Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Joplin Progress Committee preparing to put money into R-8 Board election
The collecting began last Wednesday, according to the committee's 40-days-before-election disclosure report filed Sunday with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
The report showed $1,400 was raised during a four-day period, giving the committee $4,621.40 when the documents were filed.
The biggest contribution, $500, came from Cynthia Schwab, Joplin.
Nine others contributed $100 apiece:
Brad Beecher, Carl Junction, Empire District Electric Company
Clifford Wert, Webb City, retired U. S. Bank president
Ronald Getz, Joplin, Empire District Electric Company
Karen Plott, Carl Junction, Choice Marketing
T. J. Franz & Associates, Webb City
Henry Robertson Sr., Joplin, retired
Troy Hill, Joplin, BKD LLP
Rodney Spriggs, Joplin, Vintage Stock
Sara Newman, Joplin, retired
Though the Joplin Progress Committee has not announced which candidates it will support, there appears no doubt that one of its favored candidates will be Nancy Good, who is one of three candidates running for the one-year seat left open by Dawn Sticklen's resignation after Sticklen enrolled her daughter at Webb City High School.
Good, a Joplin Progress Committee member and chairman of Bright Futures USA, was also the campaign treasurer for two of the committee's favored candidates, current R-8 board member Shawn McGrew and Joplin City Councilman Mike Woolston.
During last year's board election, the Committee endorsed five of the seven candidates, everyone except Debbie Fort and Dave Guilford.
Word has gotten back to the Turner Report that committee leaders have told candidates not to expect support if they are linked to this blog in any way.