FARMINGTON — Nate Duckett has raised more money than the other eight candidates running for municipal offices in Farmington, according to the latest round of finance reports.
The city's election for judges, councilors and its next mayor is March 4. The nine candidates on Thursday filed their third round of finance reports, the last round before the election next week. Candidates are required to submit two more finance reports after the election. The next report is due April 3.
Duckett is competing against Debra Mayeux for the District 4 city council seat. Duckett has raised a total of more than $10,900, and Mayeux has raised more than $5,300, according to their finance reports.
In the third round of reports, Duckett raised $1,810, and Mayeux raised more than $470.
Earlier this month, Farmington Fire Department firefighters donated $1,000 to Duckett's campaign, according to his report. According to Duckett's previous reports, Oil and Gas Equipment Corporation President Drew Degner donated $1,200, AutoMax General Manager Thomas Hawkins gave $1,000 and Councilor Gayla McCulloch's family donated $750.
Farmington City Councilor Jason Sandel, who is not running for re-election, donated $2,000 to Mayeux's campaign, according to previous reports.
The firefighters who donated to Duckett's campaign emailed him questions, and, after he answered them, they sat down with him and told him they support his campaign, Duckett said. His donors approach him, he said.
"I think it says I'm very blessed," he said. "I'm very blessed to have the support of the community."
Mayeux said she also received the questionnaire from the firefighters. She answered the questions, but, due to technical errors, the firefighters never received her email, she said.
She didn't ignore them, she said.
"What I want the firefighters to know is that I do support them and have always supported them," she said, adding that she is a graduate of the Citizens Fire Academy.
She said the community supports her, too.
"I'm very humbled and blessed by the support that I've received, as well," she said.
In the mayoral race, neither Tommy Roberts nor Matt Dodson raised any money in this reporting period.