December 9, 1997 in Idaho

Judy Breaks City Spending Record In His Campaign For Mayor Money From Concerned Businesses Pac Helped Several Candidates Win

By The Spokesman-Review
 

Steve Judy outspent incumbent Al Hassell nearly 9-to-1 to earn his 67-vote victory in the Coeur d’Alene mayor’s race in November.

With his expenditures of $13,930, Judy spent more than any other mayoral candidate in the city’s history, according to final campaign finance reports filed at City Hall. Ray Stone had set the previous record, $13,017, in the 1993 mayoral race.

Judy collected $14,502 in contributions. About a third of the money, counting cash and in-kind contributions, came from members of Concerned Businesses of North Idaho, where Judy was executive director until shortly before he entered the mayoral race. The Concerned Businesses political action committee donated $3,500 to local campaigns but none to Judy’s race.

Duane Hagadone, one of the most powerful businessmen in the community; his corporation; and some of his top employees and their relatives gave $1,000 in cash and in-kind contributions to Judy’s campaign.

Businesses including Architects West, Hecla Mining Co., North Idaho Immediate Care and the Coeur d’Alene Association of Realtors helped the Judy campaign with $1,300 worth of mailings. Judy also put $400 of his own money into the campaign.

Hassell put $184 of his own money into his comparatively paltry coffers. Hassell raised $1,638 and spent every penny.

His most significant contribution was $600 from the Washington State Council of City and County Employees, which is affiliated with the Lake City Employees Association.

Hassell didn’t report a single contribution from Concerned Businesses or its members or from Hagadone’s empire.

Coeur d’Alene businesswoman Deanna Goodlander, who won one of three open council seats, led her competitors in both expenditures and contributions.

She spent $3,994 and collected $4,115. Goodlander also did well by Hagadone and his contemporaries, receiving $1,200 in cash contributions.

The Concerned Businesses PAC also gave $995 to Goodlander. The North Idaho Building Contractors Association PAC gave $100.

Incumbent Sue Servick was second among council candidates, raising and spending $2,995. She received $995 from the Concerned Businesses PAC, $200 from the Idaho Association of Realtors and $100 from the North Idaho Building Contractors.

Individual members of Concerned Businesses donated another $300 to Servick’s campaign. She put in about $159 to cover the rest of the bills for her successful effort.

Real estate salesman Manny Olvera, who finished last in the race for the council seats financed all of his $317 campaign.

Investor Hank Roseth, also an unsuccessful candidate, spent more than $2,300 but garnered only $800 in donations. The Washington Council of City and County Employees was his single largest benefactor, giving $400.

Nancy Sue Wallace, who won another term on the council, spent $1,894 and received $2,005 in donations. Half of her money came from her father. Another $500 came from the Concerned Businesses PAC. Gary Schneidmiller gave her $250 and Washington Water Power donated $100.

Finally, Stan Smith appears to have spent about $1,400 in his unsuccessful bid for office. He received about $1,585.

The Washington State Council of City and County Employees gave Smith about $400. He also received money from Dennis Wheeler and Coeur d’Alene Mines.

, DataTimes MEMO: This sidebar appeared with the story:

WHAT THEY SPENT

Mayor’s race

Steve Judy

Contributions $14,502

Expenditures $13,930

A.J. “Al” Hassell

Contributions $1,638

Expenditures $1,638

City Council races

Hank Roseth

Contributions $800

Expenditures $2,310

Deanna Goodlander

Contributions $4,115

Expenditures $3,994

Manny Olvera

Contributions $317

Expenditures $317

Nancy Sue Wallace

Contributions $2,005

Expenditures $1,894

Sue Servick

Contributions $2,995

Expenditures $2,995

Stan Smith*

Contributions $1,585

Expenditures $1,416

(* Estimated. Smith’s form did not contain totals)

This sidebar appeared with the story: WHAT THEY SPENT Mayor’s race Steve Judy Contributions $14,502 Expenditures $13,930

A.J. “Al” Hassell Contributions $1,638 Expenditures $1,638

City Council races Hank Roseth Contributions $800 Expenditures $2,310

Deanna Goodlander Contributions $4,115 Expenditures $3,994

Manny Olvera Contributions $317 Expenditures $317

Nancy Sue Wallace Contributions $2,005 Expenditures $1,894

Sue Servick Contributions $2,995 Expenditures $2,995

Stan Smith* Contributions $1,585 Expenditures $1,416 (* Estimated. Smith’s form did not contain totals)

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