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Tovo first to file midyear finance report

Thursday, July 1, 2021 by Jo Clifton

City Council Member Kathie Tovo is the first of her Council colleagues to file the required July 15 campaign finance report with the city clerk’s office. Tovo, who filed the report last week, reported that her campaign still owes her nearly $162,000 from her successful 2018 reelection bid. She reported expenditures for bank fees and for her website, but in accordance with city ordinance, she did not raise any money this year. If Tovo decided to run for a fourth term, she could do so by gathering signatures from her District 9 constituents starting this November for an anticipated reelection bid in November 2022. She could also decide to run for mayor in 2022, a really expensive proposition for a term that will be over at the end of 2024 since Austin voters decided mayoral elections should coincide with presidential elections.

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