UPDATE: This post updated to include comments from West Meadowbrook leader Wanda Conlin.
Gray, seeking re-election to the seat she won in a special election last year, reported $13,608 in contributions, $11,148.50 in expenses, and $9,430 in cash on hand.
Her contributions included $2,500 from the Greater Fort Worth Realtors Association PAC; $750 apiece from two Bass family political action committees, the Good Govenrment Fund and PSEL PAC; $500 from the Greater Fort Worth Builders Association's Hammer and Nails PAC; $500 apiece from the Cantey Hangar and Linebarger Goggan Blair law firms; and $250 from the Freese and Nichols PAC.
Individual contributors included Tarrant County College Chancellor Erma Johnson Hadley, $750; Fort Worth Councilman Joel Burns and husband J.D. Angle, $500; and Councilman Frank Moss' campaign, $100.
Also appearing among Gray's contributions: $100 from West Meadowbrook leaders Wanda Conlin and Don Boren. West Meadowbrook went heavily for Gray's challenger last year, Ramon Romero, and Conlin hosted a fundraiser for Romero then. Conlin and Boren have been previous supporters of Gray's challenger in this race, former Council member Kathleen Hicks, who wants her old seat back.
Gray has "done a good job," Conlin, who represents Gray's District 8 the Fort Worth Zoning Commission, said. "She seems to be really dedicated. We'd love to see her in a full term. She's only had a few months."
Conlin said her own biggest interest is in revitalizing East Lancaster. "She's really big on that," Conlin said. "We've got to get something done on it."
Still awaiting today's filing from Hicks, who has the support of the Fort Worth Police Officers Association PAC.
- Scott Nishimura, Star-Telegram Fort Worth