Kim Wright, the Joplin social worker who is mounting an independent campaign against 32nd District State Senator Gary Nodler, R-Joplin, has formed her campaign committee, according to documents filed July 31 with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Her committee has been named "Committee for Missouri Government the Wright Way." The treasurer is Cindy Weaver of Joplin, and an account has been established with Commerce Bank.
Her fledgling campaign faces a huge obstacle when it comes to finances. Documents filed with the Missouri Ethics Commission indicate Nodler has received $2,250 in contributions during the first four days of this month, including $1,150 on Friday.
On Friday, he received the maximum $650 from Associated Builders and Contractors Heart of America, Kansas City; and $500 from the Northwest PAC, Albany, MO.
His other August contributors are: Missouri Consumer Lenders PAC, $300; Missouri Organization of Defense Lawyers PAC, $600; and Empire District Electric Company PAC, $250.
Added to the $98,018.98 Nodler reported in his eight days before election filing and the senator has $100,268.98.