Local candidates report spending
With almost any bid for public office, running a campaign means spending money.
Candidates buy signs, advertising and mailers. Some go as far as to host parties announcing campaign kick-offs, completely catered. At the end of the primaries, candidates are required to file their contributions to the county clerk’s office, reporting what they spend and what was given to them.
For candidates for the city of Green River, spending was kept to below $1,000 in those races. Robert Berg, who runs against Brett Stokes for his council seat in Ward III, he reported receiving $150 from outside contri...