The cost ranges anywhere from $17,000 at the low end for Jon Dziadyk in Ward 3, to $95,000 as budgeted by both Sarah Hamilton in Ward 5 and Tim Cartmell in Ward 9. Aaron Paquette in Ward 4 found some middle ground at $58,000.
Dziadyk’s win is contrasted by the nearly $120,000 budgeted by defeated councillor Dave Loken.
Dziadyk actually kept his spending to $10,000. Like all sitting councillors, the remainder is put in a trust account to be used next time, if they choose to run.
Mayor Don Iveson beat a dozen other campaigners, with a budget of roughly $400,000. The second term mayor had numerous donations of $5,000 from individuals and corporations offering both cash and in-kind services. According to the rules, $5,000 is the maximum donation allowed.
The next closest in that race, was Fahad Mughal at $22,793. Four other candidates were in the single thousands or lower. Those were the ones who filed disclosure statements.
Seven candidates self-funded their campaigns. They’re not required to show contributions.
All municipal election candidates are required to file either a Campaign Disclosure Statement and Financial Statement or Self Funded Campaign Voluntary Disclosure Statement.
Two candidates, Mimi Williams and Heather Workman did not file documentation, according to the city website.