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Page 2, The Free Press Current Events May 1, 2003 School board race cost nears $15,000 BY BILL PETERSON Editor REA-The money continues to roll through the upcoming Hays CISD Board of Trustees election, with total expenditures nearing $15,000 as of the final pre-election reporting deadline last Friday. Meanwhile, contributions and spending for the eastern district city council race in Kyle outpaces the same categories for the at- large race. The candidates in the Kyle council race for the eastern dis- trict - incumbent Debbie Munoz and Planning and Zoning Commissioner Todd Webster - have raised $4,625.56 and spent $4,276.38, more than twice as much as the at-large candidates - incumbent Lon Taylor and chal- lenger Chris Nieto. Munoz bumped up that amount up considerably by her- self during the last reporting peri- od, adding $2,899 to her coff&s for a campaign total of $3,623, more than the other three Kyle council candidates combined. The only local candidate in any race who has raised more money than Munoz is at-large school board incumbent David W'fley, whQ has taken $4,388 in contributions. Wiley also is the biggest spender in any of the local races, spending $8,656.54. Wiley's Spending through last Friday exceeds the spending for every other school board candi- date combined - or, alternately, the combined totals for all the candidates for the Kyle and Buda city councils. Much of that has to do with the fact that Buda candidates, both for the council and for the school board, have raised and spent so little money. Henry Altmiller, running for the Buda seat on the school board, isn't taking contributions. His opponent, Frank Ayala, has raised $750.00. Among the Buda council can- didates, only Jeff Coffee filed, showing total contributions of $1,182 and total expenditures of $1,874.25. Buda council candidate Tom Crouse isn't taking contributions, so he didn't file. Nor has Buda council candidate Linda Costley. Incumbent Buda Councilmember Cathy Chilcote said she didn't raise any money until this week and said she expects to keep her campaign expenditures to around $1,000. Bid You I4mow... the Barton Springs/Edwards Aquifer Conservation District offers Well Water Testing a service to provide local well owners wi[hin the District with information about the quality of their well water? Call Zac Martin at (512) 282-8441 for more information and to make an appointment. Following is a list of campaign contributions and expenditures for candidates in Saturday's elections for the Hays CISD Board of Trustees, the Buda City Council and the Kyle City Council KYLE CITY COUNCIL At-large Chris Nieto For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $760.59. Total political expenditures: $533.92. Total Principal of outstanding loans: $0. Contributions $50 or more: Elizabeth Nieto, Austin, $100; Hector Aguirre, Jr., Austin, $50; Gloria DeLeon, Kyle, $100; John Anderson, Kyle, $100; Chris Nieto, Kyle, $50; Third Realty, Kyle, $310.59. ERNIE'S PAINT AND BODY SHOP, INC, Total for campaign Total political contributions: $1,048.59. Total political expenditures: $853.92. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0 Lon Taylor For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $250. Total political expenditures: $637.38. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Contributions of $50 or more: Manuel Zuniga, Austin, $250. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $800. Total political expenditures: $944.38. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. KYLE CITY COUNCIL Eastern district Todd Webster For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $449.56. Total political expenditures: $315.95. Total principal of outstanding loans: $600. Contributions $50 or more: None. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $1,002.56. Total political expenditures: $938.t3. Total principal of outstanding loans: $600. Contribution= of. more than $50: None. Buds City Council At-large Jeff Coffee For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $0 Total political expenditures: $709.05. Total principal of outstanding loans: $563.77 Contributions of more than $50: None Total for campaign Total political contributions: $1,182. Total political expenditures: $1,874.25 Total principal of outstanding loans: $563.77 Tom Crouse Did not fi, : For the Aprl! 4-25 OIRing perlod.2"!   :" 2"" • .o..ca, o,0 oo," ,,,e Total political expendtts: ,.; ..' , ....  :. : $2,783.50. Linda Costley • Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Did not file. Contributions of $50 or more: Curtis Ford, Austin, $1,600; BMC- PAC, Austin, $250; Linebarger, NAYB CIBD Trustees Gogan, Blair & Sampson, LLP, Austin, $250; Lee Raines, Buda, , At-largo $100; Manuel and Jane Zuniga, Austin, $250; Kdsten and Scott Bell, David Wiley Wimberley, $250. For the April 4-25 reporting period Total for campaign Total political contributions: $3,623. Total political expenditures: $3,338.25. