Updated: Just a week before the May 4 election day, candidates for San Antonio mayor and city council filed reports showing that donations are flowing into their coffers.
All officeholders, candidates and specific purpose political action committees are required to file campaign finance reports by set deadlines, according to the City of San Antonio municipal campaign finance code, even if there’s no reportable activity. The reports list who has donated money to the candidates and how much money has been donated.
The city’s ethics review board may look into alleged violations of city code. If the board were to rule a violation occurred, such as intentionally missing a filing deadline or knowingly giving false information, the offender could be on the hook for a fine of up to $500.
Candidates who filed reports for the April 26 deadline are listed below. Click on the candidate's name to view their campaign finance reports. Click here to see the campaign finance reports filed by the April 4 deadline.
Ron Nirenberg's report: Mayor Nirenberg enjoys a comfortable lead when it comes to campaign fundraising. His campaign submitted a report by April 26, the final campaign finance report deadline this election cycle. Between March 26 and April 24, Nirenberg had received a total of $131,994 in contributions, and spent $355,767. He has nearly $88,000 in cash remaining. In his report submitted to the city’s clerk office by April 4, the mayor’s campaign received $152,238 total in contributions. He spent $159,128, and had $283,183 cash on hand at the time. That report covered Jan. 1-March 25. Notable contributions to Nirenberg’s campaign between these last two reporting periods include $1,000 each from RK Group executive Jamie Kowalski, attorney Cary Barton, Zachry Construction CEO David Zachry, homebuilder Michael Beldon, Charline McCombs, Munoz & Co. President/CEO Henry Munoz III, former Rackspace Chairman and investor Graham Weston and the Texas Realtors.
Greg Brockhouse's report: First-term District 6 Councilman Brockhouse filed an April 26 report. That document showed he received a total of $29,620 in contributions, spent $27,395, over the last reporting period. He has $11,454 available. He also has $29,010 in outstanding loans. Notable recent contributors to Brockhouse’s mayoral campaign have included $1,000 from business owner Richard Wells and attorney David Earl, $200 from Homeowners Taxpayers Association President Bob Martin, and $600 from the Bexar County Republican Party.
City Council District 1
Roberto Treviño's report: District 1 Councilman Treviño was well ahead of his challengers. According to his April 26 report, he recently received $27,205 in contributions, spent $49,543, and has $23,220 cash on hand. Treviño’s April 26 report featured notable contributions such as $500 each from entrepreneur Graham Weston, attorneys David Christian and Tullos Wells, and two political action committees (PAC) based in Washington, D.C.
Justin Holley: Holley had not filed an April 26 report with the city clerk’s office as of April 29. Holley’s April 4 report showed the businessman receiving nearly $5,100, and spending nearly $55,000 in the previous reporting period. The same report does not show how much money Holley had earlier this spring, but that he had more than $47,000 in outstanding loans. In that report, notable contributions included $500 from musician Judi Deleon and from business owner Jacob Valenzuela.
City Council District 2
Eight residents are vying for the District 2 seat, where appointed Councilman Art Hall did not file for a full term.
Jada Andrews-Sullivan's report: Among the front-runners, Andrews-Sullivan filed an April 26 report where she recently received $8,796, spent $4,753, and has $2,618 available. Andrews-Sullivan, an Army veteran and business owner, was a finalist for the District 2 post when the council was considering a replacement for William “Cruz” Shaw after his departure. She recently received $500 each from developer Mark Granados and the San Antonio Apartment Association PAC, AND $200 from District 8 Councilman Manny Pelaez.
Keith Toney's report: Former Councilman Toney, in his April 26 report, showed him recently receiving $3,270, spending $2,362, and with nearly $879 in cash. Toney’s notable recent contributions include $500 each from business owners Mary and Craig Cates.
