In his race to become O'Fallon's next mayor, challenger David Goewert's committee outspent incumbent Bill Hennessy's committee by about $1,400.
That's according to campaign finance reports filed with St. Charles County Election Authority on March 25. Documents show that even as Goewert raised less money than his opponent, his committee outspent Hennessey's.
Goewert's committee spent $6,412 against Hennessy's $4,958.
Goewert, a 43-year-old O'Fallon police officer, is the primary contributor to his campaign. Of the $6,412 raised this election season, Goewert's own pocketbook accounted for about half.
Hennessy, a 55-year-old incumbent seeking his second term as mayor, raised $7,868 in that same period. That's in addition to the $10,301 his committee had on hand before the most recent reporting periods.
Notable contributors to Hennessy's campaign include SAK Construction ($1,000); Johnson Law Firm ($1,000); Daniel Bohn ($500); International Union of Painters and Allied Trades ($325); and Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 562 ($250).
In addition to his own money, Goewert has received contributions from Wireless Asset Group LLC ($3,000); Mike Skeen ($25); and Amy Harrington ($30).
Are you paying attention to the O'Fallon mayoral race? As we draw closer to the April 2 election, which candidate stands out for you?