The money…<br><br>”Among the contenders for the presidency, state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) alone reports $543,161 in donations. She’s trailed closely by the incumbent, board president Lewis Reed, who has raised $304,220. The third contender, Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green, has brought in $117,273. <br><br>As of the eight-day report, Reed had the most cash on hand: $184,304. <br><br>And the race has brought in more money than even those high totals suggest, since they do not include independent expenditures on the candidates’ behalf. Ads like the ones that have appeared on Facebook within the last week touting Reed, as well as ward challengers including Sunni Hutton and Debra Carnahan, were paid for a group called Vote StL that is working independently from the candidates. That group’s efforts, fueled by $75,000 in dark money, come in addition to the totals reported by candidates. “

The money…

“Among the contenders for the presidency, state Senator Jamilah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) alone reports $543,161 in donations. She’s trailed closely by the incumbent, board president Lewis Reed, who has raised $304,220. The third contender, Alderwoman Megan Ellyia Green, has brought in $117,273.

As of the eight-day report, Reed had the most cash on hand: $184,304.

And the race has brought in more money than even those high totals suggest, since they do not include independent expenditures on the candidates’ behalf. Ads like the ones that have appeared on Facebook within the last week touting Reed, as well as ward challengers including Sunni Hutton and Debra Carnahan, were paid for a group called Vote StL that is working independently from the candidates. That group’s efforts, fueled by $75,000 in dark money, come in addition to the totals reported by candidates. “

Race for Board of Aldermen Presidency Nears $1 Million in Funding

One week before the Democratic primary that will decide half the seats on the St. Louis Board of Aldermen, including its presidency, candidates are reporting…

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