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How did Joan McCarthy Lasonde spend campaign funds in the third quarter?

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By Local Labs News Service | Oct 7, 2018

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Republican Joan McCarthy Lasonde's election campaign committee, Joan for Illinois, spent $30,697 in the third quarter, according to committee expenditure records obtained from the Illinois State Board of Elections (ISBE).

Lasonde's committee spent the most on consulting strategist in the quarter, with all those payments ($8,259) going to Expert Communications & Training in La Grange. Table 1 below shows the distribution of how Lasonde's committee spent its money in the third quarter.

Table 1: Third-quarter spending by purpose
Purpose
Amount
Percent of total spending
Consulting strategist
$8,259
26.9%
Staff salaries
$5,536
18%
Rent
$4,350
14.2%
Ad books
$3,600
11.7%
Consulting
$3,500
11.4%
Principal payment, lasonde
$1,000
3.3%
Venue
$1,000
3.3%
Credit card fees
$506
1.7%
Office supplies
$500
1.6%
Website expenses
$480
1.6%
Cable
$374
1.2%
Yard signs
$348
1.1%
Membership dues
$320
1%
Utilities
$267
0.9%
Misc
$250
0.8%
Band
$200
0.7%
Post office box
$200
0.7%
Processing fees
$5
< 0.1%

Table 2 below shows the top 25 largest single expenditures during the quarter.

Table 2: Largest expenses of the third quarter
Recipient
Date
Amount
Purpose
Make it Better Magazine
2018-08-16
$3,600
Ad books
Expert Communications & Training
2018-09-11
$3,000
Consulting strategist
Expert Communications & Training
2018-08-21
$2,000
Consulting strategist
Expert Communications & Training
2018-07-03
$2,000
Consulting strategist
Expert Communications & Training
2018-07-10
$2,000
Consulting
Kevin Doherty
2018-07-03
$1,600
Staff salaries
Winning Systems
2018-07-12
$1,500
Consulting
Key Renter Property Management
2018-07-26
$1,450
Rent
Key Renter Property Management
2018-08-27
$1,450
Rent
Key Renter Property Management
2018-09-26
$1,450
Rent
Expert Communications & Training
2018-08-07
$1,000
Consulting strategist
Joan M. Lasonde
2018-07-17
$1,000
Principal payment, lasonde
Margarita European Inn
2018-07-03
$1,000
Venue
Tracy Kearney
2018-09-18
$774
Staff salaries
Jake Leahy
2018-07-05
$660
Staff salaries
Jake Leahy
2018-07-03
$600
Staff salaries
Tracy Kearney
2018-08-31
$525
Staff salaries
Raise the Money, Inc.
2018-09-30
$506
Credit card fees
Office Depot
2018-09-30
$500
Office supplies
Short Stack Studio
2018-09-04
$480
Website expenses
comcast
2018-08-05
$374
Cable
Anne Foley
2018-07-09
$370
Staff salaries
Tracy Kearney
2018-08-21
$352
Staff salaries
Meyers O 'Donnell, Inc
2018-08-24
$348
Yard signs
Anne Foley
2018-07-17
$340
Staff salaries

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