Raising Campaign Cash: Houston City Elections. Final. Thoughts

I have said it before.

It’s not a game. Running for office is not a game……Don’t cheapen the office by running just for the sake of running and distracting from those who have a clear understanding of what they are doing and are qualified to run.

The deadline for filing has passed. Some individuals should consider dropping out of the race. If you can’t follow the law, you shouldn’t run to make the laws. Sue Lovell may not have an appointed Treasurer so that may be the reason for not filing. Ryan Lee has been running for months but has not appointed a Treasurer. Sam Cleveland has raised $0 and has had some trouble with filing. Woods has filed but the city has had problems with the report.

Anton Dowls
Naoufal Houjami
Sue Lovell
Dementria Smith
Amparo Gasca
Sam Cleveland
Ryan Lee
Michelle Bonton
Georgia Provost
Goku Sankar
Tiko Hausman
Brad Batteau
Ralph Garcia
Ashton Woods 

The amounts raised for candidates for Mayor, Controller, District E and At Large 1-5 are below. These are positions those in the Bay Area would be voting on. 

Mayor. Mayor Turner had a good report. King’s report need to be better. Boykins is not viable at this point. The Fire Fighters Tony Buzbee should quit. Dosls, Houjami, Smith should quit.


Controller. Chris Brown should not be challenged. He is rock solid in his job. Gasca should quit.


District E. Martin had a good report. His challengers haven’t filed and might want to just quit. Lee and Cleveland should quit.


Position 1. Great report by Salhotra and poor showing by the incumbent Knox. Bonton and Provost should quit.


Position 2. Robinson has no competition. He had a great report. Carmouche and Sankar should quit.

Position 3. Kubosh had a poor showing. McClinton had a poor showing. Someone need to seriously challenge Kubosh. 


Position 4. Amand Edwards had a good report. No one else is viable.  Hauman should quit.


Position 5. Sallie Alcorn is killing it. Plummer needs to step it up. The others should step it out. Batteaut, Boone, Garcia, and Woods should quit.


CANDIDATE COH Raised Spent Loans
MAYOR
Sylvester Turner (inc) $3,218,268 $1,698,596 $1,362,879 $0
Kendall Baker $260 $15,810 $15,650 $15,650
Derrick Broze $1,190 $1,379 $188 $0
Dwight Boykins $69,783 $140,174 $93,219 $0
Tony Buzbee $5,140,725 $5,500,000 $1,814,754 $0
Anton Dowls $0 $0 $0 $0
Naoufal Houjami $154 $1,080 $356 $0
Bill King $318,320 $684,842 $580,062 $100,000
Sue Lovell $0 $0 $0 $0
Demetria Smith $0 $0 $0 $0
CONTROLLER
Chris Brown (inc) $234,350 $66,611 $36,522 $75,000
Amparo Gasca $0 $0 $0 $0
District E
Dave Martin (inc) $151,184 $49,450 $18,939 $0
Sam Cleveland $0 $0 $0 $0
Ryan Lee $0 $0 $0 $0
Position 1
Mike Knox (inc) $41,171 $40,295 $45,555 $0
Michelle Bonton $0 $0 $0 $0
Georgia Provost $0 $0 $0 $0
Raj Salhotra $178,536 $220,377 $30,340 $0
Position 2
David Robinson (inc) $262,221 $88,616 $0 $0
Willie Davis $807 $10,250 $3,051 $3,000
Emily Detoto $439 $2,600 $2,660 $500
Position 3
Michael Kubosh (inc) $122,870 $43,875 $20,319 $276,000
Janaeya Carmouche $3,706 $8,950 $5,397 $1,000
Marcel McClinton $8,675 $25,823 $21,739 $0
Goku Sankar $0 $0 $0 $0
Position 4
Amanda Edwards (inc) $192,791 $73,807 $42,179 $0
Christel Bastida $750 $1,103 $51 $200
Tiko Hausman $0 $0 $0 $0
Nick Hellyar $20,501 $37,017 $34,446 $0
Ericka McCrutcheon $2,875 $5,100 $11,625 $5,000
Position 5
Sallie Alcorn $252,366 $204,247 $75,393 $0
Brad Batteau $0 $0 $0 $0
Jamaal Boone $0 $0 $0 $0
Catherine Flowers $3,700 $13,543 $9,918 $75
Ralph Garcia $0 $0 $0 $0
Marvin McNeese $7,206 $23,100 $45,893 $30,000
Giang Nguyen $20,241 $250 $8 $20,000
Letitia Plummer  $43,795 $64,519 $36,356 $0
Sonia Rivera $0 $2,260 $3,895 $1,695
Ashton Woods $0 $0 $0 $0

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