Empire District Electric Company Director of Legal Services Sharrock Dermott has raised $2,625, but the 40-days-before-election report only tells where $950 of the money comes from.
According to the report, which was filed Monday with the Missouri Ethics Commission, Dermott has four named contributors:
-$300 from Henry Robertson, retired
-$250 from Barbara Majzoub, homemaker
-$250 from Virginia Laas, retired
$250 from Dermott himself
The remainder of Dermott's contributions, $1,675 is listed in the category of "Total Amount of Contributions Given Less Than $100."
Oftentimes these kinds of donations are made at fundraisers for candidates, but Dermott lists no contributions in that category.
Dermott's financial report is similar to ones filed during the 2014 Board of Education race by former Board President Jeff Flowers, as noted in this passage from the March 31, 2014 Turner Report:
At this point in the campaign, including the $723.06 the Joplin Progress Committee gave to his campaign last week, Jeff Flowers has received $3,368.06. He has not provided a name for any of his contributors, except for Judy Priddy, who gave $200. In addition to the $1,723.06 he has received from the secretive Joplin Progress Committee, Flowers has listed no names for $1,435 in contributions.
Dermott has already topped Flowers' amount of money received from unnamed contributions.
While the law does not require candidates to list contributors who give less than $100, many candidates in school or municipal elections do so.
Dermott's report shows that he has spent $93.66, with $88 going for stamps and $5.66 for envelopes.