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Examiner
  • District 22 rivals nearly even in money raised for campaigns

  • State Rep. Brandon Ellington and his Democratic opponent Henry Carner raised amounts that are within $2,000 of one another this election cycle, with Ellington raising more. Ellington is seeking re-election in the new District 22 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Carner is making his first run for state office. The primary is Tuesday.

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  • State Rep. Brandon Ellington and his Democratic opponent Henry Carner raised amounts that are within $2,000 of one another this election cycle, with Ellington raising more. Ellington is seeking re-election in the new District 22 seat in the Missouri House of Representatives. Carner is making his first run for state office. The primary is Tuesday.
    BRANDON ELLINGTON
    In January, Ellington had $324.40 on hand. According to the financial disclosure statements filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, he has raised $18,429.50 this election cycle.
    Ellington’s campaign reported spending $8,398.94 during the entire election cycle. His main expenses included a website and its maintenance, campaign signs, postal stamps, campaign advertisements in The Call Kansas City, campaign cellphones, office supplies, fuel for delivering campaign materials and food/room rental for a fundraising event at Gates Bar B.Q.
    Ellington also made a $25 contribution to Citizens to Elect Littlejohn, Dwon Littlejohn’s campaign for Jackson County Sheriff.
    Contributions to Ellington’s campaign include the following:
    • During a fundraising event at Gates Bar B.Q., Ellington’s campaign collected $83 from persons whose names and addresses could not be obtained because they contributed to a basket filled with campaign buttons for donation.
    • He also received $25 in anonymous contributions.
    Total contributions less than $100 – $1,220
    $100 – Ben Kjelshus, Kansas City, retired; The Law Offices of Stephen R. Bough, Kansas City; Committee to Elect Gail McCann Beatty Election Committee, Kansas City; Jeffery C. Humfield, Kansas City, self-employed; Genaro R. Ruiz, Blue Springs, city of Kansas City employee; Friends of Theresa Garza Ruiz, Kansas City; Richard Brown, Kansas City; Gilbert Dean, Kansas City, human relations; Robert C. Bradley, Kansas City, retired; Mary Still, Columbia, Mo., state representative; Stanley Banks, Kansas City, Avila University; Tommie Pierson, St. Louis, state representative; Keith McHudson, Kansas City, Sears; Tommie Washington, Kansas City, retired; Allen Dillingham, Kansas City, Builders Association; R.D. James, Kansas City, retired; and Parson & Associates LLC, Kansas City.
    $110 – Benjamin Hyde, student, Kansas City; and Rhonda Gibson, Kansas City, self-employed.
    $150 – AT&T Missouri EmPAC, St. Louis; Local Union No. 124 Voluntary Political Fund, Kansas City; Clinton Adams, Kansas City, attorney; and Joan Adam, Kansas City, attorney.
    $200 – George Gates, Kansas City, Gates Bar B.Q.; Missouri School Administrators PAC, Jefferson City; Smith for Missouri, St. Louis; and John A. Sharp, Kansas City, Kansas City City Council member.
    $240 – Ester Holzendorf, Grandview, retired.
    $250 – Realtors Political Action Committee Missouri, Columbia, Mo.; Heavy Construction Laborers Local Union No. 663 PAC, Kansas City; Holsman for Missouri, Kansas City; Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors Missouri RPAC, Leawood, Kan.; KC MO Federation of Teachers State and Local Cope Fund, Kansas City; Roofers Local No. 20 PAC, Raytown; and Laborers Local Union No. 264 PAC, Kansas City.
    $300 – Citizens for Mike Talboy, Kansas City; Friends of Ryan McKenna, Crystal City, Mo.; Missouri Rental Dealers Association PAC, Jefferson City; and Mary Williams Neal, Kansas City, retired.
    Page 2 of 2 - $325 – United Transportation Union PAC, Jefferson City; Home Building Industry Political Action Committee, St. Louis; Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters PAC, Blue Springs; and John Bardgett & Associates Inc., Chesterfield, Mo.
    $350 – Teamsters Local Union No. 541, Kansas City; and MO BEV PAC, Jefferson City.
    $500 – Burns & McDonnell, Kansas City; Major Brands Inc. Political Action Committee, St. Louis; MHA Political Action Committee for Health, Jefferson City; Safer Families for Missouri, Jefferson City; Anheuser-Busch, St. Louis; Noranda Aluminum Inc., New Madrid, Mo.; and SEIU Missouri State Council PAC, St. Louis.
    $900 – Taxpayers Unlimited Inc., Kansas City.
    $1,000 – Committee to Elect Shalonn “Kiki” Curls, Kansas City; and Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City.
    In-kind contributions to Ellington’s campaign totaled $1,943.
    HENRY CARNER
    Carner had no money on hand at the start of his campaigning. Carner raised $16,869.82 for the election, including his own loan of $6,024 to the campaign.
    Carner’s campaign reported spending $5,799.26 through the entire election cycle. His main expenses included printing, postage, office supplies, caucus refreshments and fuel for canvassing.
    Contributions received include the following:
    Less than $100 – $90
    $100 – Sam LeVota, Independence, appraiser; Albert Schmidt, Slinger, Wis., salesman; Lake City U-Stor, Independence; and Linda Denton, Independence, retired.
    $200 – Harold Ethington, Independence, retired; and Cardwell & Associates Inc., Independence.
    $300 – Shirley Timmerman, Independence, self-employed/small business; and Political Action Committee, Kansas City.
    $355.82 – No More Bailouts, Kansas City.
    $500 – Teamsters Local Union No. 41, Kansas City; and  Pipefitters Volunteer Political Fund, Kansas City; Robert Murphy, Independence.
    $2,500 – International Association of Firefighters Local 781, Independence.
    $5,000 – IBEW Local 53 Voluntary Political Fund, Kansas City.

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