Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross raised and spent significantly more money than his opponent, Michael Freeman.

Blue Springs Mayor Carson Ross raised and spent significantly more money than his opponent, Michael Freeman.

The following information is based on financial disclosures since Jan. 1, 2012.

Ross filed his forms at the Jackson County Election Board in Independence, and Freeman filed his with the Missouri Ethics Commission, which can be viewed online.

Ross raised $4,850 in monetary donations since Jan. 1. He received $816.76 in in-kind donations during the same period.

Freeman raised $1,885 in monetary donations since Jan. 1, and he received no in-kind donations during this period.

Neither candidate is in debt, according to documents.

Expenses between the two candidates also differed significantly, with Ross spending $5,408 total and Freeman spending $1,885.

Ross, whose total campaign balance as of March 22 was $19,253.97, used the business services of two current City Council members, Jeff Quibell, who owns CPros, and Kent Edmondson, who owns Kwik Kopy.

Ross spent $2,500 at CPros and received $816.76 of in-kind services. At Kwik Kopy, Ross spent $433.58.

Freeman had a zero balance as of March 22, and expense details were not listed on documents from the Missouri Ethics Commission.

The following is the list of contributors and the amount they gave the candidates. For $100 or less, the donors are not required to identify themselves.

Carson Ross
$1,000 – Kenneth Frasier, Blue Springs, retired.
$500 – Kansas City Power and Light, Kansas City; Robert Balderston of Blue Springs Ford; Hoefer Wysock Architecture, Leawood, Kan.; Hallmark Cards, Kansas City; Meyer Laboratory, Blue Springs; The Lamar Companies, Baton Rouge, La.;
$250 – W.H. Brown, Lee’s Summit, Spectrum Consulting.
$200 – Kevin Sweeney, Kansas City, attorney.
Ross received $400 total in donations of $100 or less since Jan. 1, 2012.

Michael Freeman
$600 – Envirostar Waste Services, Blue Springs
$250 – Deborah Dooley, Blue Springs, home maker.
$150 – Angela Newmaster, Blue Springs, Blue Springs School District; John Phillips, Blue Springs, GE Electric.
$100 – Richard Godwin, Blue Springs, retired.
Freeman reported $635 total from donors giving $100 or less.