County judge race leads spending
With one month to go before the Nov. 2 general election the race for Milam County Judge is generating the most expenditures and the most donations.
Through the Oct. 1 reporting period, incumbent Democrat Frank Summers and Republican challenger Dave Barkemeyer have combined to spend more than $16,000 and have listed more than $11,000 in donations.
The lion’s share of that activity has been Barkemeyer’s. His expense/donation reports, filed with the Milam County Clerk’s office, list $12,637.92 in expenditures and $9,175 in contributions.
Summers lists $4,174.76 in expenses and $2,398 in contributions.
REPORTS— Candidates who have more than $500 in contributions or expenses are required to file periodic reports with Sherry Mueck, Milam County elections clerk.
“Those reports must list names of those who contributed more than $50,” she said.
“Deadline on the 30-day-out report was Monday,” Mueck said. “There’s one more report due, eight days before the election.”
Reports are public records.
BARKEMEYER— The GOP challenger listed contributions of $50 or more as follows:
Republican Party of Texas, $1,000; Republican Women of Milam Count y, $625; Burleson County Republican Party, $500; Harry D. Vowell, $500; Roderick Holcombe, $500; James and Cheryl Walker, $500.
John R. Egger, $250; Charles Schwertner, $250; Larry Hjorth, $250; Gordon Todd, $250; Texans for Charles Schwertner, $250.
C. B. and Suzie Silver- t hor ne, $200; Ga rla nd a nd Helen Willingham, $200; Wallace Jones, $200.
Mr. and Mrs. Mark Stroud, $100; James and Kathryn Nobles, $100; Bobby Lindsey, $100; Loretta Roberts, $100; David Gill, $100.
Charles and Marie Hubert, $100; Bill Harris, $100; James D. Camp, $100; Mr. and Mrs. Richard Darst, $100.
Allan Davis, $100; J. Gandolf Burris, $100; Charles and Ann Hensarling, $100; Brian and Ann Harper, $100; Marsha Farney, $100; Carylin Sue Taylor, $100; John Collier, $100.
Expenditures went to Milam County media for advertising, for signs and placards, postage, fuel, ads in county football programs, purchasing a voter list from the Milam County Tax Office and to sponsor a hole in a golf tourney.
SUMMERS— Donations were listed as follows:
Bill Torrey, $500; Jack Cook, $500; Rae Beth Summers, $500; Rique Bobbitt, $300 and $200; Kenny Schneebeli, $100; Don Whiteley, $100.
W. A. III and JoAnn Bolt, $75; Frank M. and Loyce J. Graham, $50.
Expenses went to Milam County media for advertising, for signs and placards and to sponsor a hole in a golf tourney.
CONTESTED— Other contestants in contested races, in papers filed through Monday at the county clerk’s office, reported the following:
Treasurer— Neither incumbent Danica Lara (D) nor write-in challenger Julie Biar (R) listed contributions nor expenditures over $500.
Precinct 1 JP— Charles Hundle (D), contributions, $350; expenditures, $1,347.40; Rick Gommert (R), contributions, $775; expenditures, $1,525.26.
Precinct 2 JP— Don Schuerman (D), contributions, $4,502.74 (all but $640 from himself ), expenses, $2,689.23; Sam Berry (R), contributions, $100; expenses, $1,031.12.
Precinct 3 JP— Twila Harris (D), no contributions; expenses, $768.75; Andy Isaacs (R), contributions, $500, expenses, $375.
Precinct 4 commissioner— Jeff Muegge (D), contributions, $1,524; expenses, $2,519.64; Nelson “Buddy” Johnson (R), contributions, $2,225; expenses, $1,742.88.
Precinct 4 JP— Gary Northcott (D), no contributions or expenses over $500; Martin Hobbs (R), contributions, $287.50; expenses, $566.69.