UPDATED: Long leads in total campaign contributions; Redus leads in number of donors in race for Williamson County Commissioner, Precinct 2


Editor’s note Oct. 29 at 3:26 p.m.: Williamson County previously told Community Impact Newspaper that candidate Kasey Redus’s eight-day campaign finance report was not submitted on deadline. New information from the county clarified that Redus’s finance report was submitted on deadline, but addressed to someone who was out of the office. The story has been updated.

Updated Oct. 30 at 3:49 p.m.

Democratic candidate Kasey Redus brought in $4,524.01 between Sept. 28 and Oct. 27, according to her campaign finance report due Oct. 29. The report shows 31 donations, 19 of which are from new donors. Her biggest contributor is now Williamson County Deputies Association PAC from Georgetown. The additional funds bring her total contributions to $28,207.31.

Updated Oct. 30 at 1:13 p.m.

Incumbent Cynthia Long’s latest campaign finance report due eight days before the election shows her campaign received $8,500 more in funding from Sept. 28 to Oct. 27. The report shows funding from 16 additional donors and one repeated donor, HDR Pac of Omaha, NE, which is now her biggest contributor. The additional funds bring her total contributions to $54,275.

Original story posted Oct. 29 at 2:07 p.m.

Incumbent Cynthia Long has garnered almost double the campaign contribution funds than her opponent Kasey Redus, according to campaign finance reports for the Williamson County Commissioner, Precinct 2 candidates. However, Redus had 42 more donors than Long.

Long, the Republican candidate, received a total of $45,775 in donations. Her biggest contributors were Atkins North America PAC from Austin; Ed and Elizabeth Horne of Austin; Husch Blackwell LLP from St. Louis, MO; and Ray Wilkerson of Austin. She had 90 different donors.

Redus, the Democratic candidate, received $23,683.30 in donations. Her biggest contributor was Western WilCo Dems Club from Austin followed by Cecilia Marshall of Wildwood, MO; Sun City Democratics Club from Georgetown; and William Pohl of Austin. She had 132 different donors. Redus also brought in $1,274.50 in nonitemized contributions under $50 after an estate sale, said Michelle LaRose, Redus’s campaign manager.

Campaign contributions reported by candidates in January through October are outlined below. In-kind donations, or non-monetary gifts such as goods and services, are not included.

Precinct 2 includes Leander, Cedar Park, Liberty Hill and parts of Austin. Early voting began Oct. 22 and runs through Nov. 2. Election Day is Nov. 6. More information about Long and Redus can be found in this Q&A with the candidates.

Cynthia Long campaign finance contributions
Including campaign finance reports through Oct. 29

Kasey Redus campaign finance contributions
Including campaign finance reports through Oct. 29

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Marisa Charpentier
Marisa Charpentier joined Community Impact in September 2018. After working as an intern, she became a reporter for the Cedar Park | Leander edition in October 2018. Charpentier graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with degrees in journalism and Plan II Honors.
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