Two individuals are trying to unseat incumbent Rep. Bryan Pratt to serve the 55th District in the Missouri House of Representatives.

However, when looking at campaign finance reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Pratt, R-Blue Springs, has a substantial lead in fundraising over the other two candidates.

Pratt is running against Democrat Mike’Donnell and Libertarian Kevin Parr. The election is Nov. 4.

According to  eight-day before election reports filed Oct. 27, Pratt had $85,213.94 on hand at the beginning of the reporting period, which began Oct. 1. He raised $34,450 during October and spent $49,819.09, mainly on advertising, mailings and postage.

In comparison, O’Donnell has raised $5,232.39 during the course of the election cycle. A majority of the funds, $3,551.39, are in the form of loans made to himself.

Of that, he has spent $3,769.83. The majority, like his opponent, was spent on mailings, postage and advertising.

Parr filed for an exemption with the Ethics Commission certifying that neither the amount of contributions received nor the amount of expenditures will exceed $500. Because of the exemption, he was not required to complete a full financial disclosure report and has no contributions or expenditures to report.

Here are the donations made to Pratt and O’Donnell. The donations go back to the July quarterly report filed by each candidate.

Bryan Pratt


$50 – Patricia Lehman, Lee’s Summit.

$100 – Plumbing Industry Council, Maryland Heights, Mo. and Pat Lujin, Overland Park, Kan.

$125 – Bob Northrip, Mission Hills, Kan.; Eugene Balloun, Lenexa, Kan.; Andrew See, Kansas City; Roger Geary, Parkville, Mo.; Andrew Carpenter, Leawood, Kan.; Mark Anstoetter, Leawood; Eric Anielak, Kansas City; Matthew Miller, Prairie Village, Kan. and Daniel Shinn, Kansas City.

$150 – Steven McCarten, Leawood; Sherry Doctorian, Jefferson City; Gerard Grimaldi, Kansas City and Matthew Keenan, Overland Park.

$200 – Jeff Nelson, Overland Park; Logisticare Solutions L.L.C., Atlanta, Ga.; Casey’s General Stores, Ankeny, Iowa; Missouri Association of Municipal Utilities, Columbia, Mo. and Builders Association PAC, Kansas City.

$250 – Craig Gustafson, Shawnee, Kan.; Gene Voigts, Kansas City; QuikTrip Corporation, Tulsa, Okla.; Michael Moeller, Shawnee; Carol Poindexter, Blue Springs; Laurel Harbour, Leawood; David Brooks, Kansas City, Kan.; Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association, St. Louis; Coventry Management Services, Bethesda, Md.; Michael Gross, Shawnee and Billy Randles, Kansas City.

$300 – Missouri Rental Dealers Association PAC, Jefferson City; Shelter Insurance State PAC, Columbia; U.S. Oncology Inc., Houston, Texas; Missouri Concrete Association PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Consumer Lenders PAC, Jefferson City; Abbott Laboratories Employee PAC, Abbott Park, Ill.; Missouri Society of Certified Public Accountants PAC, St. Louis; Committee for Fair Apartment Legislation, Jefferson City; Missouri Podiatry PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Society of Pathologists, Columbia; Missouri State Chiropractors Association PAC, Jefferson City; Freedom Road Riders Inc. PAC, Bates City, Mo., and KCL Employees PAC, Kansas City.

$325 – Republican Organization of Legislative Assistants, Centertown, Mo.; Empire District Electric Co. PAC, Joplin, Mo.; Medco Health Solutions, Franklin Lakes, N.J.; St. Louis RCGA PAC, St. Louis; Aquila Inc., Kansas City; THF Maplewood South Development L.L.C., St. Louis; MLPA Legislative Fund, Jefferson City; Kansas City Regional Association of Realtors, Leawood; Emersons Missouri Responsible Government Fund, St. Louis; MBA Mark Twain Region PAC, Jefferson City (2); MBA Truman Region PAC, Jefferson City (2); MBA Capitol Region PAC, Jefferson City; MBA Ozark Region PAC, Jefferson City (2); MBA River Heritage Region PAC, Jefferson City (2); Teamsters Local 838 PAC, Kansas City; Missouri Chamber PAC, Jefferson City; MOSFA PAC Inc., Jefferson City; Missouri Professionals Mutual, St. Louis; Missouri State Teachers Association, Columbia and Credit Union PAC, St. Louis.

HCA Missouri Good Government Fund, Jefferson City; Johnson and Johnson Services Inc., Spring Hill, Kan.; Lake of the Ozarks Marine Dealers Association, Lake Ozark, Mo.; Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Bentonville, Ark.; AmerenUE PAC, Jefferson City; NFIB-Missouri Safe Trust, Washington D.C.; Monsanto Company, St. Louis; Motor Carrier Public Affairs, Jefferson City; Teamsters Local Union No. 41 PAC, Kansas City; Donald Hall, Kansas City; Harrah’s Operating Company Inc., Cordova, Tenn.; Adele Hall, Shawnee Mission, Kan.; Phillip Scaglia, Lee’s Summit, Mo.; Freedom of Road Riders Inc. PAC, Bates City; Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City; MoAHA PAC, Jefferson City; HBA of Greater KC, Kansas City; Missouri Freedom, Jefferson City; Mo. Association of Nurse Anesthetists PAC, Jefferson City; PT-PAC of Missouri, Jefferson City; NFIB-Missouri Safe Trust, Washington D.C. and Teamsters Local 838, Kansas City.

