Campaign finance disclosure forms filed last week with the Missouri Ethics Commission show that two area legislators, Sen. Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, and Rep. Ron Richard, R-Joplin, each have more than $50,000 in their campaign treasuries.
Richard received more than a third of his $51,529.79 total, $17,807.50, during the last three months, including $1,550 from people connected with Leggett & Platt of Carthage, and $1,512.50 from the 129th District Republican Committee, according to the campaign documents.
Those donating the maximum $300 (the party committees are allowed to give more) included:
William Gipson, Empire District Electric Company; David Humphreys, TAMKO; Davis Advertising Specialties, Joplin; Leggett & Platt; Hish S. Mjzoub, M. D. Joplin; F. W Shagets, Jr. Joplin; Hall Investments, Galena, Kan.; Sara Newman, retired, Joplin; Associates of Dentistry, LLC, Joplin; Jerry Perry, Grace Energy, Carthage; Harry Cornell, Leggett & Platt; Karl Glassman, Leggett & Platt; Roper Pontiac-GMC-Buick, Joplin; Glen Garrett, Purdy; Sharon Garrett, Purdy; The Doris Carlin Team, Real Estate, Joplin; Carl Richard Bowl, Joplin; G & S Holdings, Nixa; C& R Development Corp., Joplin; HH Marketplace, Nixa; Nancy Good, Joplin; Joann Wells, Joplin; Herbert Schmidt, Joplin; Suzanne Duncan, Joplin; J. Christopher Banwart, Joplin; Morton Associates, Joplin; Gene Schwartz, Neosho; Steven Bazzano, M. D., Joplin; Jetton Leadership Council, Marble Hill; Gary Duncan, Freeman Hospital, Joplin; Conservative Committee of Southwest Missouri, William Scearce, Joplin; Rudy Farber, Neosho; Angela Ianello, Contract Freighters, Joplin; James Hicklin, Joplin, Glen Brown, Contract Freighters, Joplin; Walter Dandridge, physician, Joplin; Ron Mitchell, lawyer, Joplin; W. Joy Mitchell, Seneca; Ethelmae Humphreys, TAMKO; Jerry Wells, lawyer, Joplin; Lawrence Kloeppel, Joplin; and Janet Garvin Trust, Joplin.
In addition to the 129th District Republican Committee funds, Richard also received the following: Michael Pence, Joplin, $150; William Schmitt, therapist, Joplin, $150; D. Michael Stinnett, M. D. Joplin, $150; Jack Crusa, Leggett & Platt, $150; Delores Kassab, Joplin, $150; Scott Brothers, Webb City, $150; Gary Burton, Joplin, lobbyist, $150; Brian O'Bryan, Joplin Chamber of Commerce, $150; Robert E. Lee, lawyer, Joplin, $150; Dan Haney, D.D.S., Joplin, $200; Richard Joseph, dentist, Joplin, $150; Leigh Salyer, Sarcoxie, $150; Wendy Watson, Leggett & Platt, $150; Tri-State Bonding, Carthage, $150.
On his disclosure form, Richard reported spending $996.69 during the past three months, all for printing and advertising.
Nodler has $51,970.34 in his campaign war chest, receiving $9,950 during the past three months.
Most of those donors were outlined in The Turner Report Saturday.
He reported spending $984.51.