In the race to become a director on Wentzville Fire Protection District's board, one candidate clearly has the support of firefighters from Wentzville and elsewhere.
That's according to campaign finance reports filed with St. Charles County Election Authority and Missouri Ethics Commission. Documents show that 's campaign committee has outraised opponent 's by nearly $40,000. Both are vying for a vacant seat on the board.
Mainieri's committee is being funded primarily by donations from firefighters in the district, which covers all or parts of Lake Saint Louis, O'Fallon and Wentzville, among other areas in west St. Charles County.
All told, Wentzville Professional Firefighters donated $38,600 to Mainieri's committee this election season, according to documents.
That's in addition to donations from IAFF Firefighters and Paramedics of St. Charles and Lincoln County ($500); Professional Fire Fighters of Eastern Missouri Local 2665 ($325); Citizens for Steve Stenger ($250); North County Firefighters PAC ($100); and smaller donations from at least 13 other firefighters or EMTs who work in Wentzville, Maryland Heights or Lake Saint Louis.
In comparison, Peanick's committee raised $2,535 in total. Major contributors include St. Charles County Association of Realtors ($500); Carpenters Help in the Political Process PAC ($250); Matt Bross ($250); Bill Luetkenhaus ($250); and Peanick Investment Company ($400).
How important is the Wentzville fire board race to you? As we draw closer to the April 2 election, which candidate stands out?