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City Council Incumbents Report Little Activity in First Half of 2018

While Mayor Ginger Nelson was raising big in the first part of 2018, fundraising for the rest of the City Council was much smaller.

According to campaign finance reports filed on Monday, the four incumbent members of the Amarillo City Council reported little activity. First, Councilmember Elaine Hays reported no activity during the period running from January 1 through June 30th. Hays has $570 in the bank.

Next, Councilmember Freda Powell reported little action in her campaign account. The incumbent reported no donations and an $82 expenditure to the United States Postal Service for a post office box. Powell reports around $14,000 remaining in her bank account from her 2017 race against insurance broker James Schenck.

In Place 3, Councilmember Eddy Sauer reported the most activity of the Council incumbents. Sauer had about $1,000 in expenditures and no contributions. Sauer's expenditures were split between Double U Marketing and Norfleet Strategies.

Finally, Councilmember Howard Smith reported a $100 contribution to his campaign from himself. Smith also reported $50 in expenditures to Double U Marketing.

The elections for the mayor's office and the four City Council seats will be held in May of 2019.

Eddy Sauer  Photo by Sauer Campaign

Eddy Sauer

Photo by Sauer Campaign

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