Editor's note: Patch has posted in-depth looks at the campaign finance reports of each candidate running for State House and State Senate. An index is attached at the bottom of this post.
Local candidates running for state office have provided a first glimpse into their campaign war chests.
Candidates were required to file detailed reports of receipts and expenditures with Minnesota’s Campaign Finance Board by July 30 and itemize donors, lobbyist contributions and disbursements.
Local Republican David Osmek is running for the State Senate District 33 seat after serving for more than a decade on the Mound City Council. The seat is being vacated by retiring State Senator Gen Olson, and Osmek will face off against Connie Doepke in a primary scheduled for Aug. 14 to determine who advances to the November general election.
Osmek has raised just over $13,500 since Jan. 1 and entered the year with about $5,000 on hand.
Osmek has received contributions ranging from $100 to $500 from a total of about 25 individuals. He also received $3,000 from the 33rd Senate District RPM headquartered in Medina.
No lobbyist contributions have been reported.
Osmek’s campaign has spent just over $8,000 to date and had an ending cash balance of $10,513 as of July 23. The campaign has a $10,000 loan payable and no unpaid campaign expenditures.
Some of the campaign’s largest line item expenditures include public relations/fundraising consulting ($1,000), lawn signs (just under $2,000) and assorted printing and postage.
State Senate District 33