Sheriff race tops donations, spending
What’s still not known, though, is a firm date on when the 2012 primaries will be. Last week the U.S. Supreme Court tossed out a set of redistricting maps drawn up by a San Antonio appellate court, a move that could again delay the eventual primary date.
The mid-January reporting deadline was last week and candidates David Greene, Greg Kouba and Herbie Vaughan together listed more than $20,000 in donations and almst $18,000 in expenses.
GREENE—Incumbent Greene, a Cameron resident, listed $10,225 in contributions, including the following of $500 or more:
$1,000—H. H. Hutchinson, Claude Hendrickson, Wayne Fisher, David Bury.
$ 500—Keith and Rhonda Debault, Casey and Ann Stanislaw, Lelda Cook.
Seven donations were $100 or less.
Greene listed expenditures to date as $11,575.
KOUBA—Thorndale resident Kouba listed $6,086 in contributions.
Two were $ 500 or more, a $ 1,000 contribution from Reo Contractors and a $500 contribution from Wayne and Maria Horkheimer.
Kouba also listed 46 contributions of $100 or less.
He listed expenses of $2,694.
VAUGHAN—Current Precinct 3 Constable, and Rockdale resident,
Vaughan listed donat ions of $4,506.33.
That included a $2,300 donation from himself and a $1,000 donation from Lenise Little.
Four donations were $100 or less.
Vaughan listed expenses of $3,606.55.
Sherry Mueck, Milam County
Elections Clerk, said there will be more reporting deadlines 30 days and eight days before the primary election.
COURT RULING—Whenever that is.
The Supreme Court, in a unanimous ruling Thursday said the appellate court did not give enough credence to the Texas Legislature’s map in re-drawing congressional, state senate and state house lines and sent the maps back to that court.
That court said Monday if the litigants can’t agree on maps by Feb. 6 the April 3 primary date is in jeopardy.
Some political observers are predicting a June primary.