I am trying to track money. I want to know who put Elia up to this little con job at BISD. GUESS WHAT? Even before Elia knew she would have no challenger in the 2016 primaries she was not doing any fundraising, so she claims. A review of all filed campaign finance reports for 2016, shows she has not file even one, which means she is claiming she spent no money and raised no money.
My mistake on Elia, she files in Austin and not locally. In comments is a post by a reader which shows a Houston lawyer gave her $2,500 of the $3,000 she raised in 2016. I thank my reader for the correction. Research on the lawyer shows he has never appeared by Judge Cornejo Lopez and represents San Benito ISD in tax lawsuits.
But the story on Leo is spot on - the filing was late, and why the $1,000 over a year after the campaign to pay down the $93,000 loan to his campaign?
If anyone remembers seeing an ads or push cards or signs for the 2016 Primary in the name of Elia Cornejo Lopez, I need them as proof she failed to file any campaign finance report as required by law.
BUT HERE IS THE KICKER
During my search I found a $1,000 donation to Elia Cornejo Lopez's husband's failed campaign for county commissioner, in 2014. It is dated August 2015, from Rick Zayas. It was used to pay down a $93,000 loan to the campaign. It was filed in April 2016, when by law it had to be filed by January 1, 2016.