COQUITLAM — The 2013 provincial election, to most, is a fuzzy memory.
But for 10 candidates, including Coquitlam-Maillardville Green Party candidate Edward Stanbrough, there is still more to recall.
Elections BC released all spending information on Monday for each candidate and party from May’s provincial election.
Stanbrough was one of 10 candidates across the province who ran in the May 10 election and failed to submit their election finances by the deadline, Elections BC reported.
However, a Tri-Cities Green Party representative said Stanbrough is a student, acting as his own financial agent, and a first-time candidate, which could explain the delay.
“I worked with Edward during the campaign,” Wyatt Tessari said. “I don’t know off-hand how much he spent but my guess is if it’s not zero it’ll be very little.”
Of those candidates and parties in the Tri-Cities who did report, the NDP outspent all its rivals, including the governing BC Liberals.
Here is a detailed breakdown of the candidates for the main parties:
BC Liberal MLA and winner of the last election Douglas Horne paid $97,947 total in expenses. The majority of his spending went into newsletters and promotional materials, research and polling, and salaries and benefits with roughly $20,000 being spent in each area. He received a total of $12,975 in political contributions from various businesses and individuals.
NDP candidate Chris Wilson spent a total of $55,655 in his campaign. Roughly $20,000 was put into salaries and benefits, and around $10,000 was put into newsletters and promotional materials. He also spent $1,320 on travel and $5,148 for postage and courier.
His political contributions totaled $12,846 from local unions and the Health Sciences Association.
Conservative candidate Shane Kennedy received $1,466.52 in political contributions from Neil Kennedy and himself. Nearly $500 was spent on telecommunications and another $500 on newsletters and promotional materials.
Libertarian candidate Paul Geddes received $4,500 in political contributions from himself, the Geddes family and two other individuals. Roughly $3,000 of that was spent on postage and courier, and $1,432.88 was spent on newsletters and promotional materials.
Green Party candidate Ron Peters spent $0 on his campaign.
NDP MLA Selina Robinson spent a total of $97,291 on her winning campaign, with $35,089 leftover in her campaign account. She received $20,962 in total political contributions from local unions and such notable individuals such as Fin Donnelly.
The majority of her spending went into salaries and benefits at nearly $25,000. Second up was newsletters and promotional materials at more than $10,000, and “professional service” costs at $5,803.
Her BC Liberal opponent Steve Kim spent a total of $70,749.23 with $6,930.83 leftover in his campaign account. He received $23,490 in total contributions from businesses such as T-Brothers Food and Trading Ltd., RCI Capital, and one noted individual Bong G. Suh contributed $1,000. His majority of spending went into research and polling at $25,972.54.
Kim also spent nearly $6,000 in office supplies and stationary, as well as $5,300 in data processing and information technology.
Green Party candidate Edward Stanbrough has not yet filed his finance reports.
Newly elected Liberal party MLA Linda Reimer spent a total of $94,008. The majority of her funds went into media advertising, office supplies, office rent, salaries and benefits and research and polling. She also spent roughly $9,000 on telecommunications.
NDP candidate Joe Trasolini spent a total of $102,064 and has a remaining $12,067 in his campaign account.
The majority of his spending went into salaries and benefits at nearly $40,000, seconded only by research and polling at roughly $11,000.
Green Party candidate Wilhelmina Helps spent $0.
NDP MLA Mike Farnworth had total expenditures of $86,213.
The amount of $16,439 went into newsletters and promotional materials, and $13,159 was spent on salaries and benefits. He also received a total of $17,558 in political contributions from the Health Sciences Association ($3,000), the United Steelworkers Union ($8,815) and Debra Burton ($4,199).
BC Liberal candidate Barbara Lu spent $20,704.18 in total. Her cost breakdowns into $4,569.79 in newsletters and promotional materials, $2,890.39 in data processing and information technology, and $2,217.83 in office rent, utilities and maintenance.
Aside from $825, her funding came from her party.
Your Political Party of BC candidate Brent Williams spent $800 on newsletters and promotional materials.
Libertarian candidate Jogender Dahiya spent $621.72 on the same.
Conservative candidate Ryan Hague received $3,397 in political contributions from himself and Jane Tao.
$2,891 was spent on newsletters and promotional materials, while $409 was spent on media advertising.
The Tri-Cities NOW sent multiple calls and emails to contact Edward Stanbrough but no comment was made before press deadline.
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