Keller Citizen

Candidates in KISD report on finances

As election day approaches, candidates for Place 6 on the Keller school board have been reporting their expenses and contributions.

Incumbent Brad Schofield, a 51-year-old certified public accountant, said late last week that he has spent close to $3,000 on his campaign, with most of that going for signs and some for event fees and advertising. He has donated $1,500 to his campaign and loaned the campaign that amount, along with taking in a $100 contribution from a KISD resident.

Challenger David Gerda, a 52-year-old Keller business owner, loaned his campaign just over $10,000 and collected about a half a dozen donations from individuals ranging from $50 to $250 as of April 23. He has spent about $5,450 on signs, cards, events and advertising.

Place 7 also is on the May 9 ballot. Incumbent Ruthie Keyes, a 60-year-old retired teacher, chose modified reporting, which means that she will neither accept nor spend more than $500 total on her campaign. Her challenger, David Staine, dropped out of the race, but his name will appear on the ballot.