ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – An ethics complaint has been filed against St. Louis License Collector Mavis Thompson by her opponent, Alderman Jeffrey Boyd.
Boyd says at a Third Ward meeting in April, Thompson passed out literature about her accomplishments in office that was not paid for by her campaign.
“It’s not the first time she actually did it, it’s just that finally I decided that I was going to file a complaint against her because she’s clearly using her ‘101 Days in Office’ as a way to showcase her achievements, but it was paid for by the taxpayers,” Boyd says.
Boyd says he believes it’s a blatant violation.
“Can you imagine being in public office and using taxpayer-funded money to run a campaign?” he asks. “That’s not right.”
KMOX reached out to Thompson and is awaiting her response.
Thompson was appointed by Gov. Jay Nixon last year when former License Collector Michael McMillan left to become president of the Urban League.
Boyd has been endorsed in the August 5 primary by Mayor Slay.
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