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Runoff Election Campaign Finances — State Rep. (HD-18) Candidates

by Walker County News Today staff

The hotly contested race for State Representative District 18 has narrowed from a six-way race in the March primary election to a two-man race going in to the May 24 runoff election.

With early voting complete, both candidates have begun the final push for votes with lawn signs, mailers, robo calls, and radio, internet and newspaper ads.

We combed through campaign filings to see how much money they’ve collected, how much they’ve spent, and who is contributing to these two candidates.

Both candidates have filed four different campaign finance reports for this election.  Those reports are filed according to state filing requirements and can be found on the Texas Ethics Commission website.  Information on lobbyists, candidates, political committees, and other filers can also be found there.

Below are summaries of information from the combined reports filed by the candidates.

 


Earnest BailesEarnest Bailes

Below are the totals for contributions to the Bailes campaign and expenses incurred by the Bailes campaign.

Contributions and Expenses for the Bailes Campaign
Contributions Received on the Jan. 15 Report $144,929.00
Contributions Received on the 30-Day Report $5,075.00
Contributions Received on the 8-Day Report $18,250.00
Contributions Received on the Runoff Report $164,687.39
Total Contributions Received $332,941.39
Expenses on the Jan. 15 Report $116,245.60
Expenses on the 30-Day Report $26,427.08
Expenses on the 8-Day Report $52,830.17
Expenses on the Runoff Report $130,525.43
Total Expenses $326,028.28

The table below is a list of PACs, businesses and lobbyists that have contributed to the Bailes campaign.

 

PAC/Lobby/Business Contributions
$40,000.00 Texas Farm Bureau AGFUND
$25,000.00 Associated Republicans of Texas
$23,432.38 Texans for Lawsuit Reform
$20,000.00 Texas Deer Association PAC
$10,000.00 John Otto Campaign
$5,000.00 Texas Association of Realtors/TREPAC
$3,500.00 Houston Fire Fighters PAC
$3,048.38 Texas Medical Association/TEXPAC
$2,750.00 Texas Land Developers Association PAC
$2,608.25 Texas Parent PAC
$2,500.00 Association of Texas Professional Educators
$2,000.00 Texas Hospital Association/HOSPAC
$2,000.00 Texas Oil and Gas/TEXOGA PAC
$1,500.00 Jerry Valdez Governmental Affairs
$1,500.00 Texas Southwestern Cattle Raisers PAC
$1,250.00 Texas Apartment Association PAC
$1,000.00 Exotic Wildlife Association PAC
$1,000.00 Glazer’s of Texas PAC
$1,000.00 HOME PAC
$1,000.00 Texas Architects Committee
$1,000.00 Texas Beef PAC
$1,000.00 Texas Event PAC
$1,000.00 Texas Opthamological Association/EYEPAC
$750.00 Texas Nursery Landscape Association PAC
$548.38 Blackridge
$500.00 Beer Alliance of Texas PAC
$500.00 Consulting Engineers PAC
$500.00 Hillco PAC
$500.00 Life PAC
$500.00 Pfizer PAC
$500.00 Texas Bankers Association PAC
$500.00 Texas Dairymen PAC
$500.00 Texas Dental Association PAC
$500.00 Texas Forestry Association PAC
$500.00 The Graydon Group
$500.00 Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC
$250.00 BG Yarbrough & Associates
$250.00 Delisi Communications PAC
$250.00 McGuire Woods Fed PAC
$250.00 Texas Agricultural Coop Council PAC
$200.00 Cleveland Family Dentistry
$200.00 Texas Poultry PAC
$200.00 Texas Thoroughbred Association PAC

Individuals that have contributed at least $1,000 to the Bailes campaign are listed below.

