Joplin megadonor cuts monetary donations for 2020 election

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that after helping Republican candidates with millions of dollars in 2016, one of Missouri’s most prolific megadonors is sitting out the 2020 election.

In a statement to the Post-Dispatch, a spokeswoman for David Humphreys said the Joplin businessman is “staying out of politics this year because of the toll of the coronavirus and the divisive nature of politics.”

“During the pandemic and economic crisis, David’s full-time attention and resources have been focused on his business and helping his community and charities that he and his family support,” said Kim Eckerman, communications chief for TAMKO Building Products, a roofing material business that Humphreys owns.