Northeast Tarrant

Grapevine City Council, GCISD board candidates file campaign financials

Candidates for the City Council and the GCISD board of Trustees filed their first round of campaign finance reports, April 9.

The two candidates in the race for Grapevine City Council Place 1, reported no money raised.

Marc Blum, project manager, raised no money and his total expenditures were $501.

While C. Shane Wilbanks, a retired human resources executive had not raised or spent any money on his campaign.

Financial reports for the Place 1 and Place 2 candidates for the Grapevine-Colleyville School District board are as follows:

Place 1

Mark Assaad, Grapevine resident and an engineer, reported raising $4,200 which included a $3,000 political contribution from William and Stacey Brewer of Colleyville. Total political expenditures were $5,814.19.

Mindy McClure of Colleyville, a homemaker, raised no money. Her expenditures totalled $3,975.84.

McClure’s costs include items such as printing for campaign signs, campaign flyers and handouts, as well as stakes and cable ties and campaign T-shirts. All expenses have been paid for by McClure, herself.

Kathleen Thompson of Grapevine, a writer, raised $6,435. Her total expenditures are $3,882.76.

Place 2

Becky St. John, who co-owns a consulting company, raised $600. Total expenditures were $1,857.80.

St. John, who serves as her own campaign manager, said her campaign primarily is self-funded.

Jesse David Hoffman, of Grapevine is an attorney and raised $1,789.74, Total expenditures were $1,629.87.

Early voting began on Monday and election day is May 9.

Marty Sabota, 817-390-7367