Judge race spending tops ballot
The district judge race between incumbent John Youngblood and challenger Hollis Lewis has chalked up the lion’s share of both contributions and expenditures in Milam County political races.
Not far behind is the prosecutor race between Kerry Spears and Bill Torrey.
Candidates are required to file periodic reports, listing their expenditures and contributions. The final one was due at 5 p.m. Monday and these totals reflect all candidates who filed a report by that deadline.
All Milam candidates except those in the district judge race file with Sherry Mueck, elections clerk in the County Clerk’s office.
The judicial candidates file with the Texas Ethics Commission. The reports are public record:
John Youngblood—$16,434 c0ntributions; $13,562.29 expenditures.
Contributors—$2,500, Fisher, Boyd, Brown & Huguenard, LLP.
$1,500—Republican Party of Texas.
$1,000 each, Bette Youngblood, David Burg, Carroll Glaser, Henry Hutcherson.
$500 each—Rique Bobbitt, Ann Stanislaw, William Floyd, Tommy Standard, Donald Tucker, Harry Vowell, Michael Fulton, Mike Zajicek, Miller Bassler.
$250 each— Craig Brown, Gunter & Bennett PC, Michelle Lehmkuhl, Keith Debault, Perdue, Branton, Fielder, Celling & Mott.
$200 each—James Dohnalik, Milton Curry, Richard Williams, Hal Reagan, Rob Tiemann.
$100 each—Glen Goeres, Wallace Jones, David Red, Benton Watson, James Hudson, Albert Michalka, Phil Tucker, Dr. Brian Harper, Elizabeth Hewitt.
$50 each—Rodney Holcombe, Weldon Doskocil, William Kelm.
Hollis Lewis—$3,825 contributions; $13,861 expenditures.
Contributions—$500 each, Rique Bobbitt, Walter Boyaki.
$300—Jane Lewis, Texas Democratic Party.
$100 each—Mary Beth Harrell, Guy Cox, Barton Felton, Collier and Peggy Perry, Giles Summerlin, Jackie Thornton, Vivian Dixon, Pamela Neely.
$50 each—William Garrett, Margaret Green (Buckholts).
Kerry Spears/Republicans for Kerry Spears—$6,650 contributions, $9,533.25 expenditures.
Contributions—$2,500 in-kind from Tommy Donaldson/Woodward Creative Group.
$500, Keith Spears.
$250—Josh and Jennifer Borderud.
$150 each—Danice Beathard, Lambert and Kathy Skubal (two contributions), James and Cheryl Walker.
$100—Albert and Marguerite Michalke, Kerry Wiggins, Dan Cervenka (two contributions), Joy and Billy Graham, Gordon Todd.
Bill Torrey—$3,749 contritions, $15,822.19 expenditures.
Contributions—$500, Travis and Rebecca Bryan.
$350—Rocking R Bail Bonds.
$200—Mary Beth Harrell
$100 each—John Gauntt, Les Davenport, Dawn Allison, , William Garrett, Michael Vance, Casey Stanislaw, Clayton and Abby Garrison, Michael and Judith Gay, Floyd Zuehlke Jr.
Kollette Morgan—$1,300 contributions, $2,326 expenditures.
Contributions—$750, Perdue, Brandon, Fielder, Collins and Mott Law Firm.
$100 each—Burke Bauerschlag, Kyle and Kathy Barrett, John Banks
Tommy Grimes—$3,425 contributions; $3,574.48 expenditures.
Contributions—$1,000, Yvonne Grimes; $100 Collier Perry.
Linda Acosta—$100 contributions; $2,854.33 expenditures.
Donna Orsag—$5,455 contributions; $7739.88 expenditures.
Contributions—$1,000, Republican Party of Texas.
$250—Republican Women of Milam County.
$50—Rod and Chris Holcombe.
John Fisher—$2,200, contributions; $1,529.66, expenditures.
Contributions—$1,000, Wayne Fisher (Houston).
$100 each—Kerry Wiggins, Curtis Calhoun.
Andy Jackson—$570 contributions; $2,844.63 expenditures.
Contributions—$200, Margo Gilless.