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Candidates report their expenditures

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by Karen E. Culp

SBJ Staff

Candidates' committees filed their 30-day post-election reports in early December for the November 1998 general election. The candidates, many of whom are now elected officials, also have to complete quarterly reports and submit them this month.

The following information was taken from those 30-day-after reports.

In the race for Greene County Circuit Judge, Don Burrell reported total receipts this election in his 30-day-after report as $39,026.48; expenditures were reported as $34,827.86. His oppponent Patrick Deaton reported total receipts for this election on the 30-day-after report as $57,247.34 and total expenditures as $56,916.98.

Major contributors listed in the report for Burrell included attorneys Dee Wampler and Mayor Lee Gannaway, who each contributed $200. Among Deaton's contributors were the Central Trades and Labor Council of the AFL/CIO, $395, and attorneys Carol Hutcheson, $225, Shawn Askinosie, $375, Daniel Moody, $250, and Daniel Ramsdell, $200.

In the Greene County commissioner's race, Democrat Dave Coonrod's committee showed total reciepts on its 30-day-after report of $30,170.81 and total expenditures of $45,144.18. Among Coonrod's contributors were Lynn Thompson, $500, and John L. Morris, $1,000. His opponent, Republican Charlie Denison showed total receipts this election of $34,289.34 on the 30-day-after report. Total expenditures were reported as $33,658.34.

In the race for the Missouri Legislative District 136 seat, Mike Schilling, a Democrat, defeated Cliff Davis, a Republican. The 30-day-after report showed Schilling with total receipts this election of $43,307.34 and expenditures of $35,859.60. Among his contributors were a political action committee of AT&T that contributed $400.

Davis' contributors included two entities of Anheuser-Busch that each contributed $275. Coors of the Ozarks also contributed $275. Davis also had support from Mr. and Mrs. Mel Hancock, who each contributed $250. Davis' total receipts this election as shown on the report were $28,045, and expenditures were $27,849.89.

In the race for associate circuit judge between Republican Mark Fitzsimmons and Democrat Cynthia Rushefsky, Fitzsimmons' 30-day-after report showed total receipts this election of $60,941.93 and expenditures of $53,432.79. Rushefsky showed total receipts this election of $38,863.28 and expenditures of $37,433.72.

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