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Local candidates spend thousands on campaigns

Andy Ouriel • Nov 7, 2011 at 2:44 PM

A Sandusky city commissioner candidate blazed through stacks of cash to try and secure a second term in office.

Commissioner Julie Farrar spent more money than any other area candidate running in the upcoming election.

This is according to unofficial campaign finance reports filed at the Erie County board of elections. Final results will be calculated following Tuesday, elections director Jen Ferback said.

Reports show Farrar spent $4,100 as of Oct. 21 — the latest such tabulation available.  A chunk of the money was used to post Farrar’s giant, red yard signs across Sandusky. Farrar’s election barrage also included buying T-shirts, decals and advertising spots in area media outlets.

“You have got to get your name out there,” Farrar said.

A major contributor to Farrar’s campaign includes area firefighters.

The Sandusky fire union contributed $2,000 throughout 2011, finance reports show.

Find out about other local campaign spending in Monday's Register.

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