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Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Local candidates who ran in the November general election have filed their final campaign finance reports with the Missouri Ethics Commission.

In the Second District county commissioner race, Democrat Teresa Connelly reported $10,335 in contributions and $8,207 in expenditures when she terminated her committee after the general election.

Her opponent, Republican Michael Schatz, who won the race, reported $3,270 in contributions and $2,621 in expenditures after the general election.

In the Franklin County assessor race, Democrat Angela Beckett filed an amended report after the general election stating that she had $6,389 in contributions and $6,712 in expenditures.

The winner of the assessor’s race, Republican Tom Copeland, reported $3,472 in contributions and $3,433 in expenditures when he terminated his committee.

In the public administrator race, Republican Julie Bowen reported $1,000 in contributions and $1,863 in expenditures after the general election.

Democrat Mary Jo Straatmann, who won the public administrator race, reported $17,429 in contributions and $12,760 in expenditures.

No Opposition

Below are candidates who faced no opposition in the November general election:

In the Circuit 20, Division 1 circuit judge race, Republican Judge Gael Wood reported contributions of $51,209 and expenditures of $38,254 when he terminated his committee after the general election.

Republican First District County Commissioner Tim Brinker reported contributions of $12,685 and expenditures of $11,619 when he terminated his committee after the general election.

In the county treasurer race, Republican Debbie Aholt reported $8,374 in contributions and $7,940 in expenditures when she terminated her committee after the primary.

Republican Sheriff Gary Toelke reported $1,000 in contributions after the primary election and $924.05 in expenditures.

Filing Mandatory

Libertarian county assessor candidate Robert Trokey did not file any financial disclosure reports for the last election, according to the ethics commission.

Even if Trokey did not form a committee, he was still required to file an exemption statement stating that he would not exceed contributions plus expenditures of $500 or accept a single contribution from a single contributor of more than $325.

If a complaint is filed against Trokey, the ethics commission would investigate it, and the ethics commissioners would determine what penalty, if any, would be brought forth.

Trokey told The Missourian that the county clerk’s office told him that he only had to file a report if he won the election.

Franklin County candidates must file campaign finance reports with the ethics commission since the county’s population exceeds 100,000.

If a candidate’s committee has not been terminated, it is still possible that there could be more contributions and expenditures to report.

If a candidate loses an election, the committee must be terminated or turned into a debt service committee if there is more debt than money on hand. The debt service committee can be kept open for 18 months while donations are sought to cover the debt.

A winning candidate can keep a committee open but must file quarterly reports at minimum even if there is no new activity.

But if the winning candidate makes a contribution to another election, the candidate could have to file a report earlier than the quarter depending on when the contribution was given.

State Races

For the 61st District state representative race, Democrat Michael Sage reported contributions of $4,448 and expenditures of $4,158 when his committee was terminated after the general election.

His opponent, State Rep. Dave Schatz, R-Sullivan, who won the race, reported contributions of $40,231 and expenditures of $25,031 after the general election.

After the primary election, Schatz reported $49,588 in contributions and $9,184 in expenditures.

For the 109th District state representative race, Democrat Ann Schroeder reported contributions of $14,778 and expenditures of $13,163 when her committee was terminated after the general election.

Her opponent, State Rep. Paul Curtman, R-Pacific, who won the race, reported contributions of $105,949 and expenditures of $99,392 after the general election.

For the 110th District state representative race, State Rep. Tim Jones, R-Eureka, who won the race, reported contributions of $418,873 and expenditures of $42,315 after the general election.

After the primary election, Jones reported $808,957 in contributions and $226,244 in expenditures.

For the 119th District state representative race, State Rep. Dave Hinson, R-St. Clair, who won the election, reported $81,902 in contributions and $30,159 in expenditures after the general election.

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