GALVESTON — Mayoral candidates Jim Yarbrough continued to outpace his opponents in campaign contributions in the month leading up to election day.
Between April 1 and April 30, Yarbrough raised $39,172.15 in political contributions to his mayoral campaign, according to finance reports submitted to the city secretary’s office Friday.
Yarbrough raised more in the month than both of his main opponents combined. Don Mafrige reported that he raised an additional $4,675 in April, while Elizabeth Beeton garnered $10,514.03.
A fourth mayoral candidate, Rudy Guzman, has not submitted any campaign finance reports with the city.
The reports also indicate that while Yarbrough is outraising Beeton and Mafrige, he is not outspending them.
Yarbrough reportedly spent $12,794.18 on political expenditures in April, mostly on advertising. Mafrige spent more than four times that, $52,796.30, including more than $12,000 on one political mailing alone.
Beeton reported spending $18,913.58 in April.
Political giving to the mayoral campaigns has now exceeded $193,000. Yarbrough alone has raised more than $113,000.