Scott Cosper leads the pack in fundraising to become the next Killeen mayor, ahead of former councilman Dick Young and retiree Hal Butchart.
The Texas Ethics Commission requires local candidates file two campaign finance reports 30 days and eight days before an election.
According to a campaign finance report, Cosper, a former councilman, raised $13,482 in political contributions.
Six of Cosper’s contributors donated $500 to his campaign, including former Mayor Pro Tem Michael Lower. Diane Connell is Cosper’s highest contributor, donating $2,500. Killeen Mayor Dan Corbin contributed $382 to Cosper’s campaign.
Cosper spent $12,270 on advertising, signs and event expenses.
Young raised $3,793 in campaign funds, including $500 from Cleo Bay, $600 from Charles and Diane Guidry and $500 from Rob DiMotta.
Young had $12,812 in campaign expenditures for advertising and event expenses.
Butchart raised $1,600. According to the report, none of this contributors gave more than $50. His expenses, which covered advertising costs, totaled $2,971.
Killeen Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Blackstone leads the fundraising race in the battle against six other candidates vying for an at-large seat on the council in the May 10 election.
Blackstone raised $4,899, including $250 from Corbin. She spent $1,227 on advertising expenses.
Incumbent Jared Foster reported $1,700 in campaign contributions and $850 in expenditures, which included food, printing and advertising.
Randy Doyle raised $875 and had $888 in expenditures, including yard signs, name badges and Web design.
Juan Rivera received $650 in contributions, including a $250 contribution from Corbin and $200 from Lower. Rivera reported $1,664.61 in campaign expenses for signs, postcards and T-shirts.
Incumbent Jonathan Okray reported $200 in contributions and $4,191 in expenses for advertising and consulting.
Gary “Bubba” Purser reported $4,792 in campaign expenses for signs, T-shirts, buttons and hats. He reported no campaign contributions.
Doris Mims-Owens had not filed a report as of Friday.
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