Houston mayoral candidates report total cash on hand exceeding $6 million ahead of November 5 election

Tony Buzbee topped Houston’s mayoral candidate field in total receipts during the July 1 through October 6 reporting period, contributing $2.5 million to his campaign.
 
In comparison:
  • Incumbent Sylvester Turner raised $733,324.
  • Bill King raised $281,829 and loaned his campaign $200,000.
  • Dwight Boykins raised $130,105.
  • Kendall Baker contributed $20,000 to his campaign.
 
The candidates finished the period with the following cash on hand totals:
  • Buzbee had $4,167,503.
  • Turner had $1,618,015.
  • King had $263,448.
  • Boykins had $58,103.
  • Baker had $3,919.
 
Houston does not require candidates to file electronic finance reports if their total receipts in a calendar year total less than $20,000 at the time of the filing deadline. Candidates Derrick Broze, Naoufal Houjami, Sue Lovell, Victoria Romero, Demetria Smith, Johnny Taylor, and Roy Vasquez did not file electronic reports with the city.
 
The final reporting deadline before the general election is on October 28, 2019.
 
Incumbent Sylvester Turner and 11 challengers will compete in the November 5, 2019, general election for mayor of Houston, Texas. If no candidate receives more than 50% of the vote, the top two general election candidates will participate in a runoff election on December 14, 2019.
 
Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States by population. Of the 100 largest cities in America, 31 are holding mayoral elections in 2019.



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