Pritchett, Stokes Fined by Missouri Ethics Commission
Wentzville Patch - almost 6 years
On April 19, the Missouri Ethics Commission (MEC) filed orders to fine Wentzville board of aldermen candidates Jeremy Pritchett and Rick Stokes and their campaign committees for failing to include some state-required wording on campaign materials.
The complaint against Rich Stokes stated that Stokes and his committee had published an ad in Crossroads Newsmagazine that failed to include the wording "Paid for by Citizens for Rick Stokes, Donn Lesser, Treasurer."
The complaint against Jeremy Pritchett concerned campaign signs that failed to carry the statement "Paid for by Friends for Jeremy Pritchett as Alderman, Jill Matlick, Treasurer." The signs instead carried the wording "Paid for by Friends of Jeremy" on the back of the signs.
The required wording on campaign materials should be "clear and conspicuous," according to the MEC.
Both candidates were fined $100.
Stokes won his race for re-election to the board of alderman. Pritchett lost by a small margin.
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