In his bid to become mayor of Lake Saint Louis, Ward 1 Alderman Ralph Sidebottom barely has outraised incumbent Mike Potter in donations.
That's according to campaign finance reports filed with the St. Charles County Election Authority on March 25 and 26. Documents show that Sidebottom's campaign committee raised $1,785 compared to Potter's $1,600.
The gap becomes even wider when considering that Potter donated $1,000 to his own committee. The committee also received a $500 donation from St. Charles County Association of Realtors.
Major contributions to Sidebottom's campaign came from from Hoisting Engineers Local 513 ($300); Joyce Corey ($200); and Joseph Snell ($150).
As of March 25, neither candidate spent very much of the money. Both paid about $500 to Newstime for campaign advertisements, and Potter spent another $233 for printing.
Are you paying attention to the Lake Saint Louis mayoral race? As we draw closer to the April 2 election, which candidate stands out for you?