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Two of 10 La Crosse mayor candidates have raised over $10,000, as primary concludes Tuesday

Rick Solem

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Two candidates have raised over $10,000 in the La Crosse mayoral race, which will be cut from 10 candidates to two on Tuesday.

Five of the 10 candidates running didn’t have to disclose campaign finances because they were not going to spend over $2,000.

When Mayor Tim Kabat won the election in 2013 — taking second in the February primary — he spent $27,700 in the race, which saw just 17% voter turnout. In 2017, the year he ran unopposed, Kabat spent $6,900.

Here are the five current candidates that did have to disclose their finances:

CANIDATERAISEDSPENT
Jessica Olson$19,111$3,848
Vicki Markussen$14,088$6,048
Mitch Reynolds$9,700$4,787
Samuel Schneider$4,140$3,937
Joe Konradt$700$433

“Candidates can actually accept contributions up until they terminate their candidacy,” La Crosse interim city clerk Nikki Elsen said Monday on La Crosse Talk PM. “So, once they terminate, there’s actually a termination and, at that point, most of them stop collecting.”

Chris Stolpa, Katherine Blanchard, Martin Gaul, Greg Saliaras and Zebulon Kemp did not have to disclose.

All 13 polling locations in La Crosse will be open from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. today. For more La Crosse voting information, click here.

To learn more about the 10 candidates, click here.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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