Armstrong residents selected a councillor during a byelection in November.

Armstrong residents selected a councillor during a byelection in November.

Armstrong candidates fund their own campaigns

Elections B.C. has released the disclosure statements for the Nov. 19 byelection

The race for Armstrong city hall was self-funded.

Elections B.C. has released the disclosure statements for the Nov. 19 byelection in the community, and they show that the five candidates largely paid for their own campaigns.

Gary Froats, who topped the polls, spent $681 and he had revenue of $681 — with one donation of $105 and the rest coming from Froats himself.

Helen Jackson had revenue of $250 and expenditures of $639. She provided $389 and a donor contributed $250.

Adrien Lemaire provided all of the $300 he spent on his campaign, while Wayne Snider was the lone source of the $400 he spent.

Gill Melin had expenses of $502, with all of it coming from him except for a donation of $5.

The byelection was held to fill the council vacancy left by the death of Ron O’Sullivan.

 

Vernon Morning Star