John Dooley and wife Pat are seen celebrating his election as mayor in October 2018.
John Dooley spent close to the limit in his successful campaign for mayor of Nelson last October.
Financial disclosure documents released by Elections BC show Dooley spent $11,125, which was $85 short of the maximum allowed.
Incumbent mayor Deb Kozak spent $5,835, while third-place finisher Bernie Brown spent nothing.
On the council side, the top spender was Cal Renwick, at $4,407. He was the only one of five candidates running under the CORE slate elected to council.
CORE, a local electors organization, raised $10,000, but only spent about $5,900. Its donors included Ed Olthof and Stu McDonald at $1,000 each, Renwick himself at $1,200, Vince DeVito at $600, Randy Horswill at $510 and Paul, Sam, and Andy Cowan at $500 each.
CORE spent $821 on Renwick’s campaign, and the same amount on the campaigns of Travis Hauck and Michelle Hillaby. It spent $1,092 to help Brian Shields and $1,118 on Stephanie Wiggins’ campaign.
Next to Renwick, the top spender was Rik Logtenberg ($3,081), who topped the polls. He was followed by incumbent Robin Cherbo ($2,943) and Laureen Barker ($2,900), neither of whom were elected.
Next highest were Janice Morrison ($2,768), Jesse Woodward ($2,170), Keith Page ($2,071) and Brittny Anderson ($1,860), all of whom won council seats.
Among the remaining candidates not elected, Leslie Payne spent $1,184, Joseph Reiner $905, Rob Richichi $835, incumbent Bob Adams $829, former councillor Marg Stacey $730, and Robbie Kalabis $270. Last-place finisher Charles Jeanes was the most frugal candidate at $170.
The spending limit for Nelson council candidates was $5,610.
The disclosure documents can be found in full by clicking here.