City Council District 3
Rebecca Viagran's report: District 3 Councilwoman Viagran filed an April 26 report. In the most recent reporting period, her campaign received $22,880 in contributions, spent $30,884, and has $36,818 available. Notable recent contributions include $100 from former Bexar County Commissioner Tommy Adkisson, $250 from former District 8 Councilman Robert Marbut, $500 from former District 3 Councilwoman Lynda Billa Burke, and $500 each from “Red” and Charline McCombs.
Elizabeth “Liz” Campos' report: Campos filed a report by April 26. In the last fundraising period, Campos received $8,115, spent $11,620, and has $1,046 on hand. Her notable contributors include a total of $500 from developer Mitch Meyer, $1,000 total from three South Side funeral homes, and $400 total from former District 3 Councilwoman Toni Moorhouse.
City Council District 4
Adriana Garcia's report: Garcia, considered the front-runner to win the District 4 seat being vacated by Rey Saldana, filed a report by April 26. In that report, Garcia recently pulled in $14,350 in contributions, spent $12,147, and had $21,152 on hand. Notable recent contributions to Garcia’s campaign included $200 from State Rep. Ina Minjarez, $250 from RK Group founder Rosemary Kowalski, $500 from attorney Kelli Cubeta, and $500 each from local business owners Heather and James Chandler.
City Council District 5
Shirley Gonzales' report: District 5 Councilwoman Gonzales, in her April 26 report, showed a balance of $18,827. She received $19,195 in contributions and spent $12,203 in the most recent reporting period. Gonzales’ notable recent contributions include $500 each from businessman/philanthropist Bill Greehey and the USAA Employees’ PAC.
City Council District 6
Melissa Cabello Havrda's report: Havrda, considered the front-runner for the District 6 seat, submitted an April 26 report. She received $30,778 total in contributions, spent $21,236, and has $9,834 available. Her notable contributors include $500 each from NuStar Energy executive Mary Rose Brown, developer Blake Yantis, and attorney Martin Phipps, and $300 from State Rep. Diego Bernal, a former District 1 councilman.
Andy Greene's report: Greene, previously an aide to Brockhouse and former Councilman Ray Lopez, is considered a strong contestant for the District 6 seat. According to his April 26 report, he pulled in $5,935 in contributions in the last fundraising period, spent $11,300, and has $8,986 cash on hand. Greene’s most recent notable contributions include $500 total from attorney William McDonough, $500 from the Republican Club of Bexar County, and $500 from business leader William Raba.
City Council District 7
Ana Sandoval's report: District 7 Councilwoman Sandoval, in her April 26 report, received $26.808 in contributions, spent $18.552, and has $23,363 available. Sandoval’s notable recent contributions include $500 each from developer Rajeev Puri, business owner Richard Wells, and “Red” and Charline McCombs.
Trevor Whitney's report: Whitney, a business owner who had been considered Sandoval’s strongest challenger, filed an April 26 report in which he collected $4,342 and spent $4,704. Whitney’s report does not show how much money his campaign currently has. According to media accounts, Whitney lost his executive position with Blue Duck Scooters following reports of questionable behavior on the campaign trail. He did recently get $500 from the South Texas Merchants Association.
City Council District 8
Manny Pelaez's report: Palaez, in his April 26 report, showed his campaign recently receiving $17,389 in contributions, spending $13,588, and with $30,495 on hand. His notable contributions include $500 each from business leader/philanthropist Harvey Najim and the Texas Association of Realtors PAC.
City Council District 9
John Courage's report: District 9 Councilman Courage, in his April 26 report, recently received $7,461, spent $7,867, and has $12,572 cash. His recent notable contributions include $500 each from CPS Energy board chair and former Texas Secretary of State John Steen; U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett’s re-election campaign, and developer Marty Hixon.
City Council District 10
Clayton Perry's report: District 10 Councilman Perry filed an April 26 report, showing he recently amassed $17,645 in contributions, spent $21,370, and has $58,172 cash on hand. His notable recent contributions include $200 from former District 10 Councilman John Clamp, and $500 each from the Republican Club of Bexar County and Valero Energy Corp.’s PAC.