COLUMBIA, 5/17/10 (Beat Byte) -- With post-election fundraising reports tallied, it's official: Columbia's 2010 mayoral race may have been one of the most expensive in city history.
Leading the pack: Dr. Bob McDavid, with nearly $62,000 and a contribution from developer Tom Atkins -- $2,348 one day after the election, April 7. Coming in a distant second, Jerry Wade raised just over $32,000. Local development lawyer and TDD advocate Craig van Matre made a last minute contribution to Wade's campaign, hedging his bets with $1,500 on March 30. Paul Love, in third place, raised $1,551.
Council races had Sarah Read in the 4th Ward raising just over $8,000 and Karl Skala in the 3rd Ward, raising roughly $11,000.
In the Columbia Public School Board race, Jonathan Sessions outraised Phil Peters, $17,284 to $7,343.
Reports for other candidates were not online.
Sessions final fundraising report