HD68 special: Jacksboro attorney and Jacksboro ISD trustee David Spiller (R) leads the five-candidate field with $102K in contributions (includes two daily reports) and $82K in expenditures. Cooke County Judge Jason Brinkley (R) raised $14K and spent $19K, and Nocona boot manufacturer Craig Carter (R) raised $9K and spent $50K. Reports for John Berry (R) and David Gregory (D) were not yet available online.

Spiller’s largest contributors included Argyle construction executive James Halton ($10K), the Johns Family Trust ($10K), Jacksboro oil and gas executive Max Poynor ($10K), Cresson homebuilder David Davis ($5K), Jacksboro oil and gas executive Chris Payson ($5K), Jacksboro oil and gas executive Ken Swan ($5K), Graham oil and gas manager Terry McBride ($4K), Granbury retiree Martha Brooks ($3K), Olney executive William McClelland ($3K) and the Texas Land Title Assoc. PAC ($2.5K). Spiller loaned his campaign $30K.

Brinkley’s largest contributors to date has been his county campaign fund ($2K) and Olney business owner Mark McClelland ($2K). The bulk ($6K) of Carter’s contributions came from family. The Old Nocona Boot Factory, which Carter owns, loaned the campaign $50K.

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