Sheriff Pierini holds fundraising lead |

Sheriff Pierini holds fundraising lead

by Kurt Hildebrand

Going into the last few weeks of the 2014 election, Sheriff Ron Pierini maintained his fundraising lead.

According to reports filed with the Nevada Secretary of State’s Office on Tuesday, Pierini has raised $57,185 so far in the election. He raised $12,460 in cash contributions since his overwhelming primary election victory over challengers David Brady and Michael Gyll.

His expenses so far have reached $51,640, with $20,422 of that since June 6.

Brady reported raising $28,728 over the entire campaign so far, with $7,797 since June 6. Brady has spent $24,897 so far with $5,752 of that since June 6.

Zephyr Cove residents Karl and Kim Aynedter were the largest donor to the sheriff’s campaign with $2,500. Minden resident Chris Bently donated $2,000, Sharkey’s owners Hal and Anna Holder, Jim and Anna Hansen and the Topaz Lodge were all $1,000 donors to Pierini’s campaign since June 6.

During the same period, Brady contributed $6,262 to his own campaign. Genoa resident Craig Peters donated $250. Brady contributed $5,000 to his own campaign in May and $5,378 in April.

The sheriff’s race is the only countywide race in this election. Sheriff is a nonpartisan race and was open to all voters in the primary.

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