With only three months until the August primary election, several candidates for Franklin County offices have formed campaign committees to report and track their expenditures with the state.
All four of the Republicans running for first district associate county commissioner have formed committees, most within the past 30 days.
Tim Brinker, Washington, formed a committee April 30, according to the Missouri Ethics Commission. Ron Keeven, New Haven, and incumbent Terry Wilson, Washington, both formed committees earlier in the month.
Tim Baker, Robertsville, formed his committee in March, in time to submit a quarterly financial report in April.
At the time of the report, Baker reported $3,215 in campaign contributions, with the majority, $2,000 worth, from himself.
Although six candidates have filed for the vacant second district commissioner seat, only three of the candidates have formed campaign committees.
Democrat Teresa Connelly, Union, reported $1,500 in loans, all from her husband, Steven Connelly, in her quarterly report.
Ted Diez, Union, and Michael Schatz, Sullivan, both Republicans, formed committees in mid-April.
Gary Young, Union, Jerry Landing and Mark Falloon, both of Sullivan, also are running for the office.
Current Commissioner Ann Schroeder isn’t seeking re-election, instead opting to run for the Missouri House.
All three candidates for public administrator including Republicans Julie Bowen and Bill Isgriggs and Democrat Mary Jo Straatmann have formed committees.
The fourth candidate for public administrator, Rose Straatmann, Villa Ridge, withdrew from the race recently, according to the county’s website.
Dan Tulley, Washington, is the only candidate for county assessor who has formed a campaign committee so far. Tulley, a Republican, will face incumbent Tom Copeland in the August primary. The winner will face Democrat Angela Beckett in November.
Neither of the candidates for sheriff have filed committees.
Incumbent Gary Toelke is still set to face a challenger in the Republican primary, Gary Getman, St. Clair.
Getman’s son, Dan, had filed for the office on the Democratic ticket, but later withdrew.
None of the candidates for county treasurer have yet created campaign committees.