With the first campaign filing period over for the city's April 2 primary election, the two incumbent councilmen running for reelection have a wide lead in campaign funds over their opponents.
District 1 Councilman Daniel K. Tabor boasts the fattest war chest, with more than $12,000 on hand. Of that amount, all but $1,400 was raised before January.
Opponents Yvonne Mitchell and Donald McClure both have raised less than $500 in the filing period that extended from January to Feb. 21, and therefore do not have to file detailed reports.
In District 2, incumbent Councilman Anthony Scardenzan raised $2,400 during the filing period, of which $1,335 remains. Opponent Lee Smith has $580 in donations and an additional $350 in loans, while challenger Jess Willard has $1,250 in loans and $200 in donations.