Find out how much MLA hopefuls spent during last fall’s election

Elections NWT
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Most financial reports from last fall’s territorial election have been submitted and are now available online for the public to see.

NWT residents went to the polls on November 23, 2015 and by the time the night was through, only eight of 19 incumbent MLAs had emerged victorious in their districts.

Read: Night Of Shocks In NWT Election, Big-Name MLAs Ousted

A handful of long-time MLAs and even cabinet ministers were among the losers.

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On Monday, the territory’s chief electoral officer announced that a vast majority of candidates in the 2015 general election had submitted their financial reports.

The reports outline where candidates received money from over the course of their campaign and how that money was spent.

According to NWT Elections, Kam Lake candidate Dave Ramsay received more contributions and spent more money than anyone else in Yellowknife or Hay River during his election campaign.

He would go on to lose that race to political newcomer Kieron Testart, who spent $10,000 less than Ramsay ahead of November 23.

Great Slave candidate Chris Clarke received fewer contributions than any other MLA hopeful in Yellowknife or Hay River at $1,100. He also spent the least amount of money – $1,929.93.

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The following list details how much money candidates in Yellowknife and Hay River received during their election campaigns, and how much they spent trying to get into office.

NWT Elections says any missing reports will be added to its website once they are completed and accepted.

* denotes elected members

Frame Lake

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Roy Erasmus: N/A

Jan Fullerton
Contributions Received: $13,762.31
Election Expenses: $13,762.31

Kevin O’Reilly*
Contributions Received: $9,245.20
Election Expenses: $17,862.43

David Wasylciw
Contributions Received: $8,825.00
Election Expenses: $8,781.34

 

Great Slave 

Glen Abernethy*
Contributions Received: $12,492.37
Election Expenses: $9,153.47

Chris Clarke
Contributions Received: $1,100
Election Expenses: $1,929.93

 

Kam Lake

Kieron Testart*
Contributions Received: $11,410.00
Election Expenses: $12,446.59

Dave Ramsay
Contributions Received: $23,900.00
Election Expenses: $22,787.15

 

Range Lake

Caroline Cochrane*
Contributions Received: $10,135.08
Election Expenses: $17,265.71

Daryl Dolynny
Contributions Received: $14,749.06
Election Expenses: $16,536.81

 

Yellowknife Centre

Julie Green*
Contributions Received: $21,300.00
Election Expenses: 21,133.75

Robert Hawkins
Contributions Received: $16,850.00
Election Expenses: $19,475.76

 

Yellowknife North

Edwin Castillo
Contributions Received: $5,300.00
Election Expenses: $10,767.17

Sean Erasmus: N/A

Ben Nind
Contributions Received: $5,750.00
Election Expenses: $5,209.62

Cory Vanthuyne*
Contributions Received: $20,109.67
Election Expenses: $19,986.03

Dan Wong
Contributions Received: $13,960.00
Election Expenses: $21,852.60

 

Yellowknife South

Robert R. McLeod*
Contributions Received: $18,350.00
Election Expenses: $17,570.84

Nigit’stil Norbert
Contributions Received: $3,641.62
Election Expenses: $3,376.18

 

Hay River North

Robert Bouchard
Contributions Received: $8,540.00
Election Expenses: $11,273.88

Karen Felker
Contributions Received: $2,670.00
Election Expenses: $4,592.64

R.J. Simpson*
Contributions Received: $7,605.79
Election Expenses: $7,605.79

 

Hay River South

Jane Groenewegen
Contributions Received: $9,550.00
Election Expenses: $20,064.20

Wally Schumann*
Contributions Received: $3,200.00
Election Expenses: $14,920.97

Brian Willows 
Contributions Received: $2,167.64
Election Expenses: $2,167.64

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