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Lake Havasu City candidates for Mohave County offices are top fund-raisers<BR>

Unopposed in the primary election, District 3 County Supervisor Buster Johnson has collected nearly $25,000 for his reelection campaign, according to pre-primary financial reports filed in the Mohave County Elections office.

Joe Tamberella, an independent candidate, will oppose Johnson in the November election and has filed a statement that he has collected less than $500.

All candidates were required to file a list of contributions and expenditures in the office of county elections Director Brad Nelson by Aug.

31.

Three Kingman-area incumbents have collected less than their opponents in the Republican primary.

The three challengers have collected virtually all their funds in the Lake Havasu area, according to the financial reports.

The Republican incumbents and the amounts reported as contributions are: Treasurer Dora Goodmiller, $3,782; Recorder Joan McCall, 1,214.86; and Assessor Bev Payne, $1,127.60.

Payne filed a total of $1,522 in expenditures.

By contrast, the challengers and their totals are: Treasurer candidate Ron Walker of Lake Havasu City, $6,363; Recorder candidate Nancy Moschcau of Lake Havasu City, $8,381; and Assessor candidate Gary Lott of Mohave Valley, $6,247.

Each of the three challengers received $750 from the Realtors of Arizona PAC.

Most of the contributions were from Lake Havasu City residents, according to the reports filed.

Another Lake Havasu City candidate, Mark Fresh, reported $3,625 in contributions, including a personal loan of $3,025.

He is trying to unseat County School Superintendent Mike File, who reported $4,220 in contributions by August 31.