JEFFERSON CITY • The president of the St. Louis Board of Aldermen was fined $10,950 for failing to report eight campaign contributions dating to his unsuccessful bid for mayor last year.
Under an agreement with the Missouri Ethics Commission made public on Dec. 28, Lewis Reed, who is now seeking reelection to the board president’s post, can pay regulators $1,095 to comply with the finding and won’t have to pay the full amount if he commits no other violations in the next two years.
The consent order found that Reed did not disclose contributions from AT&T Missouri Employee political action committee, the Spire PAC and the Regional Progress PAC, which accepts contributions from corporate interests and then passes them along to candidates.
"There was an error with the data entry and we have worked with the MEC to make sure it has been corrected. Unfortunately, this sometimes happens when you have a large volume of contributions to record during a campaign," Reed's campaign said in a statement.
The statement also noted the fine has been paid.
Reed is among a trio of candidates for board president. Others include Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, D-St. Louis, and Alderman Megan Green, 15th Ward.