In today’s edition of Park Cities People, you’ll read a story about the finances of both sides of the the alcohol propositions debate. In the story, I reported that former mayor Roy Coffee Jr.’s group (mentioned above) did not file their “8th day before election” financial report.
That is technically incorrect.
The report was filed to the County Clerk; I checked with the Dallas County Board of Elections, where all the reports eventually end up. Board of Elections Administrator Bruce Sherbet called me this morning to inform me that (due to a breakdown at the County Clerk’s office) the report had not been transferred, despite a gentleman’s agreement to do so.
The report — according to a time stamp on the file — was received at 4:23 p.m., Oct. 25.
Here are Park Cities People‘s findings:
The majority of UPCFRASP’s funds come directly from former UP mayor Roy Coffee Jr. and current mayor Dick Davis. Each donated $12,000 to the campaign. UP resident Gail Schoellkopf also donated $1,000.
The rest of the contributions —between $25 and $100 each — came from private citizens. The total amount raised by the group is $25,700.
The group has spent roughly $12,600 thus far; the majority of the expenditures — $11,400— was related to the creation and distribution of two direct mailings to UP residents. Each of the mayors’ robo-calls cost the campaign $311.70.