Davies the big spender during Vernon’s civic election

Financial documents for November vote now available to the public

Patrick Davies spent $31

Patrick Davies spent $31

The three contenders for Vernon mayor spent a lot of cash in November.

Now public documents reveal third-place finisher Patrick Davies spent $31,208 on his campaign while there was $19,689 in expenses for Rob Sawatzky who topped the polls and $10,900 for incumbent Wayne Lippert, who placed second.

Both Davies and Sawatzky self-financed much of their campaigns, while the bulk of Lippert’s funding came from individual and business donors.

Of the councillor candidates, incumbent Patrick Nicol had the highest expenses – $13,233. Nicol funded his own campaign.

The deadline for filing civic election financial records was Monday.

Look for more details in Wednesday’s Morning Star.