West U Council Candidate Spends Nearly $15,000 on Race
One West U City Council candidate has spent nearly $15,000 on the May 11 election.
According to the 30-day campaign finance reports on file with the city, Friends of West U Parks Board Member Sonny Brandtner has spent the most money compared to the other candidates.
He reported spending $14,667 to “Melaroo” for advertising expenses and $258 on a dinner with two supporters. He has accepted $300 in political contributions, according to his report.
Mayor Pro Tem Susan Sample has reported the most political contributions of any of the candidates with $6,508.23 donated to her campaign. As of the 30-day reporting period, she had spent $547.19 on her campaign for pushcards and advertising expenses with “Right on the Money.”
According to Councilman Ed Heathcott’s report, he has spent $1,921.44 with “Southwest Precision Printers” for advertising expenses. He did not report any contributions to his campaign.
Councilwoman Joan Johnson has reported spending $1,127.45 on her campaign for advertising expenses with “Sprint 2 Print” and “Fast Signs.” She accepted $350 in political contributions, according to her report.
Councilman Dick Yehle filed a modified reporting declaration, which states that he does not intent to accept more than $500 in political contributions or spend more than $500 in political expenditures.