Hendricks leads candidates in campaign spending

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Finance reports show local spending on advertising, campaign material

In the two contested races for open office in Barry County, seven candidates have detailed their campaign spending, six through reporting to the Missouri Ethics Commission and one having not spent the required amount needed to file a report.

In the race for Barry County recorder of deeds, four candidates have spent a total of $7,355.67, and in the race for Barry County presiding commissioner, three candidates have spent $7,249.72.

Commissioner candidate John Hendricks is carrying spending for all candidate at $6,213.92. He received $7,300 in monetary contributions, plus another in-kind contribution of $900. Contributions from individuals range from $100 to $2.000, and Hendricks contributed $5,200 to himself. His expenditures are all for signage, including payments to SignTec in Aurora, the Seligman Chamber of Commerce and Print Group Inc., based in Ozark.

Commissioner candidate Gary Youngblood loaned his committee $1,000 and gave a personal in-kind contribution of $450. His expenditures include campaign cards, yard signs, a campaign booth and campaign signs. The largest expenditure was for $356 to Bullets and Bows for campaign signs. Other expenditures were to Sign Rocket, based in St. Paul, Minn., and the Shell Knob Chamber of Commerce.

Presiding commissioner and incumbent Cherry Warren loaned $2,500 to his committee, plus a personal in-kind contribution of $1,000. His expenditures include $185.50 on advertising.

Recorder candidate Danielle Still topped the expenditures list in the recorder’s race, personally loaning her committee $5,570 and spending all but $13.16 on T-shirts, signs, newspaper ads, hats, vehicle magnets and a Monett Chamber of Commerce booth rental. Signs were the largest expenditure, totaling $4,217.25 with Print Group Inc. Other expenditures included purchases at Forever Yours Embroidery, the Cassville Democrat, the Barry County Advertiser and Litho Printers, all in Cassville.

Recorder candidate Rodger Emo spent a total of $2,091.14 since April. On top of $2,300 in personal loans to his committee, Emo received a $300 monetary donation. His expenditures include campaign material, chamber membership fees and advertising, brochures and newspaper advertising. His largest expenditure was with the Monett Chamber of Commerce, spending a total of $659 on a membership fee and advertising. Other expenditures included purchases at the Seligman Chamber of Commerce, Vista Print and The Rattler.

Recorder candidate Angela Coones received $700 in monetary contributions from seven individuals, ranging from $50 to $250. She spent $244.73 on banners, graphics and a purchase at LeCompte’s Hardware in Cassville, which was the largest at $97.69. She also spent $50 in kind and received a $150 in-kind contribution.

Coones’ total monetary expenditures show $2,859.92, with $342.70 paid out in this reporting period and $2,517.22 in expenditures incurred. Those purchases included a total of $1,844.98 to Vista Print for signs, T-shirts and racks, plus a payment for homemade signs and to Signs on the Cheap, of Austin, Texas, for yard signs.

Recorder candidate Reese Hilburn said he spent $365.99 of his own money for yard signs and refused all donations. He did not have to file a campaign finance report since his spending was below $1,000 and there were no donations accepted.

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