If you notice a lot of TV and radio ads for El Paso County sheriff's candidate Mike Angley, it might be because of the generosity of his wife, Evelyn, who made two donations totaling $100,000 on May 30.
Angley gave this statement to the Independent
Evelyn and I decided to self-fund a large part of our campaign for a few reasons. We consider it an investment in our community and an investment in the men and women of the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Instead of taking donations from them, we are contributing to them with our own money in this race. Evelyn also believes strongly in me and what I can bring to the citizens of this county, so she has committed financially along with me.
“We are running a true grassroots campaign with small donor contributions as well. The voters in our county can rest assured knowing that I am not in anyone’s pocket, and that no one will be pulling my strings when I am Sheriff. I will truly be the People’s Sheriff and serve the citizens of this county, not the political elites, lobbyists, or any special interests.
Campaign finance reports are due June 5, so we don't yet know how much Angley or incumbent Sheriff Bill Elder have raised over the last six months or so, other than what's revealed in major donor reports, such as the one from Angley's wife.
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As of Oct. 27, 2017, the most recent campaign finance reports available, Elder had raised $13,965 and spent $602. Angley had raised $7,400 as of that date and spent $3,352.
(Disclosure: The Independent has endorsed Angley.)
In the El Paso County Commission District 5 race, Cami Bremer picked up $6,000 on May 31 — $1,000 each from six people associated with Lake Woodmoor Holdings LLC. She's running against Vicki Tonkins for the seat now held by term-limited Peggy Littleton.
The other commissioner race pits Holly Williams against Calandra Vargas for the seat held by Darryl Glenn, who's term limited and is running for the Congressional District 5 seat held by Doug Lamborn.