Contributions in county executive’s race reach total of $4 million

Dooley spends total of $1 million more on his campaign than Corrigan does.

By EVAN YOUNG

Charlie Dooley and Bill Corrigan have raised more than $4 million combined in their respective bids for the St. Louis County Executive’s office, according to Missouri Ethics Commission campaign finance reports.

Voters on Tuesday — after the Call went to press — considered whether to re-elect Dooley, a Democrat, to a second full term, or to elect Corrigan, a Republican, or Libertarian Theo “Ted” Brown.

While state-required reports filed eight days before Tuesday’s election have Dooley and Corrigan raising roughly $3.9 million, both candidates since have received tens of thousands of dollars in additional contributions.

Dooley’s campaign said in the eight-day report it had raised $113,453.49 and spent $825,585.56 Oct. 1 through Oct. 21. The report said the campaign as of Oct. 21 had raised $2,503,997.79 and spent $2,243,865.18, with $130,415.01 cash on hand.

The single largest contribution to Dooley’s campaign that period was $20,000 from Centene Management Co., followed by attorney Martin Green, $10,000; Stone, Leyton & Gershman law firm, $7,500; Green & Jacobson law firm, $5,000; Mandarin House restaurant, $5,000; CARPAC, $5,000; and Express Scripts, $5,000.

Other notable contributors included: Schnuck Markets Inc., $1,000; Adella Jones, vice president of government affairs at the Metro transit agency, $250; county administrative assistant Joanne Gladney, $250; county Director of Planning Glenn Powers, $250; Dianne Williams, Metro’s director of communications, $100; and county Director of Administration Pamela Reitz, $50.

Among the Dooley campaign’s local contributors during the period: William Cocos Jr. of Cocos Plumbing, $1,250; Thomas O’Driscoll, attorney and former member of the Mehlville Fire Protection District Board of Directors, $500; former District 100 state Rep. Joan Barry, $500; Veta LLC, $500; former MFPD Chief Raymond Haddock, $250; Democratic Club of Gravois Township, $100; Pioneer Asphalt and Sealing LLC $50; J.H. Cabinets, LLC, $25; General Construction Specialties, $25; PM Leach Painting Co. Inc., $25; and Drake Carpentry, $25.

The campaign’s largest expenses during the period were $532,550 to Abar Hutton Media in Alexandria, Va. for media placement and $160,160.42 to MSHC Partners Inc. in Washington, D.C., for mail production.

Since filing the report, Dooley has received several additional contributions.

Among them: $41,741.35 from the Service Employees International Union’s Missouri State Council PAC; $10,000 from St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay’s campaign; $10,000 from Civic Service Inc.; $5,000 from August A. Busch III; $1,500 from Dooley adviser Mike Jones; $1,000 from former Metro President and CEO Bob Baer and $1,300 from Enterprise Holdings Inc. PAC.

Among the contributors to Dooley’s campaign during the previous quarter, which covered Aug. 29 through Sept. 30: Show-Me Institute President Rex Sinquefield, $50,010; PB Americas, $2,500; Gallop, Johnson & Neuman, $2,000; St. Charles Tower Inc., $100; and Burkett for County Council, $100.

Waste hauler Republic Services Inc. gave $2,000 to Dooley’s campaign on Sept. 20. The contribution was returned Sept. 24. That week, the County Council considered a proposal by hauler Veolia Environmental Services to assign its contracts in three of the county’s trash districts in unincorporated areas to Republic, also known as Allied Waste.

The council took no action on the proposal at its Sept. 21 meeting but approved the assignment the following week.

Among local contributors to Dooley’s campaign last quarter: U-Gas Inc., a $6,500 in-kind contribution; Thomas Jefferson Days Inc., $4,000; Communication Workers of America District 6 Political Education Committee, $2,500; Dino’s Trucking Inc., $1,000; DTI Inc. $1,000; Magnet Works Ltd. $250; and MEMPAK LLC, $100.

The campaign’s largest expense last quarter was $198,985 to Abar Hutton Media for TV ads.

Corrigan’s campaign in its eight-day report said it had raised $103,574 and spent $454,977.30 Oct. 1 through Oct. 21.

The report said the Corrigan campaign overall has raised $1,464,203.69 and spent $1,285,182.78, with $118,084.62 cash on hand.

Among the contributors that period: Information Technologies, Inc., $2,500; Bommarito Nissan, $1,000; and Schnuck Markets Inc. $1,000.

