Treasurer candidates digging into own treasuries to help finance campaigns |

Treasurer candidates digging into own treasuries to help finance campaigns

Lynn Burton
Staff Writer

Cheryl Chandler of Silt, the Republican challenger for the Garfield County treasurer’s seat, has raised $7,670 in campaign funds, topping incumbent Georgia Chamberlain, who has raised $4,685.

The two are vying for a county post that will pay $62,000 a year, an $11,000-a-year increase from the current state-mandated salary of $51,800, according to Garfield County Clerk Mildred Alsdorf.

Chandler’s campaign treasurer, Rifle accountant Bruce Mills, reported that Chandler seeded her campaign with a $5,500 personal donation, and got another $700 from her husband, Norm Chandler.

Other contributors of $200 or more were Dee McCown, Amber Brady, Kelly Couey, Kent Jolley and Tom Beard.

Democratic incumbent Georgia Chamberlain, seeking her fifth term in office, has raised a total of $4,685, including a $2,595 personal contribution, according to reports filed by her campaign treasurer and husband, John Foulkrod.

Contributors of $200 or more include banker Robert Young, Carbondale Mayor Michael Hassig, Dean Hubbell and the Democratic Party. A total of 15 other contributors donated $20 to $200.

Chandler, a real estate broker, has spent $7,010 on her campaign to date and had $660 left in the bank as of Oct. 14.

Chamberlain has spent $4,283, and had $402 remaining on Oct. 14.

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