Northeast Tarrant

Colleyville candidates file campaign reports

City Council candidates have raised more than $17,000 toward their campaigns.

The four candidates vying for the two open Colleyville City Council seats in the May 9 election submitted their 30-day financial reports on April 9.

Place 6 challenger Bobby Lindamood led the pack by raising $7,928.93 in political contributions. At the other end of the fundraising spectrum was Place 6 incumbent Mike Taylor who had raised $750.

Place 5 candidate Nancy Coplen garnered $6,81 in contributions, and Elizabeth Zeitlin racked up $1,800 in contributions.

Most of the contributions came from Colleyville residents, or people within the Metroplex.

Coplen was the first to begin raising funds, securing her first contribution on Feb. 10. Taylor was the last start, with his first contribution on March 19.

Advertising and costs associated with printing signs were the highest billed expenditures for candidates. Lindamood has spent $7,244 on advertising and consulting. Zeitlin racked up $4,483.90 on advertising and consulting that includes campaign signs, shirts and more. Coplen used $3,177.95 on advertising including signs, a website and more.

Zeitlin and Coplen spent a combined $138 on Facebook advertising.

Lindamood and Zeitlin both used Fort Worth-based JTD Strategies LLC for advertising and consulting.

As of the filing date, Taylor had not spent any money.

Candidates will file another finance report eight days before the election on May 1.

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