Keller Citizen

Keller City Council candidates submit initial financial reports

The candidates for Keller City Council have submitted their initial campaign financial reports.

The five candidates, one is not actively campaigning, for the two expiring seats on Keller’s Council, submitted their initial campaign financial reports to the City Secretary, who provided the reports.

Place 1

Incumbent Debbie Bryan’s report lists $10,340 in total contributions and $4,792 in total campaign expenditures from Jan. 29 - April 8. Chris Whatley, a Planning & Zoning Commissioner who ran for Place 2 in a special election last year and withdrew his application from this election, contributed nearly $5,000 to Bryan’s campaign on Feb. 28. The report shows Bryan spent $4,000 on consulting and $652 on yard signs.

Challenger Mitch Holmes lists $3,800 in contributions from Feb. 26 - April 8 and about $2,567 in total campaign expenditures, most of which was for yard signs.

Stephanie Setzer also is a candidate for Place 1, but she announced about two weeks ago that she was suspending her campaign for personal reasons. However, before she stopped actively campaigning, she filed her initial campaign financial report, it says she received $325 in contributions, including $250 from her husband, Jeff, and spent $760 on the campaign, mostly for yard signs and online advertising.

Place 2

Challenger Bill Heydenburk’s report says that from March 2 - April 9, he raised $4,460 and spent $3,631, mainly on campaign cards and signs.

From Jan. 15 - April 10, incumbent Armin Mizani received $2,575 in contributions and spent $1,140, mainly on campaign cards and signs, according to his report.

In Westlake, four candidates are on the ballot for three at-large seats on Westlake Town Council. According to the town secretary, their initial reports showed they didn’t have any contributions or expenses.

Early voting began on Monday and runs through May 5. Election Day is May 9.