Money-heavy mayoral campaign in 2014

(Newswatch Group/File)

CORNWALL – Money can’t buy you everything – even when it comes to a successful election campaign.

Election expenses for the October 2014 municipal vote in Cornwall had to be in by Friday.

Those documents show Bob Kilger’s campaign had $15,800 in support. That came from 16 people as well as 18 businesses and unions.

By contrast, the winner – Leslie O’Shaughnessy – spent roughly a third of that at $5,651.

Election expenses for the third mayoral candidate – Jamie Gilcig – did not appear on the city’s website.

O’Shaughnessy took an early lead October 27, 2014 and held on to garner 6,633 votes compared to Kilger’s 5,751. Gilcig had 725.

As for the councillors, Coun. Bernadette Clement spent the most on her campaign at $9,896.

Here’s how much the rest of the successful councillors spent on their campaigns:

  • Brock Frost – $9,542
  • Carilyne Hebert – $6,304
  • Elaine MacDonald – $2,003
  • Mark A. MacDonald – $4,573
  • Claude McIntosh – $2,640
  • David Murphy – $4,693
  • Andre Rivette – $1,911
  • Justin Towndale – $8,951
  • Maurice Dupelle – not available ($2,753 according to the Standard-Freeholder)

You can check out the other candidates’ expense claims on the election section of the city’s website.

 

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