HCA Missouri Good Government Fund, Jefferson City; Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City; HUB Inc., Fenton, Mo.; Builders Association PAC, Kansas City; Missouri Rental Dealers Association PAC, Jefferson City; District 1 MHCA PAC, Jefferson City; MO Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Criminal Defense Lawyers PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers PAC, Jefferson City; Laclede PAC, St. Louis; MOSFA PAC, Jefferson City; Motor Carrier Public Affairs, Jefferson City; Heavy Constructors Association PAC, Kansas City; Taxpayers Unlimited Inc., Kansas City and Missouri State Council Firefighters PAC, St. Louis.

Consulting Engineers Council of Missouri PAC, Jefferson City; Missouri State Teachers Association, Columbia; Anschutz Kansas City Arena L.L.C., Kansas City; Missouri State Troopers Association PAC, Jefferson City; Stinson Morrison Heckler, L.L.P., Kansas City; Missouri Health Care Association PAC, Jefferson City; UST Public Affairs Inc., Stamford, Conn.; QuikTrip Corp., Tulsa, Okla.; MBA Gateway Region PAC, Jefferson City; MBA State PAC, Jefferson City; Sprint Nextel, Phoenix, Arz.; Missouri Renewable Fuels Association State PAC, Jefferson City; Comcast Cable Communications Holdings Inc., Philadelphia, Penn. (2); Bank of America PAC, Atlanta, Ga.; Laclede PAC, St. Louis; AstraZeneca, Kansas City and Buford Farrington, Overland Park.

$350 – MAFP PAC, Jefferson City.

$400 – Taxpayers Unlimited Inc., Kansas City; Missouri Dental Hygienists, Kansas City; 106th District Republican Committee, Farmington, Mo. and Heavy Constructors Association PAC, Kansas City.

$500 – Lathrop and Gage L.C., Kansas City; Kraft Foods Global Inc., Portland, Ore.; Missouri Medical PAC, Jefferson City; Penn National Gaming Inc., Wyomising, Penn.; Hallmark Cards Inc., Kansas City; Missouri Organization for Defense Lawyers PAC, Jefferson City; AGC of St. Louis PAC, St. Louis; Robert Adams, Kansas City; Missouri Pharmacy PAC, Jefferson City; General Motors Corporation PAC, Washington D.C.; Missouri Health Care Association PAC, Jefferson City; Cardiothoracic Anesthesia Associates PC, Kansas City and Cable PAC, Jefferson City.

MGE Employee PAC, Kansas City; ARDA, Washington D.C.; HCLC PAC, St. Louis; ConocoPhillips Company, Oklahoma City, Okla.; Kansas City Association of Realtors, Leawood; AMEPAC, Jefferson City; United Healthcare Services Inc., Minneapolis, Minn.; Missouri Pork PAC, Columbia; C. Patrick McLarney, Kansas City; NW MoDent PAC, Jefferson City; GKC MoDent PAC, Jefferson City; Ford Motor Company Civic Action Fund, Kansas City; Richard Hill, Gladstone, Mo.; Janelle K. Hegarty, Overland Park; John Johnston and Greenwood, Mo.

$700 – Merch and Co. Inc., West Point, Penn.

$750 – KCP&L Power PAC, Kansas City; Ameristar Casino Kansas City Inc., Kansas City; Ameristar Casino St. Charles, St. Charles, Mo. and Good Government for Missouri, St. Louis.

$1,000 – American Family Insurance PAC, St. Joseph, Mo.; Realtors PAC, Columbia; MIBA PAC, Liberty, Mo.; Missouri Insurance Coalition PAC, Jefferson City; Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City PAC, Kansas City; Motor Carrier Public Affairs, Jefferson City; Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce PAC, Kansas City; Burns and McDonnell, Kansas City; Union Pacific Railroad, Kansas City; MPCA PAC, Jefferson City; Downtown Council PAC, Kansas City; KCS Rail PAC, Kansas City; Beverly Worth, Lee’s Summit and T.E. Woods Homes, Blue Springs.

$1,050 – Health PAC, Jefferson City.

$1,500 – BNSF Railway Co., Fort Worth, Texas and MHA PAC, Jefferson City.

$2,500 – Missouri Society of Anesthesiologists PAC, Jefferson City.

$3,750 – Ameren UE PAC, Jefferson City (2).


Advertising – Lamar, Kansas City, Mo., $1,919; King Strategic Communications, Gahanna, Ohio, $4,201 and $16,803; Victory Enterprises, Ellisville, Mo., $250; Rod’s Sports, Blue Springs, $180; The Marvel Group, Blue Springs, $6,051.65, $8,524,09 and $5,770.32; Metro Voice Newspaper, Lee’s Summit, $504; Boelte-Hall, Roeland park, Kan., $1,590.21;

Postage – Postmaster, Blue Springs, $219

Voter contact – Shawn Forgey, Blue Springs, $189; Josiah Smith, Blue Springs, $110; Travis Logan, Kansas City, $50

Printing – The Marvel Group, Blue Springs, $1,698

Supplies – Sam’s Club, Independence, $243.29; Feldman’s, Blue Springs, $112.71

Fundraising – Capitol Consulting, Jefferson City, Mo., $1,708.07

Shirts – Rod’s Sports, Blue Springs, $288.49

Web site – Marvel Group, Blue Springs, $700

Sponsorship – Fox 4 Love Fund, $100

Mileage reimbursement – Bryan Pratt, $671.65


Mike O’Donnell


$100 – Patsy Dudenhoffer, Centerville, Iowa; House Capitol Democrats Inner Circle, Jefferson City; Farolyn Lenz, Gladstone, Mo.

$150 – Mike Mauer, Independence.

$300 – Teamsters Local Union No. 41, Kansas City.

$400 – Paul LeVota, Independence; United Eastern Democratic Campaign, Independence.


Yard signs – Almar Printing, Kansas City, $3,769.83

Cards and envelopes – Almar Printing, Kansas City, $218.44, $747.07 and $2,390.35

Lapel stickers – Almar Printing, $1,041.16