Corrigan’s campaign received contributions from such local sources as: restaurateur William Gianino, $1,000; the Foot and Ankle Center, $500; and caterer Samuel Orlando, $250.

The campaign’s largest expense during that period was $400,677.85 to Republican media consultant Dresner Wickers & Associates Inc. in San Francisco for media.

Since filing that report, Corrigan has received money from such contributors as: Doug Albrecht, $10,000; the Republican State Committee, $10,000; Civic Service Inc., $10,000; CJW Enterprises, $6,000; Schmitt for Senate, $5,000; B. Douglas Morriss of the Acartha Group, $5,000; former U.S. Sen. Jim Talent, $1,500; Wasinger for County Council, $1,000; Bommarito Honda, $1,000; St. Louis Victory PAC, $1,000; Citizens for Quinn, $750; and Missourian for Gibbons, $500.

Among the contributors to Corrigan’s campaign the previous quarter: Drury Development Corp., $5,000; Thompson Coburn, $5,000; auto dealer James Sinclair, $2,500; Citizens for Timothy Jones, $1,500; former County Executive Gene McNary, $1,000; Missourians for Gibbons, an in-kind contribution of $881.77; St. Charles Automotive, $250; and Daniel Wagner of RV Wagner, $250.

Among local support for Corrigan last quarter: Dennis Jones, $25,000; Vorhees International Inc., $5,000; Medart Inc., $2,000; NuWay Concrete Inc., $2,000; Gustavo Industries Inc., $1,000; Terra West Apartments LLC, $1,000; Dave Sinclair Buick, $1,000; auto dealer Daniel Sinclair, $500; Vee-Jay Cement, $500; Richard Wagner of Kozeny Wagner, $500; 100th District Republicans, $300; the Tesson Ferry Township Republican Club, $500; ARTCO Fabricating USA LLC, $250; and Grimes Consulting Inc., $200.

The campaign’s largest expense last quarter was $241,187.73 to Dresner Wickers & Associates Inc.

Looking at eight-day reports for area state House races, Republican District 95 Rep. Mike Leara’s campaign reported raising $5,770 and spending $3,297.27, with $9,857.74 cash on hand. His opponent, Democrat Alice Geary Sgroi, has terminated her campaign committee.

District 66 Democratic candidate Genise Montecillo’s campaign reported raising $4,095 and spending $9,209.46 during the period. Overall she has raised $39,099.93 and spent $17,625.21, with $19,631.88 cash on hand. Her opponent, Republican Bill Hartzog, said he had not raised or spent more than $500.

In District 96, Republican candidate Anthony “Tony” Leech’s campaign reported raising $1,498.22 and spending $2,100, with $605.99 cash on hand. Democratic candidate Scott Sifton’s campaign said it raised $8,395 and spent $26,506.59 during the period. Overall his campaign has raised $20,318.98 and spent $36,286.76, with $10,743.84 cash on-hand and $275 in outstanding debt.

Democratic District 85 Rep. Vicki Englund’s campaign reported raising $46,507.20 and spending $8,910.37 during the period. Overall her campaign has raised $161,312.06 and spent $44,466.19, with $8,362.88 cash on hand. Republican challenger Cloria Brown’s campaign has raised $18,251 and spent $22,215.41, with $10,523.25 cash on hand and $9,368.40 in outstanding debt.

District 97 Republican candidate Gary Fuhr’s campaign reported raising $12,195 and spending $12,085 during the period. Overall his campaign has raised $72,405.86 and spent $48,049.79, with $9,303.21 cash on hand. Democratic challenger Jan Polizzi’s campaign reported raising $300 and spending $1,520.76 during the period. Overall she has raised $6,015 and spent $3,440.63, with $1,884.47 cash on hand. Constitution Party candidate Daniel Fitzhenry reported raising and spending $3,666.17 during the period. Overall he has raised $3,686.17 and spent $4,502.77, with $20 cash on hand and $3,666.17 in outstanding debt.

Democratic District 100 candidate Andrew Spavale’s campaign reported raising $8,297.54 and spending $6,165.17 during the reporting period. Overall his campaign has raised $45,883.22 and spent $12,789.49, with $15,622.51 cash on hand and $3,252 in outstanding debt.

Republican challenger Marsha Haefner’s campaign reported raising $24,689.13 and spending $11,253.84 during the period. Overall her campaign has raised $78,347.24 and spent $39,877.30, with $18,634.70 cash on hand and $3,100 in outstanding debt.

Constitution Party candidate Randall “Randy” Lewis said he has not raised or spent more than $500.