Updated Missouri Ethics Commission Reports

The Missouri Ethics Commission receives campaign finance reports from candidates. While candidates sometimes use flowery language or vague promises of being the best, MEC Reports are real, objective, verifiable facts. These can be a powerful indicator of what you can expect from a candidate.

What can we learn?

Umbarger: Campaign paid for 100% by self and wife. Integrity.
Umbarger: Every report filed on time. Diligence.

Barker: Accepts thousands from defense lawyers he faces in court at his current job.*
Barker: Relies overwhelmingly on money from out of county.*
Barker: Pays less than 4% of his own campaign contributions.*
Barker: Files late 3 out of 4 required campaign finance reports.*

*NONE of the other candidates currently running in Dallas County have done this.

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Who Pulls the Strings?

Candidates for office in Missouri are required to periodically report to the Missouri Ethics Commission the sources of campaign funds. Candidates file reports July 16. While voters decide who is elected, it is important who finances a candidate’s campaign. “Dance with the one what brung ya!”

In order of appearance on the ballot, here are the reports filed by the candidates in Dallas County…

Associate Circuit Judge
Andrew Mead
Lisa C. Henderson

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Brett R. Harrison
Susan Faulkner

Prosecuting Attorney
Jason Umbarger
Jonathan Barker

All candidate reports are sourced and publicly available from the Missouri Ethics Commission.

 

Jason Umbarger for Dallas County Prosecutor

Last night at the meeting of the Dallas County Republican Party, I announced my candidacy for Dallas County Prosecuting Attorney. The primary is scheduled for August 7, 2018.

I live in Buffalo with my wife, Angela, and our boys, Sean and Ryan. I am serving my second term as Alderman for the City of Buffalo where I have a perfect track record of voting to support local business and for law enforcement.

I work as a lawyer practicing in our circuit. I have 17 years’ experience as an attorney, including significant criminal practice experience involving diverse cases from traffic to murder. I have represented defendants in numerous criminal trials and served as special counsel in both municipal and state criminal cases. I have handled a number of appeals, including the Springfield Red Light Camera case resulting in the termination of automated traffic enforcement in Springfield following our success at the Missouri Supreme Court. I was also a part of the team of attorneys who asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the mass lockdown student search case at Central High School in Springfield. My research has been published in several references for attorneys and I have experience providing training to attorneys. I have won awards for providing pro bono representation to indigent clients and I was selected as a National Merit Scholar. My work has been covered in the media locally, nationally, and even internationally.

I feel I am well qualified in education, experience, commitment and temperament to serve Dallas County as your next prosecuting attorney and when the time comes, I would appreciate your vote.

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