Quincy mayoral campaign warchests far from full … for now


Quincy Mayor Mike Troup and former 3rd Ward Alderman Dan Brink will square off in the Feb. 25, 2025 Republican primary.

QUINCY — With 250 days to go until the Feb. 25, 2025, Illinois consolidated primary, the two Republicans who have announced their intentions to run for Quincy mayor have some money in the bank to run their campaigns.

But probably not enough yet.

According to documentation filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections, Mayor Mike Troup has $38,306 in his campaign account as of the end of the first quarter filing period of April 15. The next mandatory financial reports are due on July 15.

Troup has raised no money for his campaign since he defeated Democrat Nora Baldner on April 4, 2021. He announced his intention to run for re-election in March.

Troup spent about $70,000 during his first election bid in defeating former 3rd Ward Alderman Paul Havermale in the 2021 Republican Primary before winning the general election.

Republican Dan Brink, a former 6th Ward alderman, was the first person to announce a mayoral run when he threw his hat in the ring in October 2023. Brink had $20,931 in his campaign coffers on April 15, according to the Board of Elections.

Most of Brink’s revenues have come from family and friends to this point. His largest contributor is $5,000 from Cullum & Brown, an air compressor company based in Lee’s Summit, Mo.

Troup’s campaign was tagged with a $3,000 penalty from the Illinois State Board of Elections earlier this year for improperly filed paperwork. Linda Beers resigned as the campaign’s treasurer on June 14. Jeff McPherson now is the campaign’s treasurer, with Ray Wilson remaining as campaign chairman.

Brink is listed as the chair of his own campaign. Drew Erwin is his campaign treasurer.

The general election is April 1, 2025. No Democrat has announced their intent to run for mayor at this time. Upon her retirement in December 2023, former City Treasurer Linda Moore, a Democrat, said she could “potentially” be a candidate, but has not publicly stated her intentions as of this time.

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