District 22 candidates mostly spend own cash
By Kevin Huelsmann, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
November 30, 2012
Most of the money spent in the race for House District 22 came from the candidates’ own pockets.
Etna Republican Marti Halverson, who won the seat, spent nearly $17,000 in the months leading up to the Nov. 2 election, according to a campaign finance report filed earlier this month.
She chipped in $2,500 of her own money to her campaign. That was on top of $30,000 she contributed before the primary in August.
Halverson’s opponent, independent candidate Bill Winney, contributed $3,000 to his campaign in the run up to the general election. He contributed $10,000 before the primary.
Candidates spent the bulk of their money on radio and newspaper advertisements. Buying ads in three counties — House District 22 stretches across Lincoln, Sublette and Teton counties — added up for the candidates.
Halverson bought ads in Jackson Hole Weekly, the Jackson Hole News&Guide, Sublette Examiner and Star Valley Independent.
Winney focused much of his spending in Teton and Sublette counties during the months leading up to the election. His advertisements appeared in Jackson Hole Weekly and the News&Guide. He also bought radio advertisements on several Jackson stations as well as KPIN in Pinedale.
Both candidates paid for radio spots on KMTN, KPIN, KRSV and KRSV.
Halverson had a sizable lead in Lincoln County, and she won Sublette County by a slimmer margin. Winney carried Teton County.