Democrat incumbent Celia Israel leads Republican Ceasar Ruiz in political donations so far this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Tuesday.

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 House District 50 during that timeframe:

Israel: $78,508.03 contributions, $40,870.50 expenditures

Ruiz: $486 contributions, $2,176 expenditures

Here’s the top financial supporters for each campaign:


1. TREPAC Texas Association of Realtors, $20,000

2. Friends of the University PAC, $2,500

3. Texas Apartment Association PAC, $1,750


1. Rosemary Edwards, $100

2. Koreen Hughes, $100

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