Money didn’t make much difference when it came to results in October’s municipal election in Nakusp.
Official documents show the winner of the race for the mayor’s chair spent a little over half what the losing candidate did.
Candidates for positions in municipalities across the province have filed their spending returns, which were released Feb. 5 by Elections BC.
In Nakusp, Mayor Tom Zeleznik’s disclosure shows he spent $658.58 on his campaign, while contender Bob Lafleur spent $1,154.98.
However, Lafleur was crushed at the polls by Zeleznik, who won with 84 per cent of the vote compared to Lafleur’s 16 per cent.
Spending a few bucks did pay off for Susan Desandoli. She came in first in the council race for the $72.81 she paid out of her own pocket.
None of the other nine candidates for the four council positions spent any money at all.