Challenger spends big in mayor’s race
In the race for mayor, Marv Teixeira has spent more than twice the campaign funds than incumbent Ray Masayko and collected more than $11,000 more in contributions.
Contribution and expenditure forms filed by candidates on Tuesday show Teixeira has received $46,975 in donations, barely covering his spending of $45,664.
“I planned to break even,” Teixeira said. “When people contribute to my campaign, I spend their money to do all I can to win.”
Masayko received a total of $35,697 and spent $20,577, mainly on advertising. That leaves $15,120 in his campaign pocketbook.
“There’s a week to go and a lot of money to be spent,” Masayko said.
He said a campaign mailer and at least two more newspaper ads will quickly eat up that money.
Neither candidate was ready to predict the race’s outcome.
“Ask me after the polls come out,” Teixeira said.
“You should never take anything for granted and work hard to win,” Masayko said, “And that’s what I’ll do.”
One of Teixeira’s biggest campaign contributors is Western Nevada Supply Co., a wholesale distributor of plumbing and air conditioning supplies with offices in Carson City and Sparks. Western Nevada Supply gave Teixeira $2,500.
Carson City developer Clark Russell gave Teixeira a total of $2,000, $1,000 in his name and $1,000 from his company, Capital City Entertainment.
Russell has been entangled in a long legal battle with the city over street abandonment. Masayko has been opposed to settling with Russell, though the city board voted 3-1 to settle with him last month.
Teixeira received his largest donation, $5,000, from Casino Fandango, which offered the money unsolicited, he said.
Masayko’s biggest contributor is listed as a Las Vegas company, Carson Gaming, with a $4,000 donation.
“It’s the parent company of the Fandango,” Masayko said. “They contacted me, and I asked them if I had done something to offend them.”
He said the company made the contribution “not to show favoritism.” A company spokesman couldn’t be reached for comment.
In the race for Ward 2 supervisor, incumbent Shelly Aldean has received a total of $12,877 and spent $10,455.
Her biggest contribution is $2,500 from her family.
Aldean’s challenger, Rebecca Beisenstein, received $938 and spent $939.
Beisenstein said she does not solicit for donations and will not hold any fund-raisers.
Aldean was appointed to the Board of Supervisors in January 2003 following the death of Supervisor Jon Plank. She is president of Glenbrook Co., a Nevada development corporation, and vice-president/corporate broker for Eden Managements, a Nevada property management company.
Beisenstein has worked for the Carson City Public Utilities Division in customer service for 16 years.
Contact reporter Robyn Moormeister at rmoormeister @nevadaappeal.com or 881-1217.
Contributions to Ray Masayko’s campaign
Aug. 27- Oct. 21
Capital Glass $500
Carson City Republican Central
Carson City Republican Women $500
Carson Gaming, LLC $4,000
Cheney Construction $250
Ted Contri $500
Ralph Crow $150
D-Paul Development $500
Dynamic Diversified Development $1,000
Larry Green $200
Gertrude Hushbeck $200
Kenny Guinn for Governor $1,000
Doug Maselli Drywall $500
Nannette Moffett $150
R.L. Shaheen Co., LLC $2,000
Raggio Senate Campaign $250
Richard and Kate Reich $250
Garth Richards $500
Rowe & Hales, LLC $250
Silver Oak Homes, Inc. $1,000
Stanton Park Development, Inc. $2,000
Jeanne Stokke $150
Bob Thomas $500
Henry & Susan Thomas $2,000
J.I & L.A. Urbina $500
Contributions to Marv Teixeira’s campaign
Aug. 27 – Oct. 21
Richard Wipfli $200
Gerald Massad $200
JPL Management, LLC $200
Freeman Williams $200
Janice Ayres $200
Deborah Martin $200
Cottonwood Mobile Home Park $200
William Fergus $200
Jeanette Kelley $300
Julius and Joanne Ballardini $350
Chris Barrett $200
Bob McFadden $1,000
Telegraph Associates $500
MadCap, LLC. $500
Richard Ham $500
Clark and Jean Russell $1,000
Moonlighting Personnel $200
Scott and Collette Burau $300
T&D Machine Products, Inc. $500
Coldwell Banker Best Sellers $200
Gerald Massad $250
Western Nevada Supply Co. $2,500
The Sheerin Family Trust $300
Carson City Republican Women $500
Digman Inc. $250
Cubix Ormsby LLC $500
Kim Foster $200
J.F. Bawden $1,000
Bruce Robertson $500
Small Community Property Trust $500
Michael Fondi $150
Gary Andreas $200
Bret Andreas $200
Hohl Motor Co. $200
David Leid $300
Kurt Brown $500
Dr. James Colgan $400
Sperry Van Ness $2,000
Capital City Entertainment $1,000
Eureka Builders $500