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Amarillo Matters Raises $35k, Spends $14 in Amarillo

Amarillo Matters raised money and made expenditures for certain elected officials during the period leading to the second quarterly report of the year.

According to a filing made with the Texas Ethics Commission, Amarillo Matters reported raising $35,250 from late February through June 30th. The group reported its largest contribution from the Associated Republicans of Texas in the amount of $13,000. Other large contributions came from Trevor Caviness, who kicked in $5,000, Robin Weir, who donated $2,500, and Kevin Golden, who also contributed the same amount. Additionally, the group reported a number of $1,000 contributions and a donation from at least one local elected official. Potter County Commissioner Leon Church donated $250 to the group on March 2nd.

In the expenditures column, the group reported several expenses to Facebook, Inc., Norfleet Strategies, Ringside Compliance and the Gober Group and Stripe, Inc. The group also reported just two expenditures in Amarillo, a combined $13.59 to Amarillo National Bank.

At the end of the period, Amarillo Matters reported its support of Senator Kel Seliger, Representative Four Price, Representative John Smithee and Mayor Ginger Nelson. The group also opposed Victor Leal, Mike Canon and Drew Brassfield during the reporting period.

Amarillo Matters finished the period with a little over $14,000 in the bank and no outstanding loans.

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