Celia Israel received most campaign contributions so far in Texas House District 50

Election day is Nov. 8.

Election day is Nov. 8.

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:

Israel

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

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

3. Texas Apartment Association PAC, $1,750

Ruiz

1. Rosemary Edwards, $100

2. Koreen Hughes, $100

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.