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Byram gets most donations<BR>

Incumbent Les Byram has accumulated far more campaign funds than his two challengers as he tries to win another term as mayor of Kingman.

Byram reports $7,485 donated by 34 political contributors, figures provided by the city show.

In contrast, Monica Gates stayed below the $500 limit for identifying her contributors.

Frank McVey has collected $4,900 for his campaign but $3,000 is in the form of personal loans.

Campaign donations and expenses for Tuesday's primary election had to be reported March 1.

Voters will pick one candidate for mayor and three for City Council.

Any candidate winning at least 50 percent of the vote will be elected.

Otherwise, the top two vote-getters for each seat will advance to the May 18 general election.

See CAMPAIGN, Page 2

Byram received contributions of $250 to $350 each from four members of his family and himself.

Also contributing were Bo Wiley and Coral Wiley, $350 each.

Those sending $300 to Byram were Lillian Patillo, Edie and Mary Jane Patillo, Martin Swanty and Bill Shuffler.

Contributors of $200-$250 were Coral King, Steve Condict, Don Welks, Jay Schritter, John Shuffler, Jack Trahan, Tom Short, Hank Nolte, Troy Nolte and Curtis Cutshaw.

Other people contributed lesser amounts.

Byram spent $460 for stamps and paid bills of $1,280, $138, and $692 to H&H Printers for campaign materials and postcards.

A group of volunteers addressed postcards sent to voters.

Most of the $486 received by Gates was spent for signs.

McVey's greatest contributors were Gail Ulan and Paul Ulan of Phoenix, who donated $300 each.

Of McVey's $3,392 in expenses, $2,636 was for signs, printing and postage and was managed by Primary Consultants in Phoenix.

Seven candidates are running for three seats on the City Council

Tom Spear loaned his campaign $1,500 and received $200 from Kerry Raymond.

Most of his money has been spent for political signs.

Herberta Schroeder carried over $1,036 collected prior to Jan.

1 and spent money for postcards, campaign materials and radio advertising.

She said she made it a point to not "litter" Kingman with campaign signs.

Michael Schoeff received $300 from Judy Schoeff, added $300 of his own and had $250 contributions from Lee Bruno and Paul Shuffler.

Signs were his major expenditure.

Incumbent Dave French has financed his own campaign and spent an estimated $500 through March 1.

He said his expenses were reduced by using the campaign signs that helped him win four years ago.

Tom Carter reported $920 in expenditures, mostly for signs, with no contributions from supporters by the March 1 primary filing date.

Matt Hreha and Richard Glancy are below the $500 reporting limit.

Financial records of the candidates campaign contributors and expenditures of money are filed with the Kingman city clerk, who acts as the city election officer.

Candidates were required to file personal financial statements before qualifying for the ballot.

The records are public documents filed with the city clerk and available to the public.

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