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Gómez tops opponent Woody in fundraising

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 by Jo Clifton

In a campaign filing last week, Travis County Precinct 4 Commissioner Margaret Gómez reported raising more than $26,000 this year in her quest for reelection in November 2022. Her Democratic opponent, Susanna Woody, raised $7,292 and had $6,611 left in her campaign account, according to Woody’s campaign finance report. The Gómez campaign put out a press release touting the longtime commissioner’s support, as evidenced by her fundraising. Gómez will hold her first fundraising event on July 30. Woody, who serves on the board of the Del Valle Independent School District, has the support of Austin City Council members Natasha Harper-Madison and Vanessa Fuentes and Austin Community College Trustee Julie Nitsch. Gómez, who has served as commissioner since 1995, has support from former Sen. Gonzalo Barrientos, Sen. Judith Zaffirini, state Rep. Eddie Rodriguez, and constables George Morales III and Stacy Suits. Precinct 2 Commissioner Brigid Shea has no announced opponent in the Democratic primary or the general election next year. Shea’s campaign reported last week that she had raised more than $122,000 so far this year and after expenses maintained about $111,000. Travis County Judge Andy Brown, a Democrat with no announced opponent so far in the Democratic primary or the general election next year, collected nearly $297,000 between Jan. 1 and June 30, according to his campaign finance report. Brown still had more than $370,000 in the bank as of July 15 and has no outstanding loans.

Editor’s Note: Andy Brown is on the board of the Capital of Texas Media Foundation, the parent nonprofit of the Austin Monitor.

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