Campaign finance reports for the runoff election for two Fort Worth school board seats show challengers out-raising the incumbents by a wide margin.
By the way: the runoff from the May 11 election is tomorrow, Saturday, June 15.
Look up the reports on the Fort Worth school district's website here. Here are some highlights.
Dallas' David Alameel, CEO of Jefferson Dental, gave $15,000 to Ashley Paz in District 9 and his Alameel Family Partners gave $15,000 to Jacinto A. Ramos Jr., in district 1. Both are political newcomers.
In the race for District 1, on the city's north side, Ramos has collected $44,695 in the period of May 2 to June 5.
His donors include: Edward Bass, $1,000, the Greater Fort Worth Association of Realtors, $2,500, the Good Governance Fund PAC, $1,500, and Citizens for Great Schools, $2,650. Ramos lists political expenditures of $27,080 and $6,000 in outstanding loans.
Incumbent Carlos Vasquez reported $7,550 in poltiical contributions and $16,606 in expenditures. He lists $33,597 in outstanding loans.
His donors include law firm Linebarger, Goggan, Blair and Sampson $2,500, law firm O'Hanlon, McCollom and Demerath, $1,000 and from New American PAC, an in kind donation of two mailers worth $2,800.
In District 9, incumbent Juan Rangel Jr. reported $18,684 in political donations, $30,156 in expenses and no outstanding loans.
His donors include Linebarger law firm, $2,500, Domingo Garcia, $5,000 and New American PAC, $1,400.
Challenger Ashley Paz reported raising $40,065 in political contributions and $24,330 in expenditures and $24,524 in outstanding loans.
Her donors included former superintendent Melody Johnson, $500, Citizens for Great Schools, $2,650, attorney Rickey Brantley, $3,000 and former board president Mollie Lasater, $1,000.