Kansas City Sen. Kiki Curls and Rep. Brandon Ellington among to top 10 recipients of lobbyist gifts in 2015
Sen. Kiki Curls took in $4,120 worth of gifts from lobbyists in 2015, according to records compiled by progressive advocacy organization Progress Missouri.
That haul ranks the Kansas City Democrat No. 8 on a listing of amounts Missouri lawmakers accepted from lobbyists.
Coming in at No. 10 on that list is Rep. Brandon Ellington (D-Kansas City), who took $3,913 in lobbyist gifts.
North St. Louis County Democratic Sen. Gina Walsh topped the list with $6,872.
Other local officials who featured prominently on the list included Rep. John Rizzo (D-Kansas City) at No. 15 with $3,340; Rep. Gail Beatty McCann (D-Kansas City) at No. 18 with $3,177; and Rep. Randy Dunn (D-Kansas City at No. 22 with $2,885.
A handful of local legislators took nothing from lobbyists last year. They include Sen. Will Kraus (R-Lee’s Summit); Rep. Jeanie Lauer (R-Blue Springs); Rep. DaRon McGee, (D-Kansas City); Rep. Donna Pfautsch (R-Harrisonville); Rory Rowland (D-Independence); and Sheila Solon (R-Blue Springs).
Check out the whole list here.