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Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2004 8:46 am | Updated: 4:39 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Three weeks before the March 9 primary, Chandler Mayor Boyd Dunn has spent $12 in his bid for reelection, and his opponent just started to raise campaign money, according to the most recent campaign finance reports.

Dunn, who has raised $32,771, has spent $12 on Canadian deposit fees. Of the money raised, $21,621 came from the Friends of Boyd Dunn political committee. The rest came from sources such as Chapman Chevrolet owners John and Jerry Chapman, developer Scott Taylor, and several corporate partners of Starpointe Properties.

Dunn’s opponent, John Conley, initially signed paperwork saying he would not raise more than $500 for his campaign. However, he recently filed an amendment with the city so he can accept and spend more. Because he filed the initial paperwork, Conley does not have to file a financial report until Feb. 26.

In the race for three City Council seats, incumbents Dean Anderson and Lowell Huggins are competing against former Chandler Police Chief Bobby Joe Harris, political newcomer Dale Mukavetz, and former Councilmen Matt Orlando and Martin Sepulveda.

• Anderson has raised $10,525 and spent $3,100 on consulting fees and to gather and validate signatures. Nearly half of his contributions are from consulting firms, lawyers, mortgage lenders and developers.

• Huggins has raised $12,259 and spent $695 on copies, sign supplies and to gather and validate nomination signatures. Most of Huggins’ funding is from individual contributors, nearly half of whom are architects, attorneys or builders.

• Harris has spent $788 out of his own pocket, almost all of it for gathering nominations signatures, making copies and on bank fees.

• Mukavetz filed paperwork limiting himself to $500, but filed an amendment and had raised $975 as of Monday. Mukavetz said he filed the threshold because it was easier at the time.

• Orlando has raised $8,300 and spent it on printing, mailing and delivery charges for signs and other campaign materials. Many of his contributions came from individuals, but he had numerous contributions totaling $3,190 from political committees.

• Sepulveda has raised $6,540 and spent $1,350 on postage, printing expenses, and a post office box. Most of his contributions came from individuals, including Tempe Councilman Dennis Cahill, John Benton, a partner at the development company of Benton-Robb, and several Cox Cable employees.

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