Republicans in town have donated a large sum of money to the We Are United campaign for First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, Selectman Gerald Nielsen and selectman candidate Susan Marks, despite the fact that it is an uncontested race.
As reported in the Oct. 10 filing with the town clerk's office, 44 Republicans and the Republican Town Committee had donated $13,675 toward the campaign. Five of them -- Joseph Roxe, Stevenson, John Stevenson, Selectman David Campbell and Nielsen -- donated $1,000 each.
However, the campaign has spent $7,509.91: $5,317.50 on a logo design, $35 on its website vendor, $638.10 on palm cards and $1,425.09 to reimburse Marks for printing costs. The other expenses were related to the campaign's account with Wells Fargo.
What's more, the RTC brought in $11,750, according to the April 10 and Oct. 10 campaign filings with the secretary of the state's office.
A large percentage of the expenses paid for RTC fundraisers such as a barbecue and a bowling event.
The Committee to Elect Kip Hall and Reilly Tierney has received $2,000 to date -- $1,000 from Hall and $1,000 from Tierney. The Democratic Town Committee, according to its July 10 and Oct. 10 filings with the secretary of the state's office, has also raised $3,745, of which $1,500 was spent on the campaign headquarters on the Post Road, according to the Oct. 10 filing.
Silsby, who for the first time is running for a town elected position, has brought in $450, according to the Oct. 10 filing.
Sullivan, on the other hand, has brought in $5,110, though $2,000 were donated by Sullivan herself.