, $400 from Henry Johansen and $350 from Anne Moretti.
The only income Libertarian candidate Lewis Dahlby, who picked up 189 votes, reported was $250 from the party.