One candidate failed to file finance report

Mauricio Julian Cuellar, Alice Echo-News Journal

One Alice ISD School Board candidate failed to submit his second campaign finance report by the Friday deadline, according to filed reports.

Lee S. Ramon, a candidate in the Place 5 school board race did not turn in his final finance report before the election.

Both R. David Guerrero and David Johnson, Place 4 candidates, turned in their reports by the Friday deadline. Ramon said Firday evening that he missed the deadline due to his work commitments, which didn't allow him Friday to turn in his form on time. "I was working and I didn't make it there on time, but I am going to turn it in Monday morning," Ramon said.

Candidates Ricardo C. Gonzalez and Servando "Wolf" Garza Jr. signed up for the election under a modified form, which means as long as they didn't spend more than $500 during the election, they do not have to file campaign finance reports.

For the total period covering April 14 through May 4, David Johnson had $800 in political contributions, which included $200 from Bill Findley, $500 from Albert Martinez and $100 from Octavio Figueroa. Under political expenditures, Johnson spent $800 with Allied Signs of San Antonio, Texas. Under political expenditures made from personal funds, Johnson spent an additional $74.06 with Allied Signs and $250 on El Defensor. Johnson listed a total of $1124.06 in political expenditures.

R. David Guerrero, in his campaign finance report listed a total of $2,350 in political contributions. Contributors include Ventura Garcia for $300, Arnoldo Salinas for $150 and Maxine Flournoy for $200. Other contributions include $1,000 from Charles Forbes, $250 from Michael Garcia and $250 from Joe Flores.

Guerrero listed no political expenditures during this time period.

Early voting elections continue through Tuesday with elections on May 12.