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Jennings, Heldenbrand, Halvorson lead in campaign contributions


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Three candidates for city offices are starting their races with more than $1,000 in their campaign chests.

Tuesday was filing day for the mayoral and five city council seats, and candidates were required by city code to file an itemized list of campaign contributions exceeding $100 made in the preceding 45 days.

Tim Jennings, who publicly declared his candidacy for mayor on Nov. 13, has raised the most — $8,600. His largest contribution of $5,000 came from Pecos Valley Production, a statewide cannabis producer and dispenser based in Roswell. The form submitted by campaign treasurer Antonio Urguidez also lists an in-kind contribution of $6,297.99 from Mark Murphy for consulting, photography and website design, and a $5,500 unbilled radio purchase.

The three other mayoral candidates — incumbent Dennis Kintigh, Guy Malone and Eva Tellez — did not list any contributions with their filings.

City Council Ward 3 candidate Edward Heldenbrand is the second-highest fundraiser, with $2,500 each from Thomas and Linda Krumland, according to the report filed by campaign treasurer Katie Lollar. Heldenbrand is chief financial officer for Krumland Auto Group.

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Judy Stubbs, the incumbent for Ward 3, did not list any campaign contributions with her filing Tuesday.

Juliana Halvorson, who is running for the council seat in Ward 2, has raised $1,496 in contributions of $500 or less from six donors. Halvorson’s campaign treasurer is Bonnie Brainerd.

Ward 2 incumbent Margaret Kennard has raised $450 from one contribution, according to the report filed by campaign treasurer Karen Rogers Melton. Candidate Joseph Horn did not list any contributions.

In Ward 1, Cristina Arnold funded $300 to her own campaign, according to the report filed by campaign treasurer Cathy Crossley. Candidate James Edwards listed no contributions.

In Ward 4, two candidates listed contributions in their filings. Robert Corn has $200 from two anonymous donors, according to campaign treasurer Jon Hitchcock, and Joe Green has one contribution of $500, according to his campaign treasurer Brianna Dowdy.

Incumbent Daniel Lopez and candidates Alicia Gilmore and Darrell Johnson listed no contributions.

Angela Moore, the incumbent and only candidate in Ward 5, did not list any contributions.

Contribution and expenditure reports will also be due on the first days of February, March and April.

City/RISD reporter Juno Ogle can be reached at 575-622-7710, ext. 205, or reporter04@rdrnews.com.

To keep up with coverage of this and other elections of local and regional interest, go to rdrnews.com/category/news/elections/.

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