Conniry vs Noble: $pending

In a battle of two current council members, Susan Conniry won the fundraising skirmish. Forty-five donors wrote checks to Conniry’s campaign for $5,605. Though the Public Disclosure Commission website shows Noble raised $2,427.12, he told the North Beach News he only raised $1,275.

“I made an error in reporting, the website was hard to navigate and I mistakenly put an $1,800 bank which I did not have, I only raised what I sent you,” Noble said, via email.

Noble provided a list of his donors: $500 Chris Marshall; $250 John Martin; $200 Scott Anderson (*Note: Contrary to the fake-name commenter/would-be-conspiracy theorist, this is NOT the city administrator, who spells his similar name Scott Andersen), owner of Electric Bike Rentals; $100 Jenne Finke; $25 Richard Wills.

Noble provided his expenditures:

$583.38. Build a sign, 100 campaign signs

$363.00 online candidate, website$215.87 more with print, campaign envelopes 

$639.87 Build a sign, 100 campaign signs 

$163.50 In kind, Curt Zander, golf course signs 

$305.61 In kind, Oyhut Grill meet and greet, hall rental and food

$241.40 In kind, D4 sports, 5 banners for flag day parade

$167.50 In kind, flag day parade decorations and candy

$40.00 Filing fee
Total spent $2,720.13

Conniry’s donors, according to the PDC website:

Conniry fundraising

As of the last report, Conniry’s spent a little more than $4,000, mostly on signs, mailings, advertising:

Conniry spending

17 Comments

  1. Curmudgeon says:

    So, Mr Noble not only “mistakenly” over-reports his donations(wonder who found that?) but seems to think it is appropriate to take a donation from the city administrator, a person who looks to council for future raises! Guess I’m not too surprised since he, like Hartman and Scott, are basing part of their campaigns on an approval of lies and deceit. What a bunch!

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    1. Mississippi Mike says:

      City Administrator is also a private citizen of our City as are all council members. He should be able to donate and support whomever he wishes. I suppose if he donated to Conniry it would be OK. The double standard strikes again!

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      1. howdy rowdy says:

        No double standard here! I would also think donating to Conniry to be unethical for the same reasons. I also think that taking donations from other council members is distasteful but, hey, that’s just me. I guess in the new world order of republicrats vs democans anything goes, truth, fairness, ethics, and honor be damned; just win at any cost! What a pitiful society we are becoming.

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    2. Anonymous says:

      Wow, a small donation from a city employee who does not report to him is cause for more bashing, yet Susan continues to take money from people who don’t live her, a substantial donation from a fellow council member who votes her way, especially on things like false allegations. The lies allegation is wearing thin and not supported by fact, just another allegation. My vote goes to Eric Noble, who is capable, understands the budget, and has repeatedly demonstrated his qualifications for council. No need to exaggerate his resume, claim certificates of completion are ‘awards’ and use ‘I care’ for a slogan. He demonstrates he cares by his actual service. The other two positions are simply a matter of qualifications. My vote goes to Rich Hartman and Lisa Scott (another person who was immediately productive when appointed to council).

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      1. hooterville hick says:

        Well, it appears that both have taken donations from seated council members who want them to win. Your “small donation from a city employee” is from one who will need the goodwill of the council for many things in the future, the least insulated city employee we have. As to the “lies allegation” being unsupported by fact, only a blind non-reader could miss the evidence: Nobles’ name is all over town on signs proving it! It is perfectly acceptable to support the “3 on a sign” if they reflect your values; just don’t try to justify it with false and mis-leading statements. Leave those to your candidates.

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    3. Scott Andersen says:

      For the record, the City Administrator, (myself), has never made a donation to any elected official in Ocean Shores nor would I be inclined to as a result of my position at the City. I can not speak for the Scott Anderson (Andersen is how I spell my name) who owns the electric bike shop.

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      1. hooterville hick says:

        Mr. AndersEn; my apologies. The name seemed so familiar and the indicated action seemed so in tune with the current practice of council members financially supporting candidates they want. I am heartened that you would say that the practice is not to your taste, as should be the case. So how did you know who the other Scott is, there could be several? Again, my error and apologies.

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    4. Eric Noble says:

      The Scott Anderson was from Electric Bike Rentals, not the city Administrator.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    So how much did she spend on plagerizing Rosie the Riviter?

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    1. Anonymous says:

      I doubt she paid any royalties to plagerize Rosie. But I am glad she did. That sign angered a lot of people and they will not vote for her because of it. Even prompted one sign in town “We DON’T want Susan. Her using that sign is very disrespectful to all the Rosie’s that worked during wartime.

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      1. Anonymous says:

        Voters should be careful who they “WANT” on the council

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      2. Anonymous says:

        Rosie is a US government poster that is open for anyone to use. There are no copy rights on this poster. I understand it’s way easier for you to attempt to spread misinformation instead of taking a few moments to do a little research.

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    2. Anonymous says:

      What a troll, go back under your bridge

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  3. the un-duped voter says:

    We thought we had but it hasn’t turned out all that well! Again!

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    1. the un-duped voter says:

      To me the question is simple and comes down to this. Neither have been very effective on their own. The only effectiveness Noble has shown is as a guaranteed vote for the mayors agenda. The greatest effectiveness Conniry has shown is trying to get answers to concerns prior to voting on an issue but being stonewalled by the mayor and the pro tem. I don’t think a lot of either one but I would rather have someone try to get answers and information out in the public to someone who just votes like a good little party member. At least one of them gets the “representative government” thing. Just like the national mid-term elections, this election is in great part a referendum on the current mayor and administration, one I think bears real scrutiny.

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  4. odis Lee warren says:

    When it comes to mathematical figures Nobel seem to have a problem figure out what add and subtract means. He already admitted to not reconciling the books at the Chamber now he says the website was to hard to navigate. Is this what we want for our city I don’t.

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  5. Keyboard warrior 007 says:

    Very interesting, 27 donations to Susan, 6 to Eric.

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