Amarillo: The Amarillo Police Officer’s Assoc. endorsed Ginger Nelson (Mayor open) and challenger Elaine Hays (P1), Freda Powell (P2 open) and Eddy Sauer (P3 open) for city council. For Place 1, the group previously endorsed Elisha Demerson, the current incumbent, in his 2015 race.

El Paso: Former Rep. Dee Margo (R-El Paso) out-raised his rivals for mayor combined, according to campaign finance reports filed late last week. Margo reported raising $151K between January 1 and March 28, and he has $93K on hand. Contributors included Sen. Craig Estes (R-Wichita Falls), who gave a $5K contribution, and former Rep. Marisa Marquez (D-El Paso), who gave $100. David Saucedo reported $71K in contributions and has $24K on hand. Emma Acosta reported $17.5 in contributions and has $33K on hand. Jorge Artalejo reported no contributions, and Charlie Stapler reported less than $1K in contributions. Reports were not available from the other three candidates. Mayor Oscar Leeser is not seeking re-election.

San Antonio: Mayoral challenger Manuel Medina’s late-filed campaign finance report indicated he had $240K on hand after raising $38K since January 1. His outstanding loan balance is $350K, which included a new $100K loan from the candidate dated March 25.

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