Grant PUD races most costly PUD races in the state

Print Article

MOSES LAKE — This year’s Grant County Public Utilities District (PUD) races are proving to be costly and when it comes to campaign contributions/expenditures the figures are the highest in the state for PUD races.

Of the 39 counties in Washington, 12 have PUD races on the general election ballot this year. Only three of those county races have candidates who have not chosen the mini-reporting option with regard to the reporting of campaign contributions. According to the Washington Public Disclosure Commission (PDC), the mini-reporting option is available to candidates who will raise and spend no more than $5,000 and will not receive more than $500 from a contributor “other than themselves.”

In the three PUD races with candidates who did not choose mini-reporting, there are a total of 10 candidates. Total cash contributions, not including in-kind (non-monetary) contributions, statewide totaled $218,007.79 as of Friday. Grant County PUD candidates Judy Wilson ($47,107), Terry Brewer ($18,812), Patti Paris ($29,460) and Nelson Cox ($56,757) account for $152,136, about 71 percent, of that statewide figure.

Individually, Wilson accounts for 22 percent, Brewer accounts for 9 percent, Paris accounts for 14 percent and Cox accounts for 26 percent of cash contributions to PUD races statewide. Locally, the candidates have received the following percentages of the cash contributions in Grant County for the two PUD races on the ballot: 31 percent for Wilson, 12 percent for Brewer, 19 percent for Paris and 37 percent for Cox.

On the expenditure side, $280,250.75 has been spent in itemized expenditures. In combining totals from Grant County candidates, Wilson ($53,651.34), Brewer ($26,764.95), Paris ($48,376.97) and Cox ($59,822.74) account for a total of $188,616, roughly 67 percent, of the statewide expenditure total for PUD races. Individually, Wilson accounts for 19 percent, Brewer accounts for 10 percent, Paris accounts for 17 percent and Cox accounts for 21 percent of the statewide PUD race expenditures.

Locally, the candidates account for the following percentages of campaign expenditures for Grant County PUD races: 28 percent for Wilson, 14 percent for Brewer, 26 percent for Paris and 32 percent for Cox.

Richard Byrd can be reached via email at city@columbiabasinherald.com.

Print Article

Read More Local News

WSP ramping up Apple Cup, Thanksgiving patrols

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald PULLMAN — Thanksgiving break for Washington State University is right around the corner, as is the highly anticipated Apple Cup in Pullman, and troopers will be ramping up their patrols in response a...

Comments

Read More

Quincy police avoiding the razor to raise money for charity

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald QUINCY — Police officers are called on to deal with hairy situations on a daily basis, but in Quincy this month perhaps the hairiest situation of all will be the outcome of the Quincy Police Departme...

Comments

Read More

Grant PUD looking to finish fiber project in five years

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald EPHRATA — The Grant County PUD will work to finish the county’s fiber buildout in five years. Utility district commissioners directed employees to add $12.6 million to the 2019 budget for the fiber p...

Comments

Read More

Othello woman injured in Franklin County collision Tuesday

November 14, 2018 at 5:00 am | Columbia Basin Herald MESA — A woman from Othello was injured in an early Tuesday morning collision in Franklin County after she lost control of her vehicle and struck a cement barrier. About 4:30 a.m. Alyssa Martinez, 3...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(509) 765-4561
PO Box 910
Moses Lake, WA 98837

©2018 Columbia Basin Herald Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X
X