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Total political contributions: $1,350. Total political e.xpenditures: $4,999:54. • Total principal of outstanding loans: $4,660. Contributions of $50 or more: Lee Raines, Buda, $100; Shelley Oehler, Austin, $300; Scott Bell, Wimbedey, $500; Walter Rudzinski, Buda, $50; Paul or Linda Svacek, Stephenville, $200; Travis or Jaime Hughes, Willow Park, $200. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $4,388. Total political expenditures: $8,656.54.. Total principal of outstanding loans: $4,660. Patti Wood For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $300. Total political expenditures: $1,731.66 Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Contributions of $50 or more: James and Elizabeth Camp, Manchaca, $100. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $749. Total political expenditures: $3,221.69. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Joe Graham For the April 4-25 reporting period Total political contributions: $1,680. Total poitical expenditures: $1,309.62. Total principal of outstanding loans: $0. Contributions of $50 or more: Tommy Seargeant, Buda, $100; Joe Lowke, Buda, $100; James Koehler, Kyle, $600; John Hall, Victoria,. $300. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $3,093.35. Total political expenditures: $1,998.45. Total principle of outstanding loans: $0. Julie Lock Did not file. HAY8 CIgD Trustees District 3 (Buds) Frank Ayala For the April 4-25 reporting period May 3 •Elections, from page 1 cy and CFRE. Julie Loc k of Mountain City attempting to call attention to the need for dual enrollment in her run for the board. The other school board race pits St. Edwards University pro- fessor Henry Altmiller against CFRE candidate Henry Ayala for the District 3 seat, which is cen- ted in Buda. In Buda, decisions by Councilmembers Chuck Murphy and Duke Greenholtz ensure a significantly different council after Saturday's election. Of the incumbents, only Cathy Chilcote is running. Also in the ring are attorney Jeff Coffee, web devel- oper Tom Crouse and economic developer Linda Costley. The top three vote recipients among the four will be seated on the Buda council. The Kyle election-features two incumbents, both elected in 2001, each running against a challenger. At-large Councilmember Lon Taylor is attempting to defend his position against Kyle newcomer Chris Nieto. In District 6, the city's eastern single-member district, incumbent Debbie Munoz is run- ning against a challenge from Planning and Zoning Commissioner Todd Webster. Voting for the Buda elections will take place at the newly expanded city hall, while the Kyle election will be conducted at the historic city hall. Voting for the Hays CISD will take place at several separate locations, depending on the district in which voters live. Voters in District 1, which is predominately the Kyle city lim- its, will vote at Kyle Elementary School or the Hays CISD Central Administration Office on IH-35 near the Bunton Overpass. Voters in District 2, the area east of Kyle, will vote at Hemphill Elementary School. District 3, which is the Buda city limits and the area east of town, will vote at Tom Green Elementary School and Buda City Hall. District 4, most of which is in the area north of FM 967 up to the Travis County line, vote at Buda Primary School. The polls for District 5, general- ly bordered by FM 967 on the north and FM 2770 on the east, will be located Hays High School's Oran Bales Gymnasium, or at Driftwood Community Hall. Following the confusion the ensued when more than 3,700 voted in the Feb. 22 school bond election, Julie Crimmins advises that anyone unsure of where to vote should call 268-2141 and provide a name and address for directions. Total political contributions: $350. Total political expenditures: 455.45. Total principal on outstanding loans: $0. Contributions of $50 or more: Tommy Seargeant, Buda, $200; LeRoy Pyssen, Austin, $100; Ralph and Lois Pt'luger, Manchaca, $50. Total for campaign Total political contributions: $750. Total political expenditures: $876.54. Total principal on outstanding loans: $(3. Henry Altmiller Did not file. 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Does not think the public can distinguish between a single opinion, and one of the entire board. Only voted against the administration once in the last two years. Supported a confidentiality clause in the site based health clinic to prevent parental access to their children's health records. Voted against raising experienced teacher salaries. Joe Graham ..... Is a former employee with an axe to grind. Is running his campaign under the sup- port of a PAC that has opposed virtually every progressive step this district has tried to make. Had a fund balance of under $48,000 while business manager of the district, compared to over $3.6 million now. His lack of leadership of the facility and maintenance department left the district to find solutions to mold concerns at Tom Green, gas leaks at Buda Elementary and roof deterioration and air quality concerns at Dahlstrom. 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