As expected Charlie Swinton and Ed Shadid raised more and spent more than any of the other four candidates vying for the Ward 2 post. And the two will likely continue to spend money as the April 5 runoff approaches.
On March 1, Swinton, a bank officer, received 43 percent of the vote and Shadid, a physician, received 35 percent. Oklahoma City Planning Commissioner Janis Powers received 16 percent of the vote but did not qualify for the runoff. None of the other three candidates received more than 3 percent of the votes.
Below are the fundraising documents for the race through March 20. Not included are a second filing for John Milner or any filings for Sam Tichenor. Both missed the 5 p.m. Friday deadline. I’ll update this information if it’s filed.
A quick note before I post the documents. This will be the last of the candidate specific reports I post this round. I’m hoping that early next week I can post the documents related to the independent expenditures of the two biggest spending groups, Committee for Oklahoma City Momentum and the Better Local Government PAC. Momentum has spent more than $400,000 on the elections as of March 20. BLG has spent about $135,000. It’s a lot of money, so be checking back for those documents and check The Oklahoman next week for a story based on them.
Now, without further delay, here are the Ward 2 documents: