McGlynn-Stewart on par in fund raising

Ann Knef Aug. 1, 2006, 12:56am

Candidates for the 5th Appellate Court each raised a little more than $140,000 over the past six months, according to financial reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections.

Appellate Court Judge Steve McGlynn of Belleville received 197 individual contributions of $150 or more between Jan. 1 and June 30. McGlynn's committee raised $142,417.87 in cash. Plus, a total of $40,002.87 was donated in-kind.

Citizens for McGlynn spent $100,534.38 and had $48,317.60 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

The largest individual contributions came from the Ingram Barge Co. of Nashville, Tenn. at $5,000; attorney David Rathgeber of Bannockburn, Ill. gave $4,000 and George Obernagel of Waterloo contributed $3,000.

The largest transfers into McGlynn's committee came from State Sen. David Luechtefeld's (R-Okawville) campaign committee at $10,150. JUSTPAC, the Illinois Civil Justice League's political action committee donated $9,000 and the Illinois State Medical Society contributed $2,500.

Citizens for Bruce Stewart reported raising $145,020 in cash from 94 individual contributors during the reporting period.

The biggest hitters came from area plaintiff's attorneys. The Lakin Law Firm of Wood River--$10,000; SimmonsCooper of East Alton--$10,000; Lance Callis of Granite City--$8,000; Jeff Cooper--$5,000; John Simmons--$5,000 and Favre Law Office of Belleville--$5,000. Other large donations came from Dongola attorney Ronald Osman--$5,000 and Market Street Bancshares of Mt. Vernon--$5,000.

State Rep. Jay Hoffman (D-Collinsville) transferred $5,000 to Stewart's campaign.

An organization named Southern & Central Illinois Political League transferred $10,000, as did the Southwestern Area Council COPE.

A total of $22,359 was contributed to Stewart's campaign in-kind.

His campaign spent $184,715 and had $18,528.51 on hand at the close of the reporting period.

Stewart, of Harrisburg, lent his campaign $5,000.

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