Missouri: Controversial gambling company sends $90,000 to PAC linked to Parson ally Jack Suntrup, St. Louis Post Dispatch · June 30, 2020 at 6:42 am Courtroom headaches, including felony charges of illegal gambling, haven’t stopped a Wildwood-based slot machine company from spending its money to influence Missouri politics. State ethics commission records show Torch Electronics on Sunday sent $90,000 to the Missouri Growth PAC, a political action committee connected to Torch lobbyist Steve Tilley, a former Missouri House speaker and ally of Gov. Mike Parson. Tilley’s father, Everett Tilley, is treasurer of the Perryville-based PAC, in existence since 2013. It was unclear Monday where the Growth PAC would send the money. Gregg Keller, a spokesman for Torch and a GOP political consultant, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Asked about the Torch donation, Everett Tilley hung up on a reporter.