While limited spending has highlighted a pair of Hays CISD School Board trustee races, two candidates are starting to separate themselves from the pack.
Will McManus, who is running for a trustee-at-large position, and Michael Sánchez, in the race to represent District 3, have spent more than $500 toward their campaigns, according to campaign finance reports filed before an April 6 deadline.
McManus received $400 in political contributions, with several donations coming from current school board members. Board president Meredith Keller and her husband donated $100 and Vanessa Petrea and her husband are listed as giving $50. McManus has spent a total of $1,037.05 and has $400 remaning in his war chest.
Sánchez has spent $832.94 of his personal funds, and did not indicate any political contributions on his April campaign finance report.
Meanwhile, District 3 incubment Bert Bronaugh and challenger Valerie Hopkins have each filed for modified reporting.
According to Texas law, candidates can file for modified reporting if they do not intend to accept more than $500 in political contributions or spend more than $500 in political expenditures. Those candidates do not have to disclose donations or spending in campaign finance filings, Hays CISD public information officer Tim Savoy said.
District 4 candidates Michelle Cohen and Susan Gray also filed for modified reporting.