Campaign season is in full swing in Columbia for mayoral and city council seats up for election on April 5.
A forum for all candidates was held Thursday evening, allowing each candidate to speak on issues important to them and the community.
Candidates have filed their first quarterly campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission, detailing money that was donated, spent and the funds available as of the end of the period Dec. 31.
Here is a breakdown of the finance reports to the commission:
Columbia mayoral candidates
Buffaloe has reported the most raised of the five mayoral candidates.
Per a report to the ethics commission, Buffaloe has raised a total of $25,395.92.
Her total monetary donations equal $18,435.04, with in-kind donations of $1,960.38. She also reported a loan taken out under her name for $5,000.
Her expenditures totaled $2,080.86, bringing her total money on hand at the end of the reporting period to $21,354.18.
Donations have come from 103 people, with an average donation of $192 per person, Buffaloe wrote in a news release on Jan. 20.
Minchew reported the second-highest amount raised with $12,525, all in monetary donations from 14 individuals.
He has spent $6,422.20 on his campaign.
At the end of the reporting period, he reported having $6,102.80 on hand.
Greg DeLine, president of the board of Phoenix Programs on which Minchew serves as a member and past president, donated $10,000 to Minchew's campaign.
Seamon reported $5,395.01 as the total of all receipts from the period, of which $2,002 were monetary donations, $1,819.96 were in-kind and $1,573.05 were from five separate loans taken out in his name.
He received 31 individual monetary donations and four in-kind.
His expenditures totaled $2,013.70 for the period.
By the close of the period, Seamon reported that he had $1,736.98 on hand, including $175.63 that he held at the start of the period.
Oropallo reported her total of all receipts to the commission as $3,540.17.
Nineteen individual monetary donations totaled $1,540.17. The remaining funds came from a $2,000 loan.
Her expenditures totaled $1,596.91, leaving Oropallo with $1,943.56 on hand at the close of the period.
Heath's report showed that neither an amount spent or received for her campaign totaled more than $500.
City Council candidates
Erica Pefferman - Ward 4
Pefferman reported raising $5,650 in total monetary donations from nine individuals.
She recorded expenditures of $3,618.57, of which $148.17 was incurred on a credit card and $22.17 was in-kind.
At the close of the period, Pefferman reported having $2,201.77 on hand.
Nick Foster - Ward 4
Foster reported a total of $4,861.25 raised, of which $4,761.26 was monetary and $99.99 was in-kind.
His expenditures totaled $874.57, bringing his money on hand at the close of the period to $3,886.69.
Karl Skala - Ward 3
No report filed.
Roy Lovelady - Ward 3
No report filed.
This article originally appeared on Columbia Daily Tribune: Columbia mayoral and council candidates file campaign finance reports