Larry Gonzales received most campaign contributions so far in Texas House District 52

Election day is Nov. 8.

Election day is Nov. 8.

Republican incumbent Larry Gonzales leads Libertarian challenger Henry Knetsar 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 52 during that timeframe:

Gonzales: $38,022.14 contributions, $30,966.50 expenditures
Knetsar: $0 contributions, $0 expenditures

Here’s the top financial supporters for Gonzales' campaign:
1. Texas Dental Association, $5,000
2. Texas Podiatric Medical Association PAC, $2,500
3. Multiple $2,000 donors

The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 31, or eight days before the election.
By Joe Warner
Joe Warner is executive editor of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor for Central Texas and senior editor of the flagship Round Rock, Pflugerville and Hutto newspaper. He came to Central Texas from Metro Detroit, where he was editor and general manager of several daily and weekly publications. He is the former president of the Michigan Press Association and was on the MPA board of directors for nine years.