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Anders leads Bond in fundraising race

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Pettis County Sheriff candidate Brad Anders has outpaced Sheriff Kevin Bond in raising money for his campaign.



Anders, a Democrat, raised $7,100 from July 25 to Aug. 30, compared to Bond’s $1,300, according to finance reports filed with County Clerk Pam Doane.



That brings Anders’ total to $10,490, and Bond’s to $7,500.



Anders raised $5,750 on July 26 at a fundraiser attended by 160 people. He spent $860 to throw the event.



George Apel, of Sedalia; Doug Retherford, of Houstonia; and Judy Parkhurst, of Sedalia, were Anders’ biggest contributors during the reporting period, each giving $325. Other donors included Pettis County Road and Bridge Superintendent Bill Connor, with $250, and Lori and Eric Mothersbaugh, each with $225.



Those giving $200 included: Don Anders, Shirley Anders, Robert E. Hayden, Robert D. Hayden and Bryan Sams. Contributors of $125 included: The Men’s Democrat Club, Paul Chancellor and Terry and Marsha Emo. Mark Rieckhoff gave $150.



Some $3,445 was raised through contributions of less than $100 each. Anders also loaned his campaign $295.



Anders spent $6,000 during the filing period on the fundraiser, signs, push cards and stickers.



Bond received $900 from in-kind contributions of less than $100 each, and $475 from folks giving less than $100. He spent about $400 on shirts, buttons and supplies.



Anders and Bill Noland, a Democrat seeking the Eastern District commission seat, missed the Thursday filing deadline for their campaign finance reports, for the 30-day period following the primary election Aug. 5.



“I was under the impression that the latest report wasn’t due until the 30th (of September),” Anders said Friday. “I missed the 30-day after the election requirement.”



Anders said since he was unopposed in the primaries, he didn’t think the 30-day post-election report pertained to him.



Noland said he is unsure why he missed the deadline.



“I don’t know what happened; it just happened to slide by us,” he said Friday.



Both candidates turned in the paperwork to the county clerk Friday afternoon.



Joe Carroll, director of campaign finance for the Missouri Ethics Commission, said, “In general, reports are due when they’re due.” Candidates filing with the county clerk could face a $10-per-day late fee up to $300, Carroll said.



Doane said she wouldn’t seek the late fee.



“I called them and they’re getting them turned in today,” she said Friday.



Candidates for state offices automatically have the $10 fee assessed against them up to $3,000, Carroll said.



Noland raised more than $1,500 during the filing period, bringing his campaign total to $2,434. He loaned his campaign $545, and received a $325 donation from the Men’s Democrat Club. Robert Noland, of Smithton, gave $200.



An Aug. 2 fundraiser at Centennial Park raised $477, and was attended by 40 people. Noland spent $403 on the fundraiser. Noland's campaign also contributed $25 to Ander’s campaign July 30.



Noland’s opponent, Republican Commissioner Rod Lindemann, raised $185 during the filing period, bringing the campaign total to $4,810. Mary Boatright-Pace contributed $150.



Lindemann didn’t spend any money following the primary.



The Democratic nominee for Western District commissioner, Randy Dillon, had a limited activity filing because he had no transactions of more than $500 between July 25 and Aug. 30.



Those who lost in the Aug. 5 primary submitted their final financial reports. Phyllis Domann, who sought the Democratic nomination in the Western District commissioner race, loaned her campaign $4,550. She was paid back $678 that wasn’t spent in the campaign.



Gary Williams, who challenged Lindemann for the Eastern District commission seat, spent $1,374 on his campaign. He received $65 at a fundraiser and $325 in donations from people giving less than $100 each.


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