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Talk about your crowded field. There are two Democratic party candidates, three republicans, and one Constitution Party candidate in the 5th Legislative District race. The outgoing republican representative, Jim Guest (r – right wingnuttia), is term limited out. The district is in Clinton, De Kalb, Gentry, Buchanan counties.

State Representative – District 5

Democrat

JUDY WRIGHT TURNEY MO 25 2/23/2010

MIKE WALTEMATH KING CITY MO 910 2/23/2010

Republican

GLEN KLIPPENSTEIN MAYSVILLE MO 563 2/23/2010

KEN GILLESPIE ALBANY MO 3/4/2010

GLENN B CROWTHER OSBORN MO 3/29/2010

Constitution

GARY MURRAY LAWSON MO 3/30/2010

The first Democratic party candidate (in alphabetical order), Mike Waltemath, terminated his campaign committee(s) on January 16, 2009 and April 26, 2007 and March 29, 2005. I couldn’t find a record of an active committee at the Missouri Ethics Commission site.

The second of two Democratic Party candidates (in alphabetical order), Judy Wright, filed her amended first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 28th:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: JUDY WRIGHT FOR MISSOURI

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $7,837.95

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $8,301.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $16,862.95

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $1,386.27

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $14,749.73

[emphasis added]

Nice. Good fundraising and a low burn rate.

Let’s take a look at where the contributions came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: JUDY WRIGHT FOR MISSOURI

Report Date: 4/13/2010

Citizens for Mike Talboy Kansas City MO  03/01/2010 $400.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $510.00

And a long list of small dollar contributions from individuals apparently associated with the UAW (Ford and GM).

The expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: JUDY WRIGHT FOR MISSOURI

ReportDate: 4/15/2010

A. EXPENDITURES OF $100 OR LESS BY CATEGORY

Postage $44.28

Reimburse self for candidate filing $49.05

Postage $28.00

Flightline Magnetic Signs $48.25

Paper $8.58

B. ITEMIZED EXPENDITURES ALL OVER $100 AND ALL PAYMENTS TO CAMPAIGN WORKERS

Lee’s Printing Kansas City, KS 3/22/2010 postcards $428.05

Frugal.

The first of three republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Glenn Crowther, doesn’t appear to have an active committee according to the Missouri Ethics Commission site.

What is it with this legislative district?

The second of three republican candidates (in alphabetical order), Ken Gillespie, filed a Committee Statement of Limited Activity [pdf] on April 27th.

The third of three republican candidates, Glen Klippenstein, filed his amended first quarter campaign finance report with the Missouri Ethics Commission on April 21st:

Detailed Summary of Committee Disclosure Report

Committe: FRIENDS OF KLIPPENSTEIN

ReportDate:

1. TOTAL RECEIPTS FOR THIS ELECTION PREVIOUSLY REPORTED $18,272.11

2. ALL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $3,700.00

6. IN-KIND CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED THIS PERIOD $2,200.00

9. TOTAL ALL RECEIPTS THIS ELECTION(SUM 1B + 7A – 8A) $24,172.11

15. TOTAL EXPENDITURES THIS ELECTION (SUM 10B + 14A) $1,958.11

28. MONEY ON HAND AT THE CLOSE OF THIS REPORTING PERIOD (SUM 25 + 26 – 27) $21,774.89

[emphasis added]

What is it with republican House candidates and their hefty in-kind contributions? Pad much?

Let’s look where it came from:

Detailed Summary of Contributions And Loans Received

Committee: FRIENDS OF KLIPPENSTEIN

Report Date: 4/10/2010

David Albin Newman, IL Farmer 01/20/2010 $1,000.00

Glen Klippenstein Maysville, MO 03/30/2010 $2,200.00

11. TOTAL CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED AT FUND-RAISERS AS REPORTED IN LINE 8 ON FORM CD 1A $0.00

12. TOTAL ANONYMOUS CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $25 OR LESS $0.00

13. TOTAL MONETARY CONTRIBUTIONS RECEIVED FROM PERSONS GIVING $100 OR LESS $0.00

[emphasis added]

A hefty in-kind contribution from a republican candidate on the last day of the quarter. Go figure.

let’s take a look at the expenditures:

Detailed Summary of Expenditures And Contributions Made

Committe: FRIENDS OF KLIPPENSTEIN

ReportDate: 4/10/2010

Farmer Printing Maysville, MO 03/15/2010 Cards and Stationary $197.22

What, no postage? I can’t wait for the t-shirts and parade candy.

The Constitution Party candidate, Gary Murray, does not appear to have an active committee on file with the Missouri Ethics Commission.