Candidates file campaign finance reports


Three of the four candidates facing opposition in Faribault County’s general election on Nov. 8 are reporting campaign expenses.

Incumbent District 4 commissioner Tom Loveall, who is facing challenger Dana Gates, is the only candidate who has not yet filed a campaign finance report form with the County Auditor/treasurer’s Office.

Gates is reporting having spent $1,633 in his bid to unseat Loveall and win a four-year term. Of that amount, $823 has been on direct mailing literature and $810 for campaign signs.

In the sheriff’s race for a four-year term, North Mankato police officer Jacob Kral has outspent four-term incumbent Mike Gormley.

Kral has used $2,000 of his own money to finance his campaign and has received another $1,000 from a Mankato couple. He reports having cash on hand of nearly $1,100.

Of the $2,009 Kral has spent, $1,266 has been for T-shirts and $433 for banners and stickers.

Other expenditures have been $135 for a booth at the fair, parade fees totaling $105, a post office box costing $41 and $58 for a campaign website.

Of the $1,383 Gormley has spent, $699 has been for T-shirts and $515 has been for candy given out in parades, $130 for parade fees] and $39 on zip ties.

Gormley also reports receiving an in-kind contribution of T-shirts with a value of $270.

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