Martin loaned $30,000 to his campaign
STAMFORD -- Democratic mayoral candidate David Martin loaned his campaign $30,000 in the final weeks before the election, according to campaign finance reports filed Tuesday.
The reports showed Republican candidate Michael Pavia continued to lead his opponent in fundraising. Last month Pavia broke a record for money raised in a Stamford mayoral race.
Martin reported receiving $31,715 in donations from the first of the month through Oct. 20, while Pavia raised $37,789 during the same period.
The Martin campaign reported raising $196,104 in individual and committee donations since the candidate launched his campaign in February.
The Pavia campaign reported raising $391,062, including $76,542 the candidate gathered under an exploratory committee prior to formally joining the race in April. A treasurer for the Pavia campaign said it has raised $422,000 since December, when Pavia formed his exploratory committee. The Pavia campaign spent about $32,000 before forming a candidate committee in April.
Martin's total receipts for the period included $2,750 in donations from political action committees. Pavia did not report receiving funds from committees.
Pavia reported having $55,246 on hand as of Oct. 20. Martin had $43,297 remaining.
Prior to this year, the city's most expensive mayoral contest was 1995, when Malloy defeated Republican incumbent Stanley Esposito, with both men spending about $250,000 each.
Green Party candidate Rolf Maurer filed for an exemption from filing campaign finance records under a state law which allows candidates who raise and spend less than $1,000 to abstain from reporting, Town Clerk Donna Loglisci said.