Marshall pummels opponents in money race

Nye County sheriff’s candidate Rick Marshall raised and spent more money on his campaign than his next four rivals combined, with $31,670 in contributions and $32,891 in expenses, as of the May 20 filing period.

Former Capt. Bill Becht reported raising $8,652.47 with $7,902.47 in expenses, well behind Marshall, while Eric Murphy listed $8,418.72 raised and $4,863.56 spent. Mark Zane is next with $6,820.73 in donations and $2,554.27 in expenses, followed by district attorney’s investigator Sharon Wehrly, who collected $6,219 but has so far spent $24,919.99. Galen Morgan lists $5,718.62 in donations and $5,184.83 in expenses. Tom O’Donnell lists $5,000 in contributions, all from himself, and $1,687.53 in expenses. Gregory Curtin didn’t report any donations and spent $1,436.76. Carlo Verdi didn’t collect anything and spent $60.11. The only reports on file from Ray “The Flagman” Mielzynski are his 2006 and 2010 financial disclosure reports.

Marshall donated $13,475 of his own money to his campaign, according to reports on file with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office. He lists a $3,000 contribution from the Benedict Law Building in Las Vegas. Marshall got $1,000 donations each from Saitta Trudeau car dealership, Keith and Eric LLC of Beatty and Alexa Dahlgren of Henderson. Red Apple Fireworks, Gary Johnson, a Focus political action group SMAXY PAC, the Focus Group law firm Kaempfer Crowell, and insurance agent Brian Strain each donated $500.

Becht donated $3,524.19 to his own campaign, his wife Lisa Becht another $2,102.28. Michael Meacher contributed $1,000 and Harvey’s Barber Shop $800.

Roland Benton gave $1,300 to Murphy’s campaign. Murphy contributed $656.88 himself, Colleen Wild gave $500, Linda Masada $500 and Linda Wrangham $200.

Wehrly lists a $5,000 contribution from the Gerald Thomas Lizon Trust and $200 from Theodore Farace of Las Vegas. Awards Plus donated $979 of in-kind contributions.

Mark Zane gave $1,000 to his campaign, his company Zane Investigations $1,500 and his former boss, former sheriff Harold “Stick” Davis, $200.

In the five-way county assessors race, Leonardo Blundo lists $4,750 in donations and $3,919.66 in expenses, he donated $4,000 to his own campaign. Richard C. Marshall donated $1,900 to himself and spent $1,842.61. Sheree Stringer lists $1,350 in donations and $8,486.16 in expenses; she picked up $500 donations from Gerald Schulte and Robert Bottom, $200 from Mabel Charbonneau and $150 from Assistant County Manager Joni Eastley. Incumbent Shirley Matson lists no donations and $2,500 in expenses, but didn’t itemize anything, including a page where candidates were asked to list expenses over $100. Nick Bradshaw IV reported $280 in donations and $252 in expenses.

Nye County Commission District 5 candidate Bill Dolan lists $11,544.68 in donations and $10,109.71 in expenses. His donors include Nye Real Estate LLC in Henderson, which gave $1,000 and $500 donations apiece from Creekside Investments, owned by Pahrump Valley Disposal owner John Shea, taxi company Executive Las Vegas, Ed and Judi Carrion of Las Vegas and Sandra Kindler. He lists $250 from Western Best LLC, which operates the Chicken Ranch, $250 from the NLV PAC and $250 from Robert Groesbeck, with $200 contributions apiece from Steve Ross of Las Vegas, Bud Kozik, Joe and Ruth Sepe, Redell and Leon Samuel and Linda and Carol Hohl. Mountain Falls golf course is listed as making $2,959.97 of in-kind contributions, Valley Productions another $1,000.

