In the May election, the local candidates who spent the most money didn’t win their ridings.
Of the eight local candidates, the NDP’s Mike Bocking, running in the riding of Maple Ridge-Mission, spent the most with total of $104,880.
Bocking spent about $30,000 more than Marc Dalton in May’s election, but he still lost in the Maple Ridge-Mission riding.
The difference in election expenditures between the two Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows candidates, however, wasn’t as wide as between the Bocking and Dalton.
Elizabeth Rosenau, who ran unsucessfully in the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows riding, spent $61,491 on her election campaign whereas Doug Bing, the BC Liberal candidate who won the riding, spent $50,220.
Elections BC released the financial statements of the May 14 election candidates on Monday.
The BC Conservative Party’s candidate for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows, Manuel Pratas, spent $1,320, while his counterpart in Maple Ridge-Mission, Chad Thompson, spent $340.
Michael Patterson, the Green Party candidate in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows spent $993 on his election campaign, and Alex Pope, the Green candidate for Maple Ridge-Mission spent $1,995.
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