Despite spending nearly $9,000 more than her closest rival candidate in May’s provincial election, Comox Valley NDP candidate Kassandra Dycke’s campaign expenses did not pay off as planned.
The financial reports from the 2013 general election were released by Elections BC last week. They show the Comox Valley’s top two candidates (garnering the most votes) were also the two with the highest expenditures.
Returning Liberal MLA Don McRae received more than $28,000 worth of contributions, compared to just over $6,000 for Dycke.
Dycke did receive more than $102,000 worth of transfers from the BC NDP and Comox Valley NDP, with McRae netting $69,935 in transfers from the BC Liberals.
In total, McRae spent $91,950.73 on his campaign, compared to $100,600.78 by Dycke.
The Comox Valley’s other two candidates — the Green Party’s Chris Aikman and the Conservative Party’s Diane Hoffmann — spent $2,680.45 and $5,871.46 respectively.
Aikman received $750 in contributions, compared to Hoffmann’s $4,046.96, with $1,932.50 in transfers going to Aikman, and $1,824.50 to Hoffmann.
To view the full reports including donor lists, visit www.elections.bc.ca and click on ‘Search Financing Reports.’