Incumbent District 5 commissioner Dan Schinhofen reported $6,015 in contributions and $4,751.41 in expenses. Schinhofen lists $1,000 from D&T Imports in Henderson, which lists fireworks store owner Tim McKoy as president, and $700 from Red Apple Fireworks. Schinhofen reported $500 donations apiece from Robert Groesbeck, Saitta Trudeau, former assemblyman Ed Goedhart, Zzyzx Group, the CEO/CFO Group from Las Vegas, Sandee Tiffany, and the Hafen Family Limited Partnership. North Tonopah Development LLC contributed $300, which lists water board member and developer Michael Lach as a director.

District 5 candidate Dave Caudle lists $2,911.83 in donations and $2,863.18 in expenditures. Caudle contributed $700 to his campaign, Christopher Dan Caudle added $350. S. Jones 300 LLP is listed as making $1,215 of in-kind contributions, namely signs, Kenny Bent another $395.83 for lumber.

Former County Manager Rick Osborne lists $1,022.20 in contributions and $420.04 in expenses, his contributions include $773.20 from himself and $249 listed as “anonymous, no name given.” Walt Grudzinski lists $306.66 in donations, all his money and the same expenditures. Bob Howard doesn’t list any contributions or expenses.

District 4 Commissioner Butch Borasky lists $7,800 in donations and $5,609.71 in expenses. His donations include $2,000 from Walden Industrial Capital in Encino, Calif., $1,500 from Creekside Investments, $1,000 apiece from Quest Management Group, SMAXY Pac, and the Kaempfer Crowell law firm. Red Apple Fireworks contributed $500 while Draft Picks made a $500 in-kind contribution.

Julie Hargis lists $3,260 in donations and $2,469.98 in expenses. Ed Goedhart gave her $1,000, Susan Loer $800 and the Hafen Family Ltd. Partnership $500. She lists $760 of in-kind contributions from Valley Productions, run by Rodney Camacho.

Gary Bergman lists $844.63 in donations, in the form of an in-kind contribution from S. Jones LLP and $627.44 in expenses. Bob Jones doesn’t list any donations and $1,213.86 in expenses.

District Attorney Brian Kunzi reports $30,250 in contributions and $19,065.14 in expenses in his race for re-election. Kunzi picked up a $2,500 donation from SolarReserve LLC, $2,000 from Round Mountain Gold, and $1,500 from Red Rock Leasing. He lists contributions of $1,000 apiece from D&T Imports of Henderson, Nye Real Estate LLC, the law firm of Erickson, Thorpe and Swainston Ltd., the law firm of Kaempfer Crowell, SMAXY PAC and Steve Morris of Las Vegas. The Hafen Family Ltd. Partnership, Doug Burda, Ray Wulfenstein, the CEO/CFO Group and Dan Simmons each donated $500. Kunzi lists $4,500 of in-kind donations from Las Vegas Color Graphics and $7,200 from Wulfco, a Wulfenstein family billboard company.

His primary opponent, Nicholas Del Vecchio doesn’t list any donations or expenses. His Republican opponent, Angela Bello, reported receiving $300 and spending $344.39.

Spending was light on the public administrator race, Robin Durand-Rudolf reported raising $1,661.28 between her and her husband and spending $471.28. Butch Dole raised $280.80 and spent it all. Bob Pilkington didn’t report any donations or expenditures.

Fifth District Judge Robert Lane reported $9,465.51 in donations, though he won’t be on the ballot until November. Lane contributed $5,000 to his own campaign, he picked up another $500 each from Dave Neely, the Kaempfer Crowell law firm and the Focus Land Fund 97 LLC. He received $250 each from David Chesnoff of Pahrump, attorney Todd Leventhal and James Ream of Las Vegas and $200 from Bruce Woodbury of Boulder City. Rodney Camacho donated $600 of in-kind contributions.

Lane’s opponent, Lillian Donohue, reported $5,750 in contributions, of which $5,000 came from her law firm and $4,165 in expenses. Another donor, Douglas Gubler, gave $500.

Assemblyman James Oscarson is unopposed in his bid for a second term and has already received $28,110.99 in contributions. He reported spending $17,995.21 this reporting period.

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