Dawn Buckingham leads Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder in political donations so far this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Tuesday.

TEXPAC, a state political action committee that advocates on behalf of state physicians, residents and medical students, tops the list of donors for Buckingham, a local physician.

Every opposed candidate in the Nov. 8 election must file a contributions and expenditures report 30 days before the election. This latest round of reports, the first mandated disclosure since this summer, covers all financials from July 1 to Sept. 29, according to the Texas Ethics Commission.

Here is how much donation money each candidate has earned and spent for Texas Senate District 24 during that timeframe:
Dawn Buckingham: $195,383.55 contributions, $72,203 expenditures
Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder: $11,620 contributions, $5,365.91 expenditures.

Candidates for the Texas Senate can receive unlimited contributions from individuals; candidate committees; political action committees, or PACs; and political parties.

Here’s the top five financial supporters for each campaign:

Dawn Buckingham

  1. TEXPAC, $25,500 total ($25,000 July 8; $500 Sept. 16)

  2. Alan Harper, $25,000 total ($10,000 July 9; $8,000 Sept. 9; $7,000 Sept. 9)

  3. Texas Association of Realtors PAC, $10,000

  4. Texas Farm Bureau Friends of Agriculture Inc., $10,000

  5. AT&T Texas PAC; Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC; Texas Building Branch AGC PAC, $5,000 each

Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder

  1. Stephen Courtney, $3,500 total ($3,000 Sept. 23; $500 Aug. 10)

  2. The Honorable Don Adams, $1,000

  3. Highland Lakes Democratic Women, $1,000

  4. Kerr County Chapter Texas Democratic Women PAC, $1,000

  5. Coryell County Democratic Club; Democratic Women Association of Lampasas, $500 each

The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 31, or eight days before the election.