The Reporter covers Miller, Morgan and Camden County in Central Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks and is published once per week on Wednesdays.

 

Published October 31, 2018

With election days away the money keeps flowing
CAMDEN COUNTY – With the election just days away, some local candidates are still fundraising to get votes while others are cruising along with the money they have already brought in.

Financial reports are required to be filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) if any donations are received by a candidate. Reports must be filed at the end of each quarter, with due dates of April 15 (for the first quarter) July 15 (for the second quarter) October 15 (for the third quarter) and January 15 for the fourth quarter.

Other financial reports are required to be filed just after each election and if a candidate receives a sizable amount in a single donation. There are no campaign contribution limits for local candidates.

Camden County Presiding Commissioner


There are three names on the ballot for this position, current incumbent Greg Hasty (Republican) challengers Shari Gaddy (Democrat) and Marshall Peterson (Libertarian).

Greg Hasty
According to his MEC report, Hasty has raised a total of $15,072.90 this entire election cycle. He added another $800 during the third quarter reporting period in a donation to his own campaign.

Expenditures
• $405 to MSW Interactive on September 26 for “website hosting”
• $221.97 for “gas and car expense”

Shari Gaddy
According to her MEC report, she has raised a total of $4,210 for this election.

During the third quarter period (July through September) she brought in $981 with $350 in donations, a $431 in-kind contribution and a $200 loan from Marshall Gaddy, of Linn Creek, MO on September 21.

Contributions
• $100 from John Jean Huhman, from Lumberton TX on September 13
• $100 from John Page, of Camdenton, MO on September 25
• $100 from Edmond Thomas, of Camdenton, MO on September 21
• An in-kind contribution of $431 from Nancy Bates, of Camdenton, MO on September 13

Expenditures
• $658.81 to Brown Printing, of Jefferson City, MO on September 13 for “Advertising Materials”
• $717.45 to Brown Printing, of Jefferson City, MO on September 25 for “Advertising Materials”

Marshall Peterson has no report filed and is not listed with the MEC.

County Clerk

Rowland Todd (Republican) is facing Libertarian challenger James O’Brien.

Todd filed a Limited Activity report with no donations and no expenditures for the third quarter period.

O’Brien has no report filed and is not listed with the MEC.

Circuit Clerk

Jo McElwee (Republican) is facing the same challenger she faced in the August Primary – Melissa Mackay (Democrat).

Mackay ran as a Republican in the August Primary against McElwee and lost. McElwee received 4,336 votes with Mackay gathering 3,782.

Democrat Joanne Bodziony received 1,699 votes.

After the August Primary, Bodziony dropped out of the race which allowed Democrats to appoint her replacement. Mackay jumped from the Republican ship to the Democrat ship and is once again facing McElwee for the office.

Jo McElwee
McElwee brought in $1,500 in donations during the third quarter period to bring her total brought in for the entire election period to $9,368.60.

Contributions (All contributions were monetary with no in-kind contributions).
• $600 from the Camden County MO Republican Central Committee, located in Camdenton, MO, on September 10
• $300 from Kathy Fewell, of Camdenton, MO on July 18
• $250 from Fibersteel Marine Service, of Camdenton, MO on September 12
• $200 from Willis Hansen, of Lake Ozark, MO on July 19
• $100 from Cisar Law Firm of Lake Ozark, MO on August 1
• $50 from Robert Beattie, of Four Season, MO on September 30

Expenditures
• $562.50 to Michael Feeback, of Lake Ozark MO on August 15 for “Campaign Worker”
• $531.14 to Victory Companies, of Davenprt, IA on September 5 for “Campaign Signs”
• $486.52 to Smart Postal Center, of Osage Beach, MO on July 30 for “Campaign Mailings”
• $437.15 to herself on August 10 for “Reimbursement out of pocket campaign expenses”
• $391.95 to herself on August 12 for “Reimbursement out of pocket campaign expenses”
• $375 to Michael Feeback, of Lake Ozark MO on July 13 for “Campaign Worker”
• $312 to herself on July 18 for “Reimbursement for campaign shirts”
• $239 to Viper Communications, of Osage Beach, MO on August 31 for “radio ads”
• $225 to Michael Feeback, of Lake Ozark MO on July 30 for “Campaign Worker”
• $200.40 to Jones Outpost Restaurant, of Montreal, MO on July 15 for “Ice Cream Social”
• $200 to Bob Beattie, of Four Season, MO on August 22 for “1/2 of late report fee”
• $134.34 to Smart Postal Center, of Osage Beach, MO on July 30 for Campaign Flier Mailings
• $127 to Viper Communications, of Osage Beach, MO on August 31 for “radio ads”
• $106.43 to herself on September 6 for “Reimbursement out of pocket campaign expenses”

Melissa Mackay
Mackay listed $500 in monetary contributions and $500 in loans for her third quarter report.

Contributions
• $500 came from the Camden County Democratic Committee, located in Osage Beach, MO on September 14
• The $500 loan was from herself to her campaign

Expenditures
• $261.84 to Instant Signs & Banners, of Lake Ozark, MO on September 5 for “signs”
• $243.79 to “Lowe’s-sign supplies”
• $183.65 for “gas-hanging signs and campaigning”
• $172.14 for “candy expense for parades and festivals”
• $100.20 to Lake Printing, of Osage Beach, MO on September 13 for “biography ads”
• $75 to Mo’s Special T’s, of Linn Creek, MO on September 21 for “campaign tee shirts”
• $70.18 to Instant Signs & Banners, of Lake Ozark, MO on September 18 for “business cards”
• $60 to Hillbilly Fair Vendor Chairman, of Laurie, MO on September 11 for “Hillbilly Fair Booth”
• $50 to Camdenton Area Chamber of Commerce, of Camdenton, MO on September 11 for “Camdenton Airshow Booth for Election”
• $35 to City of Osage Beach on September 13 for “Osage Beach Fall Festival Booth”
• $25 to Laurie Sunrise Beach Rotary, of Camdenton, MO on September 18 for “Westlake Street Machine Booth for Election”

County Recorder

Current incumbent Donnie Snelling (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. Snelling had no contributions or expenditures for the third quarter period.

Prosecuting Attorney

Current incumbent Heather Miller (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. Miller has no report filed and is not listed with the MEC.

County Auditor

Incumbent Jimmy Laughlin (Republican) is facing Challenger Michael Dorf (Independent) for the position.

Jimmy Laughlin filed a Limited Activity report with no donations and no expenditures for the third quarter period.

Michael Dorf brought in $1,450 for the third quarter period and all of it was a loan from himself to his campaign.

Expenditures
• $960 to KRMS, of Osage Beach, MO on September 24 for “Advertising”
• $551.32 to Ace Graphics, of Camdenton, MO on August 17 for “Advertising”

County Collector

Current incumbent Teresa Murray (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. Murray has no report filed and is not listed as active with the MEC.

Circuit Judge, Circuit 26, Division 1

Current incumbent Matt Hamner (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. Hamner had one contribution ($1.30) during the third quarter brining his total raised this election cycle to $29.47.

The $1.30 was bank interest on the “Money on Hand” amount of $9,297.94. He had no expenditures this quarter.

Associate Circuit Judge Division 4
Current incumbent Michael Gilley (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. Gilley has no report filed and is not listed with the MEC.

Associate Circuit Judge Division 5
Current incumbent Aaron Koeppen (Republican) is the only name on the ballot for this position. He had no contributions or expenditures for the third quarter period.

The election will be held Tuesday, November 6.

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