Cedar City Council candidates’ primary financial reports breakdown


With a little less than a week to go until the primary election, campaign financial reports for Cedar City Council candidates were released Tuesday.

All candidates running in a Southern Utah primary were required to provide details of how much money they received and how much they spent on their campaigns.

In Cedar City, only the city council race will have a primary as only two candidates run for mayor’s office.

There are a total of five candidates in the primary, competing for four places, with one candidate eliminated in the primary on August 10th.

More about this year’s voting:Information on the 2021 local elections: registration and voting deadlines

All ballot papers must be dated August 9th to be counted.

In total, the five candidates raised $ 16,984.39 and spent $ 25,017.88 on expenses. Three candidates had negative results for their campaign – that is, they spent more than they had earned – and two candidates had positive results. Most of the candidates spent the most money on signs and marketing.

Also, on Election Day, August 10, from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., two personal locations will be open at the Cedar City Chamber of Commerce (510 W. 800 S., Cedar City) and the Iron County Courthouse (82 N.) 100 E. # 101 , Cedar City).

Here’s a breakdown of the numbers for the Cedar City city council race.

Candidate for Cedar City Council

R. Scott Phillips

Total contributions: $ 4,950

Total expenditure: $ 2,733.67

End balance: $ 2,216.33

Phillips is the only incumbent running for city council. Phillips ended his first campaign with the most money left of any Cedar City nominee at $ 2,216.33.

Phillips donated $ 200 each to two other city council candidates: Carter Wilkey and Derek Morton. Phillips said he donated to these candidates because they were “good candidates” who needed financial support for their campaigns and because he considers both candidates to be his friends, according to an email he sent to The Spectrum.

Phillips donated $ 500 of his own dollars to his campaign. Kael Weston – the former Democratic congressional candidate who lost to MP Chris Stewart in 2020 – also donated $ 500 to Phillips’ campaign.

Its largest contributor was Ben Batty LLC, a real estate company that donated $ 1,000.

Phillips’ largest spend was Cross & Oberlie’s campaign badges, which he spent $ 855 on.

Carter Wilkey

Total contributions: $ 720

Total expenditure: $ 4,156.34

End balance: – $ 3,436.34

Wilkey has the second largest negative balance of candidates behind Derek Morton and has raised the second least amount of money, only Mark Mumford raised less. Wilkey covered the negative balance of his campaign with his own personal finances.

Wilkey only received donations from three different donors, with Evan & Christine Vickers making its largest contribution at $ 300.

Phillips also donated $ 100 to Wilkey twice, once in late June and again in late July.

Wilkey’s biggest expense was the signage, paying $ 1,831.95 to Kolob Sign & Design.

Mark Mumford

Total contributions: $ 100

Total expenditure: $ 305.33

End balance: – $ 205.33

Mumford comes on the low end of the money raised and spent on these primaries by all candidates by raising $ 100 and spending $ 305.33.

Mumford only received a $ 100 donation from Fred Rowley and only had one issue of Kolob Sign and Design, where he spent $ 305.33

Derek Morton

Total contributions: $ 1,428.70

Total expenditure: $ 9,260.74

End balance: – $ 7,382.09

Morton spent most of the contestants’ money on his main campaign on $ 9,260 worth of expenses, mostly marketing fees from Creative Stream Marketing which came in at $ 4,478, nearly half the cost.

After subtracting Morton’s expense report with his contribution amount, he also has the highest negative balance of all candidates: – $ 7,392.09. Morton says he covered the negative balance with cash out of pocket.

Morton’s largest contributor was an association between Cedar Ridge Family Medicine and Laine Matthews, who each donated $ 400.

Phillips also donated $ 200 to Morton’s campaign.

Ronald riddle

Total contributions: $ 9,696.39

Total expenditure: $ 8,561.80

End balance: $ 1,134.50

Riddle had the highest amount of any nominee at $ 9,636.39 and surpassed the second highest donor, Phillips, by nearly $ 4,750.

Riddle’s fundraiser was supported by large donations from GoGreen Enterprises ($ 2,000), Fine Line Cabinets ($ 1,843.34), and its largest contributor, Gary Holyoak, who donated $ 2,550.

The largest expense for Riddle was $ 2,939.62, which he paid to Randy Minson.

Read the reports for yourself on our website.

Sean Hemmersmeier is responsible for local government, growth, and development in southwestern Utah. Our work depends on subscribers. So if you would like to cover more on these topics, you can sign up here http://www.thespectrum.com/subscribe

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