Gryboski tops Anna Maria in donations, spending
Political newcomer David Gryboski lead all five Anna Maria city commission candidates in contributions and spending heading into the Nov. 3 election, while incumbent Christine Tollette was a close second in both fundraising and spending.
In his Oct. 30 campaign report to the Manatee County Supervisor of Elections Office, Gryboski reported he had raised a total of $8,685, including in-kind donations, while spending $7,354.
Two of the five candidates seeking one of the three city commission seats up for election raised more than $6,500 each for their campaign, a considerable sum for a city with just 1,349 registered voters. A third candidate, Harry Stoltzfus, raised $4,967.
According to figures available at the elections office as of Oct. 30, the cutoff date for the second candidate reporting period, the following were the total amounts of contributions — including in-kind donations — and expenditures of the five candidates:
David Gryboski $8,686 $7,354
Christine Tollette $6,762 $6,076
Harry Stoltzfus $4,967 $2,944
John Quam $1,702 $1,702
Dale Woodland $1,390 $981
Gryboski had 66 combined individual and business contributors, while Tollette reported 52 contributions.
Stoltzfus had 41 contributions reported by Oct. 30, with Woodland reporting 28 and Quam 22.
Candidates also are required to file campaign contributions and expenditures following the election.