Filing his state financial report a day late and incurring a $500 fine, state representative candidate Casey Gray of Odessa reported that he had accepted $2,614 in contributions from Jan. 21 through Feb. 19 and had spent $24,911 in his campaign to unseat incumbent Rep. Brooks Landgraf of Odessa.
Having failed to meet the 5 p.m. Tuesday filing deadline, Gray told the Texas Ethics Commission in Austin that he had borrowed $40,000, $20,000 from himself and more recently $20,000 from an unnamed source, and was maintaining $28,000 in reserve money for the race ending Tuesday with District 81 balloting in the Republican Primary.
The 39-year-old disabled military veteran reported paying $152 for fuel, $1,090 to Accelevate 2020 of Washington, D.C., for consulting, $300 to Ameriflush of Odessa for toilet services for an event, $916 to Arrow Printing of Odessa, $122 to Best Buy, $55 to the City of Odessa for events, $70 to the Copper Kettle restaurant, $1,440 to Augustine DeAnda of Odessa for campaign sign stands, $27 to the Dumplings y Amigos restaurant of Odessa, $77 to the Ector County Republican Women’s Club, $1,325 to Facebook of Palo Alto, Calif., and $80 to Flying J and $181 to H-E-B for fuel.
Also, $135 to Hacienda Vieja of Odessa for food for a film crew, $143 to the Holiday Inn in San Marcos, $1,934 to ICA Radio of Odessa for advertising, $429 to J&J Steel of Odessa for signs, $2,190 to Main Event Sports for air bounce houses for a voters’ registration event, $200 to Phillips 66 for fuel, $6,193 to David Padilla for consulting, $279 to Raptor Equipment Rentals of Odessa, $269 to Southwest Airlines, $729 to Sam’s Club, $1,846 to Vital Signs of Odessa, $500 to Winkler-Loving County for a donation to a family that had lost their home in a fire and $3,200 to Adrian Torres of Odessa for signs.
Gray’s expenses between Jan. 1 and Jan. 20 were $1.446 to Arrow Printing, $125 to Facebook, $340 to Finch Media of Midland, $11 to Micros0ft of Redmond, Va., and $464 to USPS of Odessa and $11,850 to Vital Signs.