Kite leads fundraising in 2010 election |

Kite leads fundraising in 2010 election

Former Douglas County commissioner Kelly Kite raised $37,700 in his candidacy for Assembly District 39, according to documents he filed with the Nevada Secretary of State.

Kite outraised and outspent Democrat JoEtta Brown in the race to represent Douglas County and parts of Carson City and Incline Village in the Nevada Legislature.

Brown raised $20,192 in her campaign and spent $18,563, according to her campaign and expense report. Kite spent $25,043 since the beginning of the campaign.

Kite listed nearly three-dozen contributors, including $4,500 from Edgewood Companies and the Park Political Action Committee. The rest of his contributions came from a variety of associations and businesses around the state, including Las Vegas Sands Corp., Nevada Power Co., MGM Mirage, NV Energy, Walgreens, AT&T, Barrick Goldstrike mines, the Union Pacific Railroad and Station Casinos.

Brown’s contributors include Assemblywoman Bonnie Parnell, D-Carson City, the District Council of Iron Workers, the Douglas County Democratic Central Committee, the Northern Nevada Central Labor Council, and the Nevada State Education Association.

Independent American David K. Schumann said he neither raised nor spent any money on his campaign.

The assembly race also represented the widest range of expenditures in a campaign season that saw several candidates for countywide office spend nothing.

Clerk-Treasurer candidate Bob Conner, Public Administrator Lynn EnEarl and her opponent, Sam Dupuis and school board candidates Scott Forvilly, Tom Moore and Jeanette Turnbeaugh all reported neither contributions nor expenditures. Recorder candidate Erin Chandler failed to file reports for either period since she filed for election.

County Commission District 4 challenger Lawrence Howell was the big fundraiser in his race to topple incumbent Nancy McDermid.

Howell raised $16,960 in contributions and as of filing on Tuesday had spent only $10,630.

Howell had 23 contributors, with $3,000 coming from the Park Political Action Committee, and $3,000 each coming from Kingsbury residents Richard and Jaime Baines making up the lion’s share of the contributions.

McDermid came close to Howell in total money raised and has outspent him so far in the race.

According to her contribution and expense report, McDermid lent herself $10,916. She also received $3,000 from the Park Political Action Committee, and $1,000 from the Board of Realtors among other donations.

She spent $18,357.81 since the beginning of the campaign.

The numbers were lower for the District 2 County Commission race in which challenger Lee Bonner is seeking to overturn incumbent Dave Brady.

Brady raised $12,800 in contributions, including a $6,000 loan to himself. Brady’s largest contributors were the Sustainable Growth Committee, the Topaz Lodge, Edgewood, and Valley resident James Joseph.

Brady spent $9,250 so far in the race.

Bonner raised $9,232.36 in contributions, which included donations of $3,500 from Edgewood Companies, $1,000 from David Semas, and $1,000 from the Sierra Nevada Board of Realtors. He spent $6,657.75 so far in the race.

The big spender for school board was Moore’s challenger in Area 6, Wayne Archer, who raised $1,350.22 in donations and $1,342.78 in expenses.

Area 2 incumbent Sharla Hales reported $952.12 in contributions and expenses. She lent her campaign the money and used it for printing expenses.

Area 7 candidate Ross Chichester raised and spent $481.95 on his campaign.