Because of a typographical error, the total spending last year in former mayor Walter E. Washington's unsuccessful campaign for reelection was incorrectly stated in a news story yesterday. According to the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance, Washington collected $293,398 and spent $289,591.

Candidates for mayor and seven District of Columbia City Council seats collected and spent more than $2 million in last year's election campaigns, the D.C. Office of Campaign Finance reported yesterday.

Marion Barry collected more than one quarter of the citywide total -- $508,167 -- in his successful primary and general election campaigns for mayor. He spent $491,713, the campaign finance office said.

The office, an arm of the city's Board of Elections and Ethics, said 14 registered political action groups sponsored by unions, business groups and political parties donated $271,562 to the campaign treasuries of the candidates they supported.

Other than the totals from the political action committees, the campaign spending report did not break down the sources of funds donated to candidates or the purposes of the spending.

Nor did it break down the expenditures between the primary and general elections. In the mayoral campaign, the bulk of the spending was in the three-way race among Barry, former mayor Walter E. Washington and former council chairman Sterling Tucker.

Up to Jan. 31, the cutoff date for the report, Tucker listed receipts of $394,147 and spending of $392,609, while Washington listed receipts of $293.398 and spending of $239,591.

Among other mayoral candidates, the contributions were as follows (with spending omitted): John Ray, $30,190; Dorothy Maultsby, $6,532; Arthur Fletcher, $69,064; Richard Jackson, $150, Glova Scott, $90; Susan Pennington, $270, and Wilmur Davis, $750. Fletcher was the Requblican nominee against Barry in the November general election.

Arrington Dixon collected $157,202 in his successful race for City Council chairman, topping former council member Douglas E. Moore, who collected $21,000, and the Rev. John G. Martin, who collected $2,133.

Although official reports before the September primary election showed H. R. Crawford leading in the contributions sweepstakes in the campaigns for two at-large council seats, the final figures put Betty Ann Kane -- the succesful Democratic nominee for one of the seats -- out front.

Kane collected $57,478 to Crawford's $44,553. The other successful candidate, Statehood Party member Hilda Mason, collected $25,356.

Other at-large candidates and their campaign contributions were: Hector Rodriquez, $14,843; Goldie Johnson, $4,615; Warren A. Hemphill Sr., $4,617; Lee S. Manor, $2,948; Robert Brown, $100; JePhunneh Lawrence, $2,643; Marie Nahikian, $14,493, and Stuart Rosenblatt, $1,743.

Following are the contributions reported by candidates for ward seats on the council:

WARD 1 -- David A. Clarke, winner, $17,129; Calfin Wingfield, $586; Frank Smith, $6,848; Antonio Grillo, $50, and Suzanne Klebe, $25.

WARD 3 -- Polly Shackleton, winner, $7,610; Alexander Cartner, $1,871; Joel Joseph, $1,311, and Mark Looney, $535.

WARD 5 -- William R. Spaulding, winner, $7,010; Robert Artisst, $12,841; Roland Rier, $4,595; Bernice Just, $1,378; Jonathan Owen, $2,517; Juanita Morgan, $858; Robert King, $3,426; Evgene Phelps, $321 and Virgil Thompson, $867.

WARD 6 -- Nadine P. Winter, winner, $39,441; Patricia Press, $27,197; George Gurley, $575; George William, $40; Charlotte Holmes, $2,514, and Sonny Better, $100.

Contributions reported by political action groups were:

American Fdeeration of State, County and Municipal Employees, $5,400; C&P Telephone PAC, $1,849; D.C. Bankers, $3,484; D.C. Commerce and Industrial PAC (Board of Trade members), $108,302; D.C. Hotels, $5,963; D.C. Republican Committee, $61,655; D.C. Republican Dinner Committee, $20,265.

Also, D.C. Socialist Workers, $1,858; Local 639 DRIVE Chapter, $5,133; Nurse Push, $1,582; Thank You Walter Washington/Sterling Tucker Committee (formed to liquidate campaign debts), $46,600; Women Involved in Politics, $625; Washington Realtors PAC, $7,311, and Washington Gas Light PAC, $1,401.