The 40-day-before campaign committee disclosure reports from Independence City Council at-large candidates show incumbent Karen DeLuccie with a large advantage in cash over Mike Huff and write-in candidate Matt Medley, while Brice Stewart has filed a statement of limited activity, meaning less than $500 in receipts and expenditures.
The four candidates are vying for the two council at-large seats in the April 3 election. Mayor Eileen Weir is unopposed for re-election.
DeLuccie's committee, Citizens for DeLuccie, showed $18,382 on hand at the beginning of the year, with $2,100 received and $2,575 spent for a total of $17,907 through Feb. 17.
The Committee To Elect Mike Huff For Council showed $2,435 on hand at the beginning of the year, with no expenditures through Feb. 17. Before the end of 2017, Huff reported $2,650 in receipts with $214 in expenditures.
Medley, who filed as a write-in candidate after the deadline to file as a candidate on the ballot, reported $4,131 in receipts through Feb. 17, with $1,116 spent for $3,015 on hand.
In the last quarter of 2017, DeLuccie raised more than $6,600 in contributions of $500 or less. This year she has received $2,000 from Blue Springs restaurant owner Gerald Hansen.
Huff received $500 contributions from IBEW Local Nos. 53 and 124 and loaned his own campaign $1,500.
Medley has received $600 from Trevor Tilton of Odessa and $500 from International Association of Firefighters Local 781, with all other contributions $300 or less.