In the race for Texas House District 45, incumbent Democrat Erin Zwiener raised more cash between July 1 and Dec. 31 of last year, though one of her Republican challengers, Carrie Isaac, has the most cash on hand as of the reporting deadline of Jan. 15. Also in the GOP primary race are Kent “Bud” Wymore and Austin Talley.
Isaac is the wife of former State Rep. Jason Isaac, whose seat Zwiener won after he lost the Republican primary to U.S. Rep. Chip Roy in the District 21 race.
According to filings through the Elections Division of the Texas Secretary of State, Zwiener, of Driftwood, has raised a total of $109,467.14.She listed expenditures totaling $56,446.42 and had $75,336.15 on hand.
Isaac, of Wimberley, listed total political contributions of $51,686.36 and expenditures of $58,405.90. Her report says that she has $108,546.64 in cash onhand. Neither woman listed any loans.
Wymore, meanwhile, listed total political contributions of $57,465.26 and expenditures totaling $38,363.20. His cash on hand was listed as $80,185.55 and he listed no loans. He is a resident of Driftwood. Talley, of Dripping Springs, reported $780 in contributions and $8,650.94 in expenditures. He said that his cash on hand totaled $971. No loans were listed by Talley.
The last day to register to vote in the March 3 primaries is Monday, Feb. 3. Early voting will begin Tuesday, Feb. 18 and continue through Friday, Feb. 28. Polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day and Hays County voters can cast their ballots at any of the county’s Voting Centers.