The three candidates in next week’s special election in Missouri Senate District 8 have turned in their campaign finance reports required eight days before the election.

Democrat Hillary Shields, Republican Mike Cierpiot and independent Jacob Turk are on the ballot next Tuesday. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The district includes Blue Springs, Grain Valley and most of Lee’s Summit.

The reports reflect only money raised and spent by the candidates’ committees, not money spent on the campaign by outside groups or individuals. The reports cover money raised Oct. 1 through Oct. 26 but also show cumulative contributions by donors for the entire campaign, and that is how donors are listed below. A large majority of contributions are monetary; some are in kind. Reports are filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, where they are available online.


• Jacob Turk for State Senate reports having raised $5,788 for this election and having spent $644. He had $125.29 on hand as of Oct. 1 and $5,663 on hand Oct. 26.

Turk reports 10 contributions, all from individuals. Donors giving of $300 or more are:

• $1,000 – Gail Turk, retired, of Dublin, Texas.

• $500 – Jeff Henshew of Lee’s Summit, self-employed electrician; and James Tompkins of Lee’s Summit, an architect with Tompkins Associates.

• $300 – Dennis Schuller, Lee’s Summit, retired.


• Shields for State Senate reports having raised $123,572 for this election and having spent $60,358. She had $43,178 on hand as of Oct. 1 and $51,470 on hand Oct. 26.

Shields reported 557 contributions from individuals and political action committees. Donors giving $300 or more are:

• $2,000 – Leanne Wiedmann of Mission Hills, Kan., a scientist at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research.

• $1.500 – Service Employees International Union Missouri State Council, St. Louis; Planned Parenthood Votes – St. Louis, of St. Louis.

• $1,300 – Heavy Constructors Laborers’ Union Local 663 PAC, Kansas City.

• $1,190 – Chris Kornbluth of Grain Valley, clinical social worker at Pathways Community Health.

• $1,135 – Connie Mitchell of Lee’s Summit, writer at The Write Image.

• $1,100 – Adam Smith of Lee’s Summit, attorney at the Polsinelli law firm.

• $1,000 – Jeanne Reiss of Kansas City, retired; Laborers Union Local 264 PAC, Kansas City; Roger Wright of Lee’s Summit, attorney with Wright & Baughman; International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 53 Voluntary Political Fund, Kansas City; United Auto Workers Region 5 Midwest States Political Action Committee, Hazelwood, Missouri; JCDC Truman PAC, Kansas City; United Transportation Union PAC, Jefferson City; Heavy Constructors Association Local PAC, Kansas City; Local 41 Political Action Fund, Kansas City; Nathan Black of Kansas City, vice president of solutions, Chronicle Graphics.

• $800 – Communication Workers of America, Washington, D.C.

• $753 – Sarah Starnes of Kansas City, retired.

• $750 – United Steelworkers of America District 11 Non-Federal 527 Account, Minneapolis, Minn.

• $700 – Phyllis Reeves of Kansas City, homemaker.

• $650 – Sandy Querry of Independence, retired.

• $600 – Sue Ridings of Independence, retired; Stephen Webber of Columbia, Mo., chair of the Missouri Democratic Party.

• $550 – Nancy Low-Smith of Kansas City, KC Healthy Kids.

• $500 – Greater Kansas City Women’s Political Caucus, Kansas City; Christine Blegen of Lee’s Summit, attorney with the Blegan Law Firm; Mark Van Blaricum of Lee’s Summit, food truck entrepreneur; Colleen Sullivan-Russo of Lee’s Summit, Crittenton nurse practitioner; John Boyd of Independence, attorney with Boyd Kenter Thomas & Parrish; Roofers Local 20 PAC, Raytown; Charlotte Folsom of Lee’s Summit, retired; David Roberts of Clayton, Missouri, retired; Teamsters Local 838 Political Action Fund, Kansas City; Teamsters Local 955 PAC Fund, Kansas City; Barry Aycock of Parma, Missouri, farmer; Charles and Jan Foland of Belton, both retired; Ursula Terrasi of Kansas City, self-employed.

• $492 – Mary Roberts of Lee’s Summit, retired.

• $450 – William Strickler of Lee’s Summit, insights and analytics manager at Hallmark Cards.

• $410 – Lydia Davis of Lee’s Summit, retired.

• $400 – Nancy Copenhaver of Moberly, Missouri, retired; Rita Rothschild of St. Louis, homemaker; Lana Ultican of Blue Springs, retired.

• $383 – Laurie Ullrich of Independence, graphic designer at Hallmark Cards.

• $350 – Elizabeth Glynn of Kansas City, CEO of Travois; Catherine Eschmann of Lee’s Summit, retired.

• $348 – Ruth Dickinson of Smithville, engineer.

• $335 – State Rep. Judy Morgan, D-Kansas City.

• $320 – Leslie Mark of Mission Hills, Kansas, artist.

• $300 – Missouri Women’s Leadership Coalition PAC, Kansas City; Heat & Frost Insulators & Allied Workers Local 1, Bridgeton, Mo.; Joan Adam of Kansas City, retired; Mary Strickler of Lee’s Summit, teacher; Johnda Boyce of Kansas City, attorney with Legal Aid of Western Missouri; Rush Robinson of Maryland Heights, Mo., president of the St. Louis College of Health Careers; Rebecca Ehrich of Kansas City, Meritas Health Briarcliff nurse practitioner; Iva Youkilis of St. Louis, professor at Washington University; Lisa Klofhorn of Alameda, Calif., retired.


