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Fairbanks city mayoral candidate Kathryn Dodge has raised twice as much as incumbent Jim Matherly, according to the latest campaign finance reports from the …

Fairbanks city mayoral candidate Kathryn Dodge has raised twice as much as incumbent Jim Matherly, according to the latest campaign finance reports from the Alaska Public Offices Commission.

The reports, which were filed last week, cover fundraising and expenditures through Aug. 30. The election is Oct. 1.

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All but one of the four candidates reported campaign contributions. The reported campaign incomes vary widely: Dodge reported $37,679.85, Matherly reported $17,699.91, and Lakesha Jordan reported $1,877.

Candidate Frank Turney filed for an exemption under an APOC rule for candidates who do not intend to raise more than $5,000 for their campaigns. Turney has run for office multiple times, unsuccessfully.

Here, in alphabetical order by candidate, is a look at the campaign finances:

Kathryn Dodge

Dodge’s major contributors included three political action committees — Laborers Local 952, Golden Heart PAC and IBEW PAC, each of which donated the maximum $1,000.

PAC donations are capped at $1,000 per candidate. Individual donations are capped at $500.

Several individuals donated $500 to Dodge’s campaign. These included retirees Glenn Estabrook, Richard Clausen, Ann Renfroe, Drenda Tigner and Laurel Holmes. The campaign also received $500 each from borough general services technician David Bate, attorney Larry Zervos, Eiluned Hogenson, University of Alaska Fairbanks employee Kirk Hogenson, veterinarian Paul Frith, financial manager Julia Scott, and Keenan and Howard Hollister, both of Pakalolo Supply Company.

Nonmonetary income accounted for $6,289.85 of Dodge’s $37,679.85 in total income. 

The majority of the nonmonetary income came from Dodge herself, and the bulk this income was for the use of a car, office space and internet, reported by month. Dodge also contributed $50, via PayPal, to her own campaign.

Dodge’s largest expense was a payment for $11,851.09 to Mammoth Marketing for “Campaign media buy, including radio, TV, social media and mailers, printing and postage.”

The campaign reported having $9,637.56 cash on hand Aug. 30, the end of the reporting period.

Lakesha Jordan

Jordan reported total campaign income of $1,877. The majority of this, $1,472, came in donations from Jordan herself. 

Jordan’s major contributors include Asa Dowdy Jr. at $100, Bernard Gatewood at $100, Cornelius Snowden at $40 and Naasan Martinez at $40. She received no PAC donations.

The campaign reported $326.22 in cash on hand Aug. 30.

Jim Matherly

Matherly, who is seeking reelection, reported a total of $17,699.91 in cash and nonmonetary income. Nonmonetary income totaled $884.91. Matherly contributed $420 to his campaign. 

Individual donations to Matherly’s campaign came from 12 people. His contributors comprised Todd Larkin of Mr. Fix-it-Repair, Cheryl Markwood of Markwood Realty, Karen Michel of American Mechanical, Dennis Michel of American Mechanical, Margaret Russel of Seekins Ford Lincoln, Jim Sackett of the governor’s office, and Michael Geraghty of Oles, Morrison, Rinker and Baker. Self-employed individuals Tim McKay, Robert Seeger and Richard Neldner also contributed the maximum, as did retirees Stephen Frank and John Immel.

Matherly’s campaign received one donation from a PAC. The Republican Women of Fairbanks contributed $1,000.

The majority of Matherly’s campaign expenditures went to promotional materials. He spent $6,278.08 at Advance Printing for signage, campaign envelopes and stickers. Additionally, he spent $1,744 on an iPad for his campaign, and $1,805 to Optima Public Relations for ads, web development and videos.

The campaign reported $5,244.25 cash on hand Aug. 30.

Contact staff writer Cheryl Upshaw at 459-7572 or find her on Twitter @FDNMcity.