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Willis has largest local election war chest

Terri Harber
Appeal Staff Writer

Incumbent Justice of the Peace Robey Willis garnered the largest campaign fund compared to other Carson City candidates on the Nov. 7 general election ballot, according to his financial disclosure statement filed Tuesday.

Candidates throughout Nevada were required to file the second of three reports detailing campaign contributions and expenses by today.

Willis, who has sat on the Dist. 1 bench for 23 years, reported earning $61,341.99 in cash and $7,258.72 in in-kind contributions. Collected since filing his first financial report Aug. 8 was $19,247.10 in money and $2,564.18 in-kind. He reported spending $42,784; $23,995.77 of that was spent since the first filing deadline.

Large contributors to Willis’ campaign include $2,000 from Henry and Susan Thomas and $500 each from Casino Fandango, John Glen, Metcalf Builders, and James and Nancylee Robertson. Additionally, Thomas Metcalf provided $604.18 and Casino Fandango gave $500 to Willis for in-kind campaign assistance.

His opponent, Mark Krueger, reported total monetary contributions of $15,709.75. Of that he had garnered $5,630 before first filing. He has spent $19,542.65 on his campaign so far, and $8,161.35 of it before the August report.

Krueger received $1,000 from the Nevada Credit Union League PAC, $500 from Check City Las Vegas, and $350 from the Carson City Republican Women’s Club, according to his documents.

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Supervisor Pete Livermore came in second to Willis as far as total campaign cash collected, with a total of $30,824.50. He obtained $14,599.50 in his attempt to serve a third term as Ward 3 representative by the first filing. His in-kind contributions total $2,918, of that only $1,118 were received by early August.

His largest contributors were Bill Burnaugh, Metcalf Builders, John Ribeiro and Board of Realtors PAC, each giving $1,000. Sterling Air, Ltd., Dwight Millard, Capital Beverages, Inc., Sperry Van Ness, Carson Build PAC, World Gym, Casino Fandango, Slot World and Stephen Hartman each gave $500.

Competitor Neil Weaver reported $11,269 in total contributions since the start of his campaign. He has spent $9,543 so far.

His largest campaign contributors, Contri Construction, Ted Contri and Neil Weaver himself, each gave $2,000. Al Bernard, Alex Bernard, William Mobry, Guy Williams and Ultra Sec each gave $1,000.

The local candidate with the third-highest dollar amount reported is District Attorney Neil Rombardo, who has raised $25,757.11 and just $3,002.32 since August. Of that, $1,936.55 was in-kind contributions. He had spent $23,641.21.

His biggest contributors are the Carson Build PAC and Silver Oak Development Co. LP, each contributing $500. The next highest, $300, came from State Agent and Transfer Syndicate Inc.

Opponent Michael Suglia reported $4,580 total contributions, of which $3,105 came during the first reporting period. Suglia loaned himself $1,000 and received two large contributions: $500 from Victor Perry and $150 from Diaz and Galt LLC.

Ward 1 Supervisor Robin Williamson reported cash contributions of $24,450, of which $14,575 came by early August. Her in-kind contributions total $2,963; $1,163 garnered before filing in August.

Her biggest contributors are $2,000 each from Metcalf Builders and Malkia Singh Dhami, owner of the Holiday Inn Express. The Sierra Board of Realtors PAC gave $1,000. These contributors each gave $500: Carson Station, Sperry Van Ness, Builders Association of Western Nevada, Kurt Brown, Casino Fandango, World Gym, Joan Polichio Family Trust and the law office of Kummer, Kaempfer, et al.

Opponent Thomas Keeton reported total cash to his campaign of $27,423, with $12,766 obtained during the first filing period. He has spent $21,359.25, of which $18,822.80 was used by early August.

The Keeton Family Trust has loaned the campaign $10,000. Other large contributors are $1,186 from the Carson City Republican Century Club and $400 from Carson City Republican Women.

The third financial filing is due Jan. 15. Donations of less than $100 aren’t required to be documented in these statements.

• Contact reporter Terri Harber at tharber @nevadaappeal.com or 882-2111, ext. 215.