|County Commissioner Sofia Benavides|
Viewing her recent 2013 Campaign Finance Reports, much of her financial support comes from the construction industry.
The HNTB Political Action Committee, Kansas City, MO(Construction Services, Engineering) gave her $2,000 in her recent campaign. The S&B Political Action Committee, Houston, TX(Construction Services, Engineering) gave her $5,000.
She also received a personal contribution from Vicente Mendez, an Ambiotec engineer, for $1,000, a $100 from Mark Corbitt, an Edinburg, TX engineer and $2,500 from Jesus Salinas, an engineer from Mission, TX. She received a $1,000 contribution from Linebarger, Boggin, Blair and Sampson and $2,000 from Naples Investment, Dallas, TX.
Noteworthy expenditures include $465.48 to Feldman's for 'beverages," $200 to the John Villarreal City Commissioner campaign, followed by another $100 and $125.00 to notorious politiquera Herminia Becerra for "burial expenses."
|Mary Esther Garcia|
Bad Boyz Bail Bonds contributed $250, Agado Bail Bonds $150 and Pronto Bail Bonds $350. Are the bail bondsmen hoping Mary Esther sends some business their way?
Other prominent contributors to Mary Esther include: The Daniel Robles Law Firm, $1,000 and again for $250, Gilberto & Cynthia Hinojosa, $500, Fabian Limas, Jr.(the nephew of Abel Limas?), $250, Evarardo Garcia, $500 and $100.
Ruben Gallegos, Jr. just keeps writing checks to the Mary Esther campaign: $500, $1,000, Ruben & Norma Gallegos, $200, Ruben & Elisa Gallegos, $200.
Mary Esther may want to rethink the arithmetic on her report. She claims total political contributions of $8305, expenditures of $7605, then political contributions maintained as of the last day of the reporting period of $8305. That is not possible.