GOP hopeful brings in bucks

Thursday, October 17, 2002

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican officials kept their promise to help Farmington Mayor Kevin Engler raise money after he launched an 11th-hour campaign for state representative.

Engler was picked as the replacement Republican nominee in the 106th District on Sept. 19. In just eight days, from Sept. 23 through Sept. 30, Engler had raised an impressive $11,325. That amount is nearly triple the $3,845 that Farmington City Councilman Dennis W. Smith, the Democratic nominee, raised during the entire month of September, the period covered by the latest campaign finance disclosure reports.

Independent Elbert Bohnert of Perryville collected $1,340 last month.

Engler's candidacy began after the original Republican nominee, incumbent state Rep. Tom Burcham of Farmington, sought a court order removing his name from the Nov. 5 ballot following his second drunken driving arrest in five months.

After spending $4,469.52, Engler had $6,855.48 on hand as of Sept. 30. Smith spent $838.52 and reported $4,400.52 on hand. Bohnert spent $988.07 and reported $351.93 in the bank.

Almost 26 percent of the money Engler raised came from a single $2,925 donation from the 8th Congressional District Committee.

Interest groups, primarily labor unions, accounted for almost 56 percent of Smith's contributions, or $2,150. Democratic officeholders or committees provided an additional $1,025, or 27 percent of the total.

Bohnert provided $800 to his own campaign that accounted for most of the money he received. He had one $200 donation and a number of small contributions.

The 106th District represents parts of Perry, Ste. Genevieve and St. Francois counties.

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Itemized contributions to candidates for state representative in the 106th District for the reporting period of Sept. 1 through Sept. 30. Listed are donor, city of residence and amount:KEVIN ENGLER, R-FARMINGTON

Citizens for Hanaway, St. Louis, $300; Hanaway for Speaker, St. Louis, $300; McDonald's of Farmington, Farmington, $300; James and Nancy Dismuke, Farmington, $300; Michael and Cynthia Gladbach, Farmington, $300; Missourians for Kinder Leadership PAC, Cape Girardeau, $300; Plaza Pool and Spa, Park Hills, $300; Richard and Donna Womack, Farmington, $200; John R. Crouch, Farmington, $300; Donald Effrein, Farmington, $250; Missouri Leadership Council, Poplar Bluff, $300; D. Paul Brockmiller, Farmington, $300; Brockmiller Construction Inc., Farmington, $300; Lee Mechanical Contractors Inc., Park Hills, $300; Field Construction Inc., Flat River, $300; Wisdom Ind. Service Inc., Park Hills, $300; Ms. B's Shell, Leadington, $300; Columbia Park Apartments, Park Hills, $300; Chris and Maria Mudd, Perryville, $250; Jetton for Speaker Pro Tem, Jefferson City, $300; Rely on Your Beliefs Fund, Washington, D.C., $300; William and Leanna Johnson, Farmington, $250; Fritz and Norma Engler, Festus, $200; 8th Congressional District Republican Committee PAC, Cape Girardeau, $2,925; Team Emerson, Cape Girardeau, $300; Mary A. Sechrest, Park Hills, $300; Gary and Lois Ward, Farmington, $200; Meadowgreen Trails Inc., St. Louis, $300; Rodney and Mary Beth Richardet, Perryville, $50; Gary Klemp, Doe Run, $100; Marion and Renda Farley, Farmington, $100; Gary Bertram, Farmington, $100; Robert Politte, Farmington, $100; Garland and Donna Abernathy, Farmington, $100; Robert and Patricia Bone, Farmington, $100; Pinkston Properties, Farmington, $100.DENNIS W. SMITH, D-FARMINGTON

Missouri Beer Wholesalers Association, St. Louis, $200; Richard Rice, Farmington, $300; Committee to Elect Ransdall Representative, Waynesville, $300; Eastern Missouri Laborers Educational Fund, Bridgeton, $300; Laborers International Union Local 53, St. Louis, $100; House Capitol Democrats Inner Circle, Jefferson City, $25; Jim Seigfried Campaign Fund, Marshall, $100; CHIPP Political Fund, St. Louis, $300; Laborers Local Union Voluntary Political Fund, Jefferson City, $100; Russ Carnahan 2002, St. Louis, $300; Ray F. Black, Desloge, $50; AFSCME Missouri, Jefferson City, $300; Ronald D. Bockenkamp, Farmington, $300; Committee to Elect Wes Wagner, Desoto, $300; United Steel Workers of America Local 169, Ste. Genevieve, $300; AGC of St. Louis PAC, St. Louis, $250; Missouri AFL-CIO, Jefferson City, $300.ELBERT BOHNERT, I-PERRYVILLE

Donald Giesler, Perryville, $200.

SOURCE: Finance disclosure reports filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission

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