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Who's Spending What? Campaign Finance Reports

A look at how candidates for city council in University City are spending their money.

Who's Spending What? Campaign Finance Reports

Nothing comes for free and that includes running for office. 

In addition to raising money, candidates from school board to president of the United States are required to file campaign finance reports. 

Candidates for city council, like those running in the April 3 University City municipal election, are required to file reports with the Saint Louis County Elections Board and Missouri Ethics Commission.

Those reports must be filed 40 days, 30 days and 8 days prior to the election by the campaign committees. These are public records available upon request.

Here is a look at the 40 day committee disclosures for candidates for City Council.

Incumbent and are running in Ward 1. and are running for the open Ward 2 seat. 

The Ward 3 candidate, incumbent Arthur Sharpe Jr., is running unopposed for reelection.

Each report is listed by the name of the campaign committee. Campaigns are required to itemize all expenditures and donations over $100. 

Committee to Elect Jan Adams

Contributions

ContributorCityDate ReceivedAmountType David & Jitka Olander St. Louis Feb. 5, 2012 $200 Monetary Stuart R. Berkowitz St. Louis Feb. 10, 2012 $200 Monetary

Adams received $20 from an anonymous donor, $1,145 in contributions under $100 and gave her campaign a $261.14 loan. On the reporting date of Feb. 20, her campaign had $1,806.14 in contributions and loans.

Expenditures

ExpenditureDatePurposeCostType Mailing $70 Postcards $45 Commerce Bank Jan. 24, 2012 Campaign Supplies $410.40 Paid O.R. Pechman Co. Jan. 26, 2012 Yard Signs $748.59 Incurred Sam's Club Jan. 22, 2012 Supplies for volunteer meeting $261.14 Paid Hi/Tech Copy Center Jan. 17, 2012 Campaign Supplies $380.21 Incurred Hi/Tech Copy Center Jan. 20, 2012 Campaign Supplies $167.57 Incurred Non-itemized Expenses $218.18

Paulette Carr for City Council

Contributions

ContributorCityDate ReceivedAmountTypeCaryn Lamping St. Louis Dec. 15, 2011 $500 Monetary Anthony J. Soukenik Florissant Dec. 27, 2011 $200 Monetary Leonard & Jean Toenjes University City Jan. 18, 2012 $150 Monetary Dennis & Helen Fuller University City Jan. 21, 2012 $100 Monetary John Simpson Kansas City Jan. 21, 2012 $200 Monetary Jane Ollendorf University City Jan. 28, 2012 $100 Monetary Traci Moore Clay University City Jan. 11, 2012 $1,200 In-Kind

Carr received $75 in contributions under $100 and gave her campaign a $3,491.68 loan. On the reporting date of Feb. 23, her campaign had $4,116.68 in contributions and loans.

Expenditures

ExpenditureDatePurposeCostTypePrinted Notes $77.27 Printed fliers $75 Traci Moore Graphics Feb. 3, 2012 Web design & productions $500 Paid FedEx Office Jan. 28, 2012 Printing; campaign materials $121.14 Paid Jay Fram Photography Jan. 26, 2012 Photography $250 Paid OR Pechman Feb. 8, 2012 Signs $764.86 Paid Postmaster, c/o Mulligan Printing  Feb. 9, 2012 Postage $352.36 Paid

Crow for U City

Contributions

ContributorCityDate ReceivedAmountTypeCynthia Martin St. Louis Jan. 1, 2012 $250 Monetary Robert Walpert Chesterfield Jan. 1, 2012 $500 Monetary John Porta St. Louis Jan. 1, 2012 $500 Monetary Diane Levine St. Louis Jan. 12, 2012 $200 Monetary Reputare Consulting St. Louis Jan. 13, 2012 $500 Monetary Cynthia Florin St. Louis Jan. 21, 2012 $150 Monetary Pace Properties St. Louis Jan. 24, 2012 $250 Monetary Julie Bianchi University City Feb. 12, 2012 $150 Monetary

Terry Crow received $1,600 in contributions from people giving $100 or less. 

Expenditures

ExpenditureDatePurposeCostTypeTaylor Management Group Jan. 26, 2012 Copy development $750 Paid Jan. 30, 2012 Yard signs $911.32 Paid

Carol Wofsey for University City Ward One

Contributions

ContributionsCityDate ReceivedAmountTypeDavid Gottlieb University City Jan. 30, 2012 $125 Monetary Susan Stang University City Feb. 3, 2012 $100 Monetary Larry & Genice Self University City Feb. 9, 2012 $200 Monetary David Olander University City Jan. 17, 2012 $25 In-Kind Carol Wofsey University City Feb. 13, 2012 $67.52 In-Kind Sedg Mead St. Louis Nov. 20, 2011 $250 Monetary Miriam Wilhelm St. Louis Nov. 20, 2011 $200 Monetary Dave & Jitka Olander University City Nov. 20, 2011 $650 Monetary Carol Wolfsey University City Nov. 20, 2011 $2,000 Monetary Kenneth Mares University City Dec. 7, 2011 $150 Monetary

On the reporting date of Feb. 23, Wofsey received $970 in contributions under $100 and her campaign had $1,395 in contributions and loans.

In a report dated Jan. 12, the campaign had received $1,940 in contributions of $100 or less and $38.82 in in-kind donations.

Expenditures

ExpenditureDatePurposeCostTypePrinting & office $98.79 Specialty Mailing Jan. 24, 2012 Postcards $1,419.45 Paid OR Pechman Feb. 15, 2012 Printing $542.46 Paid Specialty Mailing Jan. 31, 2012 Printing $146.47 Paid Schnucks Nov. 20, 2011 Refreshments for fundraiser $103.34 Incurred Hi/Tech Nov. 15, 2011 Handcart setup $132.77 Incurred

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