City Council candidates provide campaign finance contributions
City Council incumbents Liz Miele and N. Clifford “Skip” Smith have received the most financial contributions compared to the other candidates in the six-person race to fill three open council seats in Tuesday’s general election, according to campaign finance reports filed at the Lycoming County Voter Services office.
Miele, a Democrat who lives at 525 W. Fourth St., received $7,000 for her campaign. Among the larger contributors to the Committee to Elect Liz Miele were Marijo and Steven Heffner, of 67 Maple St., $500; James Wood, of Muncy, $450; and Gregory A. Zeitler and Mary S. Zeitler, of 840 Rural Ave., $350. Miele also received $250 from the Lycoming County Democratic Committee.
In second place, in terms of contributions, is Smith, a Republican of 835 First Ave., who contributed $4,600 of his own money toward his campaign to avoid being beholden to any group or individual, according to his wife, Faith. Smith also received $100 from the Lycoming County Republican Party.
Following Smith, in third place in terms of financial contributions, is Democrat Alison Hirsch, of 423 Rural Ave., with $2,111 contributed to Citizens for Hirsch. The committee’s largest contributors were Robert Kreidler, of Cogan House Township, $1,000; the Young Men’s Democratic Club, $470; and Jayne Group, of 960 W. Fourth St., $200.
Republican challenger Scott Miller, of 822 Tucker St., received $1,756 in campaign contributions. The largest contributors to the People for Scott Miller were Robert M. Kreidler, of Loyalsock Township, $929, and G. Diane Murry, of 300 Woodland Ave., $200.
Democrat challenger Kelly Anderson, of 533 Seventh Ave., received $345. The Kelly Anderson for City Council Committee contributors were city resident Rick Mirabito, $200; the Young Men’s Democratic Club, $81; and Joann Henderson, of Rural Avenue in Williamsport, $64
Incumbent Republican Councilmen Randall J. Allison, of 1308 Elmira St., on behalf of the Committee to Elect Allison, did not receive any contributions over $250. He said $190 was contributed to his campaign from the county Republican party.