Cheney doubles competitors’ fundraising in Garfield County DA race |

Cheney doubles competitors’ fundraising in Garfield County DA race

Ryan Summerlin
Jeff Cheney.

Jeff Cheney, the Republican running for district attorney, having amassed more than $20,000 in campaign contributions, has raised about as much money as both of this opponents combined.

Over the course of her campaign the incumbent Democratic DA Sherry Caloia has raised $11,881, and Chip McCrory, running as an independent, has raised $8,674 in contributions.

Of the three candidates, Caloia gave the most to her own campaign at $6,150. She has also loaned $2,500 to her campaign.

McCrory’s campaign has also taken out $4,781 in loans, $1,728 of which he loaned to his own campaign, according to TRACER, the Colorado Secretary of State’s campaign finance tracking website.

The next biggest donors to Caloia’s campaign were Patricia Tamasko, Cheryl Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, Gerard Tomasso, and Jan and Bill Kaufman, who each gave $400.

The biggest contributors to McCrory’s campaign were John Silich, Sara Uhl, Lindsey Berryman, Meridith Olson, Colleen Scissors, Wendy Lucas, Richard Dayton, Jane Hall and Jeff Wertz. Each of them gave $400 to McCrory’s campaign.

According to his finance reports, Cheney received $1,000 from the Garfield County Republican Party, $500 from Sandra Kister, Shelley Evans and Phil Walter, each.

Cheney also had a significant list of contributors who each gave $400. This included Carrie Couey, Jeri Shapiro, Jeanne Beckley, Steve Beckley, Martin Beeson, Angela Beeson, John Warnick, Cheryl Chandler, Bob Shapiro, Joshua Cheney, J. Young, Jonathan Cheney, Michelle Cheney, Anne Jolly, Kent Jolly, Robert Dang, Stephen Laiche and Pati Hensley.

Cheney also leads the trio in spending, having spent more than $17,000 over the course of his campaign.

In the same time Caloia has spent $14,145 and McCrory has spent $10,525, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

All together Caloia had about 60 contributors give to her campaign. McCrory had 67. And Cheney had more than 100.

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