The Appellate Apportionment Commission has placed Senator David Pearce (r) and Representative Mike McGhee (r), a declared candidate for the Senate, in the same district. Senator Bill Stouffer (r) is term limited out in 2012.
The map of the new 21st Senate District, including Carroll, Chariton, parts of Johnson, Lafayette, Livingston, Pettis and Saline Counties – from the Appellate Apportionment Commission.
Well, that’s awkward.
CANDIDATE Date Established: 11/1/2005
MCGHEE FOR SENATE
5583 GRUBB RD
ODESSA MO 64076
TREASURER: VALETA A MCGHEE
DEP. TREASURER: VALETA A MCGHEE
CANDIDATE: MIKE MCGHEE
5538 GRUBB RD
ODESSA MO 64076
OFFICE SOUGHT: STATE SENATORDISTRICT 21
Date of Election:8/7/2012
We can compare the fundraising numbers:
MCGHEE FOR SENATE [pdf] 10/10/2011
1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $4,220.44
2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $1,150.00
10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $1,010.71
18. Total Contributions Made This Period $400.00
27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $1,942.24
34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $500.00
That’s not very impressive. But wait, there’s more:
Campaign Finance: bad timing (November 6, 2011)
Last week at the Missouri Ethics Commission:
C051254 11/03/2011 MCGHEE FOR SENATE Sam Howard Regional Group, Imagine Schools, Inc. 107 Concord Street Holliston MA 01746 11/3/2011 $7,500.00
On the same day in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
Imagine Schools places top executive on leave
BY ELISA CROUCH […] Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011 12:06 am
….The company has placed Sam Howard, executive vice president, on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation. Imagine spokeswoman Lori Waters said. The Post-Dispatch reported that a contracting firm that renovated Imagine school buildings had made $32,000 in payments to a “Sam Howard.” Howard had no explanation for the payments.
The Missouri Public Charter School Association is now calling for an investigation of the schools by the state auditor….
Well, that’s interesting.
And for David Pearce (r):
PEARCE FOR SENATE [pdf] 10/17/2011
1. Total Receipts For This Election Previously Reported $67,512.57
2. All Monetary Contributions Received This Period $54,580.00
10. Expenditures made by cash or check this period $5,370.84
18. Total Contributions Made This Period $5,000.00
27. Money On Hand at the close of this reporting period $99,336.22
34. Total Indebtedness at the Close of This Reporting Period $79,239.76
Ouch, that’s a lot of debt. It’s in a different league than Mike McGhee (r), but we all know the right wingnuts come out for republican primaries…