Low campaign spending highlights Dripping Springs ISD trustee race

Less than $800 total has been spent by a handful of candidates running for three spots on the Dripping Springs ISD Board of Trustee dais this May, according to campaign finance reports filed April 4.

Carrie Fontana-Kroll, current DSISD board president, spent just under $400 on her campaign, according to the report which covered Jan. 15 to April 4.

Sharon Armke, a retired teacher and DSISD board candidate, did not list any accepted political contributions for that time period, but indicated $337 in political expenses and $2,000 in loans from herself.Kroll also received $50 in political contributions from Cynthia Dunlop and reported a $2,000 loan to herself.

Meanwhile, candidate James Meeks filed for modified reporting.
According to Texas law, candidates who declare that they do not intend to accept more than $500 in political contributions or spend more than $500 in political expenditures can take part in modified reporting and
do not have to disclose donations or spending in
campaign finance filings.

Incumbent board trustee Mary Jane Hetrick opted to not accept any campaign contributions and not open a campaign account because her personal contributions would been “far under” the $500 threshold allowed before a candidate must file a campaign finance report, Hetrick said.

Incumbent DSISD trustee Shannon O’Connor has not accepted political contributions nor taken part in any political expenditures, according to her finance report.

Per DSISD’s website, trustee positions are at-large and terms last for three years. DSISD trustees do not represent places, but are at-large representatives. The three candidates who receive the most votes May 5 will claim a spot on the dais.

Early voting for the May 5 general election begins April 22.

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