Marpe wins campaign fundraising race over Garten by wide margin
Published 12:25 pm, Monday, November 4, 2013
As Westport voters prepare to head to the polls tomorrow, the latest available reports on campaign contributions collected by this year's two first selectmen candidates found Republican Jim Marpe raised a total of $100,796, compared to $62,123 raised by Democrat Helen Garten.
That was according to campaign reports filed this week in the Town Clerk's office.
For the period from Oct. 1 to Oct. 27 -- the last filing by both candidates -- Marpe raised $19,949 from several dozen contributors, the majority of them Westport residents.
Garten, during that same time, raised $9,418 from 26 contributors, 19 of them from Westport.
During that period, Marpe's campaign spent $18,320, leaving a balance of $45,747, while Garten spent $36,260, leaving a balance of $15,777.
-- Anne Amato