How fundraising and spending are shaping up in the Castle Rock council races

Candidates raising funds from local and non-local donors

Jessica Gibbs
jgibbs@coloradocommunitymedia.com
Posted 10/26/20

With four Castle Rock Town Council seats to be decided Nov. 3, candidates are raising and spending funds to secure the seats. Candidate filings show candidates are tapping resources from local …

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How fundraising and spending are shaping up in the Castle Rock council races

Candidates raising funds from local and non-local donors

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With four Castle Rock Town Council seats to be decided Nov. 3, candidates are raising and spending funds to secure the seats.

Candidate filings show candidates are tapping resources from local donors, some out of town or out of state, and their own pockets. Most expenditures went to common campaign tools like campaign websites, social media marketing, newspaper ads and signage.

District 1

Robert Wade, Geneva Brier and Ryan Hollingshead are facing off in District 1.

Brier had not raised or spent any funds as of an Oct. 13 filing period.

Hollingshead contributed $762 to his campaign by Sept. 27 and received $750 from the Centennial-based Metro Housing Coalition as of Oct. 8. Hollingshead spent $762 by Sept. 27.

Wade received $870 in contributions, including contributions he and his registered agent made, and $1,390 of in-kind contributions before Sept. 27. He spent $2,245 during that filing period. He received and spent another $28.84 in contributions as of Oct. 8.

District 2

Stephen Weaver, Keegan Doheney, Gary Godfrey and Laura Cavey are running in District 2.

Weaver contributed $100 to his campaign by Sept. 27 but had not spent any funds as of Oct. 8. Doheney donated $128 to himself, which he spent by a Sept. 27 filing. He did not raise or spend any funds between Sept. 28 and Oct. 8.

Godfrey and Cavey are leading fundraising efforts in District 2.

Godfrey received $1,591 in contributions and $50 of in-kind contributions by Sept. 27. He contributed to his campaign but received a smattering of local and out-of-state donations. Godfrey spent $1,515 as of Sept. 27 and another $67 by Oct. 8.

Cavey contributed and spent $948 to her campaign as of Sept. 27. She contributed and spent another $1,257 by Oct. 13.

District 4

Desiree LaFleur and Preston Shepherd are vying for the District 4 seat.

LaFleur received several local and non-local contributions as of Sept. 30, totally $1,101, of which she spent $865. As of Oct. 8, she received $1,990 in local and out-of-state contributions and spent $779. Shepherd received and spent $869 as of Sept. 27 and did not receive or spend any contributions as of Oct. 13.

District 6

In District 6, Tim Dietz, Gregory Hernandez and Matt Katona are squaring off.

Dietz had received $1,015 in contributions and $2,370 of in-kind contributions as of Sept. 27 and spent $3,320. He received contributions from Castle Rock and surrounding areas. He received another $400 in contributions and $930 of in-kind contributions from several Castle Rock donors as of Oct. 8.

Hernandez received $700 in contributions and $415 of in-kind contributions, plus a $200 loan, as of Sept. 27, spending $1,212. He received a handful of contributions from in and out of state. As of Oct. 8, Hernandez received another $1,100 from three contributors — two local and one out of state. He spent $714.

Katona donated to his campaign and received additional funds from in and out of town donors, totaling $1,600 in contributions as of Sept. 27. He spent $1,045. By Oct. 8, he received another $750 in contributions from the Metro Housing Coalition and spent $870.

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