Brad Blake leads pack in latest campaign finance reports for La Plata County commissioner – The Durango Herald

Jack Turner came in second and Clyde Church was last in most recent reporting period

Brad Blake, Clyde Church and Jack Turner are running for La Plata County commissioner this November. (Durango Herald file)

Campaign finance reports filed by the three candidates running for La Plata County commissioner show Republican Brad Blake raising significantly more money than his opponents in the most recent filing period.

Blake raised a whopping $35, 486 during the period, while independent candidate Jack Turner raised $23,498 and incumbent Democratic candidate Clyde Church brought in $1,225.

The filing period ran from July 24 to Oct. 13.

A significant chunk of Blake’s donations – $16,725 – came from the La Plata County Republican Central Committee. Turner is not affiliated with a party, and Church received a $6,000 donation from the county’s Democratic Central Committee several months ago.

“There are some races that are getting some good money and that’s important, at a national level,” Church said when asked why he had not received more from his party. He said money is also being directed to other campaigns, such as the race for state House District 59 between incumbent Barbara McLachlan and Republican challenger Shelli…

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