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Featured, from left, in foreground: Rep. Sergio Muñoz, Jr., D-Mission and McAllen Mayor Jim Darling, and in background, from left, Steve Ahlenius, President/CEO, McAllen Chamber of Commerce, and McAllen City Commissioner Trey Pebley. The group was participating in the McAllen Chamber of Commerce’s 84th Legislative Wrap-up Luncheon, held at the DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel in McAllen on Thursday, July 9, 2015.

Photograph By MARK MONTEMAYOR

In the race for House District 36, Rep. Sergio Muñoz and Abraham Padrón, both Democrats, spent $45,432,82 and $57,002.93, respectively, for the period of January 1 and January 21, 2016, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission. House District 36 includes all or parts of the cities of Hidalgo, Granjeño, McAllen, Mission, Palmview and Pharr. Muñoz, an attorney, has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2011; Padrón, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico, is an insurance agent. Also according to the campaign finance reports, which were received by the Texas Ethics Commission on Monday, February 1, 2016, Muñoz showed $24,450 in political contributions, not including pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans between January 1 and January 21, 2016, while Padrón reported $30,400 in political contributions during that same period, not including pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans. Both men were carrying outstanding loans. Muñoz reported $290,550 in all outstanding loans, with $188,483.90 available for campaign expenditures. Padrón had $92,300 in all outstanding loans, with $6,795.11 available for campaign expenditures. The next round of campaign finance reports were due on Monday, February 22, 2016. Early voting for the March 1 Democratic and Republic party primaries has been ongoing since Tuesday, February 16, 2016, and will continue through Friday, February 26, 2016. There are no candidates who have filed for the Republican Party nomination for State Representative, House District 36, which means the Democratic Party nominee will most likely will be sworn into office for a two-year term that begins in January 2017. Muñoz lists his campaign address as P.O. Box 1257, Mission, Texas 78573, with Marla Muñoz-López serving as his campaign treasurer. She lists her treasurer address as 1110 South Closure, Edinburg, Texas 78539. The campaign treasure telephone number is 956/381-5555. Padrón lists his campaign address as 800 North 10th, McAllen, Texas 78501, with Delfa Padrón serving as his campaign treasurer. She lists her treasurer address as 800 North 10th, McAllen, Texas 78501. The campaign treasure telephone number is 956/821-8965.

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Rep. Muñoz, Abraham Padrón campaign finance reports show that more than $100,000 combined was spent during first 21 days of January 2016

By DAVID A. DÍAZ
Legislativemedia@aol.com

In the race for House District 36, Rep. Sergio Muñoz and Abraham Padrón, both Democrats, spent $45,432,82 and $57,002.93, respectively, for the period of January 1 and January 21, 2016, according to the most recent campaign finance reports submitted to the Texas Ethics Commission.

House District 36 includes all or parts of the cities of Hidalgo, Granjeño, McAllen, Mission, Palmview and Pharr.

Muñoz, an attorney, has served in the Texas House of Representatives since 2011; Padrón, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Mexico, is an insurance agent.

Also according to the campaign finance reports, which were received by the Texas Ethics Commission on Monday, February 1, 2016, Muñoz showed $24,450 in political contributions, not including pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans between January 1 and January 21, 2016, while Padrón reported $30,400 in political contributions during that same period, not including pledges, loans, or guarantees of loans.

Both men were carrying outstanding loans.

Muñoz reported $290,550 in all outstanding loans, with $188,483.90 available for campaign expenditures.

Padrón had $92,300 in all outstanding loans, with $6,795.11 available for campaign expenditures.

The next round of campaign finance reports were due on Monday, February 22, 2016.

Early voting for the March 1 Democratic and Republic party primaries has been ongoing since Tuesday, February 16, 2016, and will continue through Friday, February 26, 2016.

There are no candidates who have filed for the Republican Party nomination for State Representative, House District 36, which means the Democratic Party nominee will most likely will be sworn into office for a two-year term that begins in January 2017.

A detailed breakdown of the campaign finance report, which covers the period of January 1 through January 21, 2016, follow:

Muñoz lists his campaign address as P.O. Box 1257, Mission, Texas 78573, with Marla Muñoz-López serving as his campaign treasurer. She lists her treasurer address as 1110 South Closner, Edinburg, Texas 78539. The campaign treasure telephone number is 956/381-5555.

Padrón lists his campaign address as 800 North 10th, McAllen, Texas 78501, with Delfa Padrón serving as his campaign treasurer. She lists her treasurer address as 800 North 10th, McAllen, Texas 78501. The campaign treasure telephone number is 956/821-8965.

SERGIO MUÑOