RELEASE: Mark Mantovani Proves He Can Withstand Negative Campaign by County Executive Stenger

Along with his continued personal commitment to the campaign, raises more than $370,000 in latest fundraising quarter

Clayton, MO – Mark Mantovani’s campaign for St. Louis County Executive reported to the Missouri Ethics Commission total contributions over $1.66 million despite a negative, but predictable, barrage of false and misleading television advertising by the incumbent. The campaign raised more than $371,000 during the first quarter fundraising period from January 1 – April 16 and reports it has more than $821,000 cash on hand.

In an attempt to rewrite history, County Executive Stenger spoke on camera about his efforts to save Northwest Plaza, but failed to mention his role in the pay-to-play endeavors that resulted in more than $350,000 in donations from the developers of the property, in the form of a LLC designed to disguise the money directed to his campaign. He also failed to mention the role of his campaign manager in negotiating the deal and numerous other mismanaged projects currently plaguing his office.

“The hundreds of individuals who have given to this campaign with the knowledge of Mark’s leadership attributes and his commitment to ethics and government reform, all while being under constant negative attack by the political establishment, has been amazing,” said Campaign Strategist Grant Campbell. “The public is fed up with the deceit and corruption which is costing St. Louis County taxpayers millions, and is ready for a change of leadership.”

Campbell continued, “Mark is not a career politician, and voters see him as someone who will do the right thing, not just the same old thing. His message of revitalizing our region through visionary, collaborative leadership, and building a government that’s transparent and committed to fairness and equality, is clearly resonating.”

If elected County Executive, Mantovani has pledged that he will decline all campaign contributions during the three years after his election and that he won’t take a penny in contributions from anyone who has a contract to do business with St. Louis County.

Last week, nearly 20 current and former mayors and key municipal leaders from across the region endorsed Mantovani for St. Louis County Executive, calling for “real leadership and a new vision from the County Executive.”

The Democratic Primary for St. Louis County Executive will be held on August 7, 2018. For more information about Mark Mantovani and his campaign visit

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