Sheriff candidates raised more than 71K

July 9, 2014 • Local News

The four Republican candidates for Chaves County sheriff collectively raised $71,765 in the GOP primary, equating to about $16.50 per vote.

Sheriff-elect Britt Snyder, who defeated Pat Barncastle by just 12 votes, raised 73 percent of the funds raised by Barncastle, according to fourth and final primary campaign finance reports that were due July 3 with the New Mexico secretary of state office.

The reporting period covers May 28 through June 28. The primary elections were June 3.

Snyder, who is unopposed in November’s general election, raised $19,880 in his bid to succeed Sheriff Rob Coon.

Barncastle raised $27,464.

Broken down per vote, Snyder raised $11.89 for each of the 1,672 votes he received, while Barncastle raised $16.54 for each of the 1,660 votes he received.

Both of the top-tier candidates have nearly emptied their campaign war chests.

Snyder reported a balance of $96 as of June 28, while Barncastle reported $355 cash on hand at the close of the most recent reporting period.

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