HD125 special: Former San Antonio council member Ray Lopez’s late-filed campaign finance reports shows he raised $93K and spent $49K between January 1 and February 2. Lopez has $44K on hand. His largest contributors were:
- $5,000 – San Antonio energy executive William Greehey, San Antonio realtor Michael Hogan, NuStar PAC (Greehey is NuStar’s chairman), Texans for Lawsuit Reform PAC, San Antonio communications executive Richard and JoAnne Wells
- $2,500 – Associated General Contractors of Texas PAC, San Antonio surveying company executive Eduardo Belmares, San Antonio civil engineer Samuel Dawson ($2.5K), San Antonio commercial construction executive Thomas Guido, San Antonio foundation president Gordon Hartman, IBC PAC and San Antonio executive Greg Kowalski.
Lopez also received notable contributions from former Secretary of State Hope Andrade; CLEAT PAC; former Sen. John Montford (D-Lubbock); and the campaigns of Reps. Leo Pacheco (D-San Antonio) and Roland Gutierrez (D-San Antonio) and Bexar Co. Comm. Chico Rodriguez (D).
The other four candidates combined have raised $52K and spent $84K. Former Rep. Art Reyna (D-San Antonio) nearly matched Lopez’s spending, but every other candidate is at least $30K in spending behind Lopez.
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