Which HPISD Trustee Candidate Raised Most by Far?

Highland Park ISD place 4 candidate Tyler Beeson raised nearly double the incumbent in that seat, Jae Ellis, and place 5 candidate Ellen Lee raised more than 20 times her opponent, Spencer Siino, campaign finance reports show.

Ellis, a legal consultant and incumbent first elected to the board in 2019, raised $22,662.42 in political contributions between January 24 and March 28.

His largest donors include $1,000 each from Deborah and John Ahmed, Lori and Brian Pinto, and Craig Penfold.

Beeson, who works in wealth management, raised $43,181.05 in political contributions from Jan. 21 to March 28. Beeson’s largest donations include $5,000 each from Robert Rowling, Andrew Beal, and Stephen Smith. 

Lee, a district volunteer received $25,620 in political contributions from Feb. 14 to March 28. Her largest donations included $1,500 donations from Robert Rowling, Warren Lee, and Shane Egan.

Siino, an insurance executive and place 5 candidate, received $824.51 from from Feb. 18 to March 31 from Leo Whelan.

To view the campaign finance reports, visit the district’s website

Early voting in the Highland Park ISD board of trustees elections began Monday, April 25 and ends May 3 and election day is May 7. Local early voting locations include the Highland Park ISD administration building and University Park United Methodist Church.

For more about the election, view the rest of our coverage here.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, former deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order.

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