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Campaign finance reports made public by the Colorado Secretary of State's Office on Oct. 17 show that the eight candidates for Douglas County School Board have collectively raised $168,850 - about $88,000 more than the six candidates did in the 2015 school board election.
The four candidates on the Elevate slate have raised a total of $98,980, compared to the anti-reform candidates, who together have collected $66,693.
Here is a look at the individual campaigns' fundraising and some of their larger contributors through the first filing period, which covered Oct. 28, 2016 through Oct. 12 of this year.
Elevate Douglas County
Ryan Abresch: He has raised $21,060 from 110 donations, his expense report shows. Some of his larger donations include $1,000 from Mary Wright, who is employed at G.A. Wright Inc., a retail consultant office in Denver. Edward McVaney, a retiree from Greenwood Village, donated $5,000.
Randy Mills: Across 126 donations, he has raised $21,270. His larger donors include $1,000 from Chrystalla Larson, president of C&L Water Solutions, a water distribution and sewer collection systems company in Littleton. Jon Saeman, owner of Medallion Enterprises, a financial services company in Denver, contributed $6,250.
Grant Nelson: He has raised $34,374 from 151 donations. His larger donations include $3,000 from Christopher Wright, CEO of Liberty Oilfield Services in Denver, and $5,000 from Edward McVaney, a retiree from Greenwood Village.
Debora Scheffel: She has 120 donations totaling $21,836. Her larger donors include $1,000 from Chrystalla Larson, president of C&L Water Solutions and Edward McVaney, a retiree from Greenwood Village.
Chris Schor: She has raised $16,223 from 277 donations. Douglas County Parents, a political committee registered with the state, donated $7,115 to her campaign. Some of her other larger donations include $1,000 from Parker resident Jake Meuli and $1,000 from Parker resident Clare Leonard.
Anthony Graziano: With 228 donations, he has raised $14,990. Douglas County parents contributed $6,082. His larger donations include $1,000 from Herschel Ramsey, of Parker, and $1,055 from Clare Leonard, of Parker.
Krista Holtzmann: She has raised $21,894 from 240 donations. Douglas County Parents contributed $7,197. Jake Meuli, of Parker, donated $1,000. Roger Nishimura, a Denver resident, gave $1,000.
Kevin Leung: He received 212 donations for a total of $16,429. Douglas County Parents contributed $7,160. No other donations exceeded $1,000.
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