Treasurer/Tax Collector candidates neck-and-neck in fundraising |

Treasurer/Tax Collector candidates neck-and-neck in fundraising

In the home stretch of a competitive race for Nevada County Treasurer/Tax Collector, candidates are neck-and-neck in fundraising.

Both raised about $20,500 between July 1 and Sept. 30, most of it from loans to themselves.

Candidate Tina Vernon is slightly ahead in spending – she paid $21,652 during that period, according to financial disclosure statements filed Tuesday.

Candidate Dai Meagher spent $18,532 between July and September, according to statements filed after deadline Tuesday.

Counting earlier contributions to June’s four-way race for the vacant treasurer seat, Meagher is ahead in both fundraising and spending. He raised $29,619 this year and has spent $33,163. Contributors include Robinson Enterprises ($1,000) and a number of local retirees.

Vernon raised $23,848 and spent $26,088. Contributors include Nevada County Assessor James DalBon, Board of Supervisors Chair Nate Beason and attorney Stephen Munkelt, all who gave $100.

Vernon works as a senior budget analyst for Nevada County. Meagher is a certified public accountant.

To download the financial disclosure statements, click the link at left.

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