The most recent round of campaign finance reports for each candidate were released Tuesday, Oct. 11.
Rep. Gary Elkins leads Democratic opponent Jesse Ybanez in political donations so far this election season, according to the latest round of campaign finance reports due to election officials Tuesday.
Rep. Gary Elkins[/caption]
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 State House District 135 during that timeframe:
Candidates for the Texas House can receive unlimited contributions from individuals; candidate committees; political action committees, or PACs; and political parties.
Here are the top three financial supporters for each campaign:
1. Texas Land Title Association PAC, $5,000
2. Texas Association of Realtors, $2,500
3. Texas Apartment Association, Koch PAC, Texas Manufactured Housing Association PAC, Blackridge, Texas Consumer Finance Association PAC and Associated General Contractors of Texas PAC contributed $2,000 each.
1. ActBlue Texas PAC, $2,790.20, across several donations
2. James Vincelette and Cy-Fair Area Democratic Club contributed $200 each.
3. Mary Trenkle, Armondo Saenz and Filbert Ybanez contributed $100 each.
The next campaign finance report deadline is Oct. 31, or eight days before the election.
Anna joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a degree in journalism from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio. In July 2017, she transitioned to editor for the Tomball/Magnolia edition. She began covering the communities of Conroe and Montgomery as well in 2020. Anna covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Anna served as editor-in-chief of Cedars, interned with the National Journalism Center in Washington, D.C., and spent time writing for the Springfield News-Sun and Xenia Daily Gazette.