Candidates for Georgetown ISD board of trustees file latest campaign finance reports

The campaign finance reports show campaign donations and expenditures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
The campaign finance reports show campaign donations and expenditures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

The campaign finance reports show campaign donations and expenditures. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

With fewer 30 days left until the May election, candidates for Georgetown ISD board of trustees Places 6 and 7 submitted their most recent campaign finance reports April 2. The reports detail expenditures and donations from the beginning of January through April 1.

GISD Place 7 incumbent Ben Stewart's campaign raised $1,844. Notable contributors include Place 3 trustee Andy Webb and Place 5 trustee Melanie Dunham, according to the reports. GISD Executive Director for Communications Melinda Brasher also contributed to his campaign. A combined total of $502 was contributed by Webb, Dunham and Brasher, the report said.

Stewart has spent about $3,013, approximately $2,338 of which has come from personal funds.

One of Stewart's opponents, Stephen Benold, raised $6,225, per reports. Financial campaign reports for another opponent, Jeff Siegismund, are not yet available, as he has filed a modified report and has not gone over his $930 spending limit, district officials said. Benold's expenditure total was $8,039, the report said.

Place 6 candidate Jen Mauldin raised more than her opponent, Tim Carr, with $7,921, and has spent about $11,553, the report said. Carr raised $5,450, including a $250 contribution from Webb. Carr has made $6,723 in expenditures, it said.


Early voting will run from April 19-27. Early voting locations can be found here. Election day is May 1.

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By Fernanda Figueroa

Reporter, Georgetown

Fernanda joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in March 2021 after graduating from The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a second major in political science. Fernanda covers education, local government, non profits and business for the city of Georgetown. Prior to CI, Fernanda worked as a reporter for The Rider, UTRGV's weekly student newspaper and served as a media relations intern for UTRGV Athletics.