Danedri Thompson
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Two former candidates for Gardner City Council have yet to file campaign finance reports. By state statute, candidates for office in cities of the second class, like Gardner, are required to file finance reports by Dec. 31 of the year in which the election was held.
The Johnson County Election Office has not yet received reports from Dustin “Duck” Martin and Bill Sutton.
Sutton is currently running to replace Rep. Mike Kiegerl in the Kansas House of Representatives.
“I spent very little, but I need to turn it in,” Sutton said. “I will do that.”
All six of the other candidates met the filing deadline.
Council member Chris Morrow spent $1,085 on his campaign. He was the highest vote getter in the April 2011 council election.
Of the three council winners, former council member Dennis Pugh spent the least. According to his report, Pugh contributed $66.97 to his 2011 campaign. He retained $251 from his 2009 campaign.
Council member Larry Fotovich spent $560 for his campaign, although $140 worth of expenditures is listed as refunds to contributors.
Campaign finance reports can now be viewed online through the Johnson County Election Office web site at www.jocoelection.org/CampaignReports/CampaignReportsDisc.html. Recently filed reports may not be immediately available.