• Missourians for Mike Cierpiot reports having raised $400,491 for this election and having spent $352,995 in this period. He reported having $231,545 on hand as of Oct. 1 and $17,172 on hand Oct. 26.

Cierpiot reported 154 contributions from individuals and political action committees. Donors giving of $300 or more are:

• $2,600 – John Simon of St. Louis, attorney; Margaret Simon of St. Louis, homemaker; Tim Drury of Huntleigh, Mo., Drury Hotels; Brad Lager of Savannah, Mo., Herzog Corp.; Dianna Andresen of Shawnee, Kan., homemaker; Mark Andresen of Shawnee, Kan., Mark Andresen PC; Ketchmark & McCreight PC, Leawood, Kan.; Jennifer McCreight of Leawood, Kan., homemaker; Scott McCreight of Leawood, Kan., attorney; Susan Ketchmark of Leawood, Kan., homemaker; Mike Ketchmark of Leawood, Kan., attorney; Alia Rutler of Shawnee, Kan., homemaker; Jay Rutler, Shawnee, Kansas, interactive media; Courtney Fadler of Kansas City, homemaker; Ben Fadler of Kansas City, attorney; Sean Moore of Leawood, Kansas, OCM Financial; Arthur Moore of Leawood, Kansas, homemaker; Stanley Herzog of St. Joseph, Herzog Corp.; MBA Truman Regional PAC, Jefferson City; KC Bizpac of Greater Kansas City; Growth & Investment for Missouri PAC, St. Louis; MHA PAC, Jefferson City; Dealers Interested in Government PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri First PAC, Jefferson City; Mo Cable PAC, Jefferson City; Missourians for Responsible & Better Government, Jefferson City; Enterprise Holdings Inc. PAC, St. Louis; Missouri Senate Leadership PAC, Lake St. Louis, Mo.; Empire District Electric Company PAC, Joplin, Mo.; Blue Cross & Blue Shield PAC, Kansas City; Ford Motor Company PAC, Dearborn, Mich.; Missouri Insurance PAC, Jefferson City; A Better Missouri PAC, Jefferson City; Cheyenne International, Grover, N.C.; Onder, Shelton, O’Leary & Peterson, St. Louis.

• $2,500 – Missouri Growth PAC, Perryville, Mo.; Missouri AG PAC, Jefferson City.

• $2,300 – BNSF RailPAC, Fort Worth, Texas.

• $2,000 – Credit Union PAC, Jefferson City.

• $1,500 – MO Bev Pac, Jefferson City; Missouri American Water Employees PAC, St. Louis; Caesars Entertainment Corp. PAC, Las Vegas.

• $1,300 – AT&T Missouri PAC, St. Louis; Ameren Missouri PAC, Jefferson City.

• $1,250 – Bev Worth of Lee’s Summit, retired.

• $1,000 – Greg Porter of Kansas City, consultant; Janet Short of Lee’s Summit, homemaker; Terrence and Peggy Dunn of Leawood, Kan, JE Dunn; Donald J. Hall of Kansas City, Hallmark; David E. Hall of Kansas City, Hallmark; Donald J. Hall Jr. of Kansas City, Hallmark; Warren Erdman of Kansas City, Kansas City Southern; LB Eckelkamp of Washington, Mo., Bank of Washington; William White of Joplin, Mo., attorney; Missouri Cattlemen’s Association PAC, Columbia, Mo.; Missouri Chamber PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Pork PAC, Jefferson City; Mallinkrodt LLC PAC, Washington, D.C.; Missouri Corn Growers Association State PAC, Jefferson City; Centene Corp PAC, St. Louis; Southern Glazers Missouri PAC, Jefferson City; POLPAL, Jefferson City; WH Brown LLC, Lee’s Summit; Husch Blackwell law firm, Kansas City; McCownGordon Construction, Kansas City; Star Excavation, Lee’s Summit; PBAJ Management, Lee’s Summit; Express Scripts PAC, St. Louis.

• $750 – Pfizer PAC, New York City.

• $523 – Jim Polsinelli of Kansas City, attorney.

• $500 – John Cozad of Platte City, consultant; William and Christena Gautreaux of Kansas City, retired; Thomas Turner III of Mission Hills, Kan., Charter American Mortgage; Leo Morton of Leawood, Kan., Debruce Companies; Thomas and Lori Whittaker of Kansas City, attorney; Stephen Dunn of Fairway, Kan., JE Dunn; W. Russell Welsh of Kansas City, attorney; William Cosentino of Lee’s Summit, Price Chopper; William Terrence Kilroy of Kansas City, attorney; Rural Telecommunications Committee PAC, Jefferson City; Boeing Company PAC, Arlington, Va.; Missouri Retailers/Missouri Grocers Association PAC, Jefferson City; Kit Bond Strategies, St. Louis; J&J Ventures Gaming of Missouri, Effingham, Ill.; Dentons US, Chicago;

• $300 – Missouri Ambulatory Surgery Center Association PAC, Jefferson City; Tucker Chiropractic, Blue Springs.