Independence City Council At-Large candidates Patrick Cierpiot and Christopher Whiting raised amounts that are within nearly $3,400 of one another this election cycle, with Cierpiot raising more.

Independence City Council At-Large candidates Patrick Cierpiot and Christopher Whiting raised amounts that are within nearly $3,400 of one another this election cycle, with Cierpiot raising more.

Cierpiot also spent more on his campaign than Whiting. Both are running for the nonpartisan at-large seat that was left vacant by Lucy Young’s resignation in July. The election is Tuesday.

PATRICK CIERPIOT
Cierpiot had no money on hand at the start of his campaigning. He made a loan of $1,000 to his own campaign, and according to the financial disclosure statements filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, he has raised $12,367.34 this election cycle.

Cierpiot’s campaign reported spending $7,452.78 during the entire election cycle. His main expenses included election board data and maps, petition gatherer, push piece fliers, copy fliers, copies, yard signs and campaign consulting and services.

Contributions to Cierpiot’s campaign include the following:

• Total contributions less than $100 – $870.
• $100 – Dana Cash, Platte City, Mo., sales; Marty Noble, Richardson, Texas, Extend Health; Nancy Sanders, Independence, Social Security; Joe Weir, Independence, auto sales; Karen Bright, Lee’s Summit, homemaker; Interstate Underground Warehouse & Industrial Park Inc., Kansas City; Patrick Wilson, Independence, consultant; Gerald Cierpiot, Kansas City, HVAC; Derek Holland, Lee’s Summit, UIS; The Grubb Law Firm P.C., Independence; and Marie Baggett, Independence, retired.
• $125 – Kari Neill, Independence, Children’s Mercy; Mike Fielding, Independence, lawyer.
• $180 – Patrick Cierpiot (candidate), Independence, lawyer.
• $200 – Michael Englert, Independence, lawyer; Turkey Ridge Development Inc., Lee’s Summit; and Richard Neill, Independence, Center Place Restoration School.
• $250 – Friends of Todd Richardson committee, Poplar Bluff, Mo.; Heavy Constructors Association PAC, Kansas City; Citizens for Torpey committee, Independence; and The Gamble Co. Inc., Independence.
• $350 – Robert Murphy, Independence, attorney.
• $4,925 – Missourians for Mike Cierpiot committee, Lee’s Summit.
• In-kind contributions: $35, UMB Bank, Independence; $500, Missourians for Mike Cierpiot committee, Lee’s Summit; and $1,557.34, Citizens to Elect Dougherty, Independence.

CHRISTOPHER WHITING

Whiting had no money on hand at the start of his campaigning. According to the financial disclosure statements filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, he has raised $8,993.37 this election cycle.

Whiting’s campaign reported spending $5,445.13 during the entire election cycle. His expenses included mailer postage, building a website, sign posts and endorsement cards.

Contributions to Whiting’s campaign include the following:

• Total contributions less than $100 – $785
• $100 – Allen Lefko, Grain Valley, banker; Dwight Barnhard, Independence, foundry owner; Bruce VanCompernolle, Independence, IBEW 53; Glenda Price, Independence, retired; Karen Hawley, Independence, nurse; and United Steel Workers of Western MO and Eastern KS, Independence.
• $200 – Matthew Wiley, Independence, dentist; and IBEW Local No. 124, Kansas City.
• $250 – Carpenters District Council of Greater St. Louis and Vicinity, St. Louis; and Laborers Local Union No. 264 PAC, Kansas City.
• $400 – Sherry Whiting, Independence, retired.
• $500 – Citizens for Effective Leadership, Independence; and Greater Kansas City AFL-CIO, Kansas City.
• $1,000 – IBEW Local No. 53, Kansas City; and International Association of Fire Fighters Local No. 781, Independence.
• In-kind contributions: $3,068, LeVota for Missouri committee, Independence; and $240.37, Law Offices of Phil LeVota, Independence.