Name City Donation
Butt, Charles San Antonio $15,000.00
Anderson, Alfred Conroe $8,500.00
Sizemore, Winston Cleveland $8,300.00
Rollins, Joey Cleveland $8,050.00
Jones, Clay Shepherd $5,000.00
Patterson, Henry Cleveland $5,000.00
Robison, Landry Coldspring $3,900.00
Baxter, Bear Conroe $3,450.00
Bradley, Jeff Huntsville $3,250.00
Johnson, Tom Cleveland $2,845.00
Andrus, Terry Cypress $2,000.00
Coleman, Bob Splendora $2,000.00
Collins, Mark Crockett $2,000.00
Harper, Alan Arlington $2,000.00
Lester, Ricky Gonzales $2,000.00
Mann, Richard Pearland $2,000.00
Rhodes, Randy Shepherd $2,000.00
Green, Chip Cleveland $1,750.00
Few, John Shepherd $1,720.00
Tullos, Toby Coldspring $1,650.00
Bailes, Ernest J III Shepherd $1,500.00
Page, Floyd Dayton $1,500.00
Whitener, Jim Cleveland $1,450.00
Elliott, Ronnie Coldspring $1,400.00
Phillips, Jay Coldspring $1,350.00
Boudreaux, John Coldspring $1,200.00
Dillon, Glen Coldspring $1,200.00
Dodd, Charles Willis $1,200.00
Landers, Jake Shepherd $1,200.00
Marris, Donnie Shepherd $1,150.00
Love, Levi The Woodlands $1,100.00
Kolek, James Shepherd $1,050.00
Anderson, Dollie Conroe $1,000.00
Bankston, Dwain Hockley $1,000.00
Burns, Brenda Cleveland $1,000.00
Gray, Eddie Baytown $1,000.00
Hanson, Brady Dayton $1,000.00
Harrison, Bill Cleveland $1,000.00
Hightower, Allen Huntsville $1,000.00
Kacal, Kyle College Station $1,000.00
Karels, Thomas Oakwood $1,000.00
Lilley, Dave Wichita Falls $1,000.00
Love, Lacey The Woodlands $1,000.00
Martin, Skip Cleveland $1,000.00
McAnally, Laddie Coldspring $1,000.00
McMurrey, Frank Coldspring $1,000.00
Miller, Don Garland $1,000.00
Morris, George Houston $1,000.00
Rhoden, Doug Shepherd $1,000.00
Robison, Jan Coldspring $1,000.00
Rollins, Jimmy Dayton $1,000.00
Sizemore, Sharlet Cleveland $1,000.00
Sjolander, Bill Dayton $1,000.00
Surprise, Rene McAllen $1,000.00
Sweeten, Robert Cleveland $1,000.00
Thomas, Justin Millsap $1,000.00
Ward, David Paul Shepherd $1,000.00
Ward, John Cleveland $1,000.00
Wright, Randy Huntsville $1,000.00

Information above was compiled from the following reports:


Keith Strahan_cropped Keith Strahan

Below are the totals for contributions to the Strahan campaign and expenses incurred by the Strahan campaign.

Contributions and Expenses for the Strahan Campaign
Contributions Received on the Jan. 15 Report $38,819.69
Contributions Received on the 30-Day Report $14,101.01
Contributions Received on the 8-Day Report $44,724.05
Contributions Received on the Runoff Report $138,872.79
Total Contributions Received $236,517.54
Expenses on the Jan. 15 Report $55,609.82
Expenses on the 30-Day Report $26,015.70
Expenses on the 8-Day Report $11,490.73
Expenses on the Runoff Report $146,531.12
Total Expenses $239,647.37

The table below is a list of PACs, businesses, and lobbyists that have contributed to the Strahan campaign.

PAC/Lobby/Business Contributions
$60,000.00 Empower Texans
$34,962.59 Texas Right to Life PAC
$29,492.05 Constituents Focus PAC
$20,000.00 Texas Homeschool Coalition PAC
$5,000.00 Jonathan Stickland Campaign
$2,239.86 NE Tarrant Co Tea Party PAC
$1,271.51 Texas Shark PAC
$200.00 Valoree Swanson Campaign

Individuals that have contributed at least $1,000 to the Strahan campaign are listed below.

Name City Donation
Hock, Stacy Austin $12,000.00
Bennett, Monty Dallas $10,000.00
Middleton, David Mayes Houston $7,710.00
Findley, Robert Cleveland $3,000.00
Saulsbury, Dick Odessa $2,500.00
Norwood, Ed Liberty $1,794.00
Strahan, Mary Houston $1,500.00
Arizpe, A. Steve Spring $1,000.00
Edge, Sharon Houston $1,000.00
Gore, Rex Austin $1,000.00
Huffines, Ray Plano $1,000.00
Krause, Matt Ft Worth $1,000.00
Mincks, Jay Kingwood $1,000.00

Information above was compiled from the following reports:

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