Candidates running for City Council and mayoral positions have spent more than $34,760 collectively toward their political campaigns.
The four candidates running for an open City Council seat and the mayor’s position submitted their campaign finance reports on April 9.
Laura Hill, a mayoral candidate and current Mayor Pro Tem, has spent the most at $17,170.33. Place 2 candidate Pamela Muller had not spent or collected any money for her campaign, by the time the report was due.
Place 2 candidate Shawn McCaskill had spent $10,984 while Carolyn Morris, mayoral candidate and current City Council member, had spent $6,605.63.
A majority of the spending, so far, has gone toward advertising and printing signs and other items.
Hill’s expenses included $10,939.81 on advertising and printing for signs. Morris racked up $5,835.73 in expenses.
Shawn McCaskill has spent $10,177.90, including Facebook advertising, mailers and sponsorships.
To make this spending possible candidates, also worked to raise contributions, most coming from people within the city.
Hill received her first contribution on Jan. 28 from Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes before going on to rack up $25,900 in donations from 49 different people or couples.
Morris’s first donation came in on March 29 and through 42 contributions, including one from fellow council member Shahid Shafi, she was able to raise $10,075.
McCaskill received his first donation on Feb. 6 and received $3,525 from 10 donors.
Candidates will submit another campaign finance report on May 1, eight days from the election.
Dustin L. Dangli, 817-390-7770