Late Friday afternoon, Citizens for Accountable Leadership, the organization funding the push for a strong-mayor form of government, filed a statement of contributions and expenditures for the month of July, as required by law.
The statement showed expenditures of $59,676.26, and contributions of $11,869, the bulk of which consisted of $10,000 from Ronald S. and Susan Johnson. Ronald is the president of Central Bancorp.
The campaign spent about $38,000 on signature collection, all paid to Rocky Mountain Voter Outreach, a Denver firm.
Legal, consulting, public relations, polling, and social media expenses accounted for most of the remaining expenditures.
The organization also received a $46,000 loan, in addition to a $20,000 loan during June.
Campaign spokesman Kevin Walker, who received a $5,480 payment for consulting services on July 19, said that funding for the loans came almost entirely from David and Chris Jenkins, the principal owners of the Norwood group of companies.
In addition, Walker said the effort’s start-up costs, amounting to about $120,000 were also paid for by David and Chris Jenkins.
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