Grayson County candidates for the March Primary recently filed campaign finance reports. Those reports show how much money the candidates have collected since July 2017 and how much they have spent.


Three people have filed to run for the position of Grayson County commissioner for Precinct 4 including the incumbent Republican Bart Lawrence and two challengers. Those challengers include Republican Ben Crouse who will face off against Lawrence in the primary and Democrat Terry L. Templeton who will face the winner of that race in November.


Lawrence reported $8,940 in contributions for the reporting period and $4,368 in spending. He also reported having $11,150 in outstanding loans for the period. Lawrence reported the following contributions of $100 or more: Bill Vessels of Sherman, $3,000; Bill Douglas of Sherman,$500; Johnny Sinor of Sherman, $100; Michael Rapuano of Dallas, $250; Brad and Rena Douglas of Sherman, $500; Bruce Stidham of Whitewright, $100; Roger Sanders of Sherman, $100; Michael Maberry of Whitesboro, $100; William Benton of Van Alstyne, $1,000; Michael Garrison of Allen, $242.45; Drue and Nora Bynum of Denison, $2,500; and Gary Watkins of Pottsboro, $250.


Crouse reported $3,052 in contributions and $149.34 in spending for the period. He listed contributions of $100 or more from: Jon Brown of Sherman, $100; Doug Myers of Sherman, $100; Dianne Connery, $300; Paul Manley of Sherman, $200; Jose Montano of Sherman, $100; Holly Neal of Pottsboro, $100; CBC Creative, $1,832.44 in in-kind contributions for signs, advertising and vehicle magnets.


Templeton reported $765 in contributions and $750 in expenditures. Templeton reported the following contributions of $100 or more: Lindy Olson of Sherman, $200 and Pam McGraw of Denison, $325.


Commissioner Precinct 2


The other Grayson County Commissioner’s seat up for election in primary is the Precinct 2 spot. Incumbent David Whitlock, a Republican, has filed for reelection for that spot. He did not draw a challenger for the primary, but Democrat Marilyn Livingston has filed to run against him in November.


Whitlock reported $750 in contributions for the reporting period and $750 in spending. He listed one contribution of $750 from Thomas Whitlock of Denton.


Livingston reported $0 in contributions and $750 in spending from her own personal funds.