Byelection expense reports released

Byelection expense reports released

Oliver Mayor Ron Hovanes (left) congratulates Dave Mattes, who won December's byelection convincingly with 365 votes. (Photo Vanessa Broadbent)

Oliver’s newest City Councillor Dave Mattes won December’s byelection with a total of 365 votes and $139.80 spent on advertising.

Elections B.C. released the byelection’s financial disclosure reports on Monday, which show the funding costs for each candidate’s campaign.

Aimee Grice, who finished second with 197 votes, spent a total of $948.25 on advertising.

Peter McKenna finished third with 101 votes, and didn’t file a disclosure report.

Pat Hampson, who finished with a total of 68 votes, spent the most out of all candidates: a total of $1,712.34.

Candidate Donald Lawlor spent $521.64 and finished with 52 votes.

The remaining candidates, Susan Kosola (15), Charles Pollard (8) and Lutz Stelzner (5), all reported no spending.

Mattes filled the council seat left vacant by former councillor Jack Bennest, who stepped down in September last year.