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Cole County candidates turn in campaign finance reports

Cole County candidates turn in campaign finance reports

August 1st, 2018 by Jeff Haldiman in Local News

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Campaign finance reports for candidates in contested Cole County races in the Aug. 7 primary were due Monday for the period of July 1-30.

Prosecuting attorney

In the race for Cole County prosecutor, Republican challenger Locke Thompson and his committee, Friends for Locke Thompson, reported $8,305.57 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Other than a $250 contribution from Strategic Capitol Consulting of Chesterfield, the only other money reported received by the campaign during this time was a loan of $48,000 from Thompson himself.

Republican incumbent Prosecutor Mark Richardson and his committee, Richardson for Prosecutor, reported $9,983.54 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Those giving contributions of $100 or more included Chris Schmidt, of Jefferson City, $200; Anthony Benjamin, of Champaign, Illinois, $250; Harvey Tettlebaum, of California, $100; Thomas Horn, of Lohman, $100; John Kerr, of Jefferson City, $150; Mike and Paige Kampeter, of Jefferson City, $1,000; Chris and Tracey Estes, of Jefferson City, $450; Laura Payne, of Jefferson City, $150; Mary and Roger Adrian, of Jefferson City, $500; Noel Bisges, of Jefferson City, $200; Roy and Jackie Beal, of Jefferson City, $150; Missouri Corrections Officers Association, $250; JT Tharp, of Jefferson City, $500; Randy and Laura Dampf, of Jefferson City, $200; Byron and Marilyn Smith, of Jefferson City, $800; Pat Copeland, of Jefferson City, $800; Jack Copeland, of Jefferson City, $800; and Donald Renkemeyer, of Jefferson City, $200.

The campaign also got a $3,000 loan from Richardson himself.

The winner of the Republican primary will face presumed Democratic nominee Deidre Hirner in the November general election.

Associate circuit judge

In the race for Cole County associate circuit judge, Republican candidate Tim Anderson and his committee, Tim Anderson for Cole County, reported $3,908.06 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Those giving contributions of $100 or more included Pat and Kathy Gunn, of Pleasanton, California, $1,000; Phil LePage, of Jefferson City, $100; Janice Webb, of Jefferson City, $100; Fred Gaines, of Jefferson City, $100; Mark Meller, of Lohman, $100; Michael Murray, of Jefferson City, $100; Renita Landers, of Kansas City, $2,600; Jefferson Bank PAC, $200; and Millie Aulbur, of Jefferson City, $180.

The other Republican candidate for associate circuit judge, Cotton Walker, and his campaign, Cotton Walker for Judge, reported $16,085.90 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Those giving contributions of $100 or more included Charles Sticklen, of Joplin, $250; Dan Bax, of Jefferson City, $100; Richard Hirst, of Jefferson City, $1,000; Christina Neff, of Jefferson City, $600; Michael Denney, of Jefferson City, $100; Sherrie Brant, of Jefferson City, $100; Rick Naught, of Jefferson City, $100; Chandra Prasad, of Jefferson City, $200; Kenneth Littlefield, of Jefferson City, $250; Irene Tergin, of Jefferson City, $100; Donna Cook, of Jefferson City, $100; Ronald Carroll, of Jefferson City, $100; Chris Schmidt, of Jefferson City, $200; Lloyd Downard, of Jefferson City, $100; Mark Rhoads, of Jefferson City, $500; Noel Bisges, of Jefferson City, $100; Thomas Storey, of Jefferson City, $100; Phillip Green, of Jefferson City, $100; Corrine Beakley, of Jefferson City, $100; John Ruth, of Jefferson City, $100; Melanie Musick-Foley, of Jefferson City, $250; Sharon Keating, of Jefferson City, $350; Matt Mertens, of Jefferson City, $100; Charles Hatfield, of Jefferson City, $100; Nancy Hoey, of Jefferson City, $100; Tricia Wolters, of Jefferson City, $200; and Joan Firley, of Jefferson City, $350.

The winner of the Republican primary will face presumed Democratic nominee Gaylin Rich Carver in the November general election. Incumbent Judge Tom Sodergren is not running for re-election.

Recorder of deeds

In the race for Cole County recorder of deeds, Republican challenger Judy Ridgeway and her committee, Ridgeway 4 Recorder, reported $2,086.80 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

The only money received by the campaign during this period was a $3,000 loan from Doug Ridgeway, of Jefferson City.

Incumbent Republican Recorder Ralph Bray and his committee, Citizens to Elect Ralph Bray, reported $836.41 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Bray's campaign reported no contributions or loans during the reporting period.

The winner of the Republican primary will face presumed Democratic nominee Ted Stewart in the November general election.