Ron Counts Raises $11,000 in Arnold Mayoral Bid
Contributors to Counts' campaign include Drury Inn, Jones Real Estate and Fribis Engineering. Counts' opponent in the race, Doris Borgelt, hasn't filed a campaign finance report.
A committee supporting Ron Counts' re-election to mayor has raised a little more than $11,000 this election season.
That's according to campaign finance reports that were filed with the Jefferson County Clerk's office on Feb. 16. Committees that spend and receive a combined $1,000 are required to file disclosures that detail the campaign's activity.
A committee supporting Counts' opponent, Ward 1 Councilwoman Doris Borgelt, hasn't filed a similar report for the upcoming election. The committee may not be required to if it hasn't raised the necessary amount of money for disclosure. Attempts to verify with Borgelt have been unsuccessful.
The majority—about $9,700—of Counts' contributions came between October and December 2012. The remaining $1,275 came between December and Feb. 16.
While the total amount of contributions is listed in the reports, only some of the contributor's names are listed. Under election laws, committees are required to report contributions and expenditures amounting to more than $100.
A full list of itemized contributions is attached below.
Jones Real Estate, Inc, which is located in St. Albans, MO, contributed $750, the largest amount.
The committee has spent a combined $3,171 on printing, signs, postage, food and advertisements. (Disclosure: Patch is among the companies who received advertising payments).
|CONTRIBUTIONS TO "RON COUNTS MAYOR" COMMITTEE|
|Arapoho Development LLC||Crystal City||$500|
|R. E. Bowers||Arnold||$150|
|Charles Drury||Creve Coeur||$500|
|Meramec Specialty Company||Arnold||$250|
|Robert Glarner, Jr.||Richmond Heights||$250|
|David Glarner||St. Louis||$250|
|RLJ Construction, Inc.||Wildwood||$250|
|Jones Real Estate, Inc.||St. Albans||$250|
|APEX Motors, LLC||Arnold||$200|
|Fribis Engineering, Inc.||Arnold||$500|
|Hoisting Engineers Local 513||Bridgeton||$300|
|Daniel Lewis||Fairview Heights||$350|
|Jones Real Estate, Inc.||St. Albans||$500|
|TOTAL ITEMIZED CONTRIBUTIONS||$7,525|
The most recent campaign finance reports were due on Feb. 21. The next round will be due on March 25, eight days before the election.
The election is set for April 2.