Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody spends nearly $700,000 in final month of re-election bid

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and opponent Mike Gleason will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. (Community Impact staff)
Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and opponent Mike Gleason will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. (Community Impact staff)

Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody and opponent Mike Gleason will appear on the Nov. 3 ballot. (Community Impact staff)

In his final campaign finance report before the Nov. 3 election, Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody's campaign reported spending nearly $700,000 in one month's time.

Local candidates submitted their most recent campaign finance reports Oct. 26; they detail contributions, expenses and loans between the end of September and the end of October.

In total, Chody spent about $684,655 during that time, documents show. His report also indicated that he raised about $2,355 in contributions and has an outstanding loan of about $521,645 to himself.

Much as was shown in his Oct. 5 report, a significant amount of Chody campaign spending went to Murphy Nasica, a full-service political consulting firm, to the tune of about $523,152, documents show. This is about double what he paid the firm between July 1 and the end of September, it said.

Chody’s opponent, Mike Gleason, raised more than three times as much as Chody in political contributions, at about $7,473, but spent drastically less: The Gleason campaign reported about $12,640 in expenditures during the same period reporting, documents show.


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By Ali Linan
Ali Linan began covering Georgetown for Community Impact Newspaper in 2018. Her reporting focuses on education and Williamson County. Ali hails from El Paso and graduated from Syracuse University in 2017.


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