Saturday, March 22, 2014
Secretive Joplin Progress Committee endorses Woolston
The committee continues its efforts to sway voters in the April 8 election today with a mass mailing to potential voters encouraging them to vote four council candidates Mike Seibert, Miranda Lewis, Ryan Stanley, Gary Shaw, and Woolston, and for "your choice of three of the five candidates" for Joplin R-8 Board of Education- Lynda Banwart, Jeff Flowers, Jeff Koch, Shawn McGrew, and Randy Steele.
Three of those candidates- Jeff Koch for school board, and Miranda Lewis and Gary Shaw for city council did not accept contributions from the committee. The committee's website indicates that Woolston will accept contributions.
Committees which decide to spend money supporting or opposing candidates are required to file the names of those candidates with the Missouri Ethics Commission. As of today, the Joplin Progress Committee has not filed any documents indicating its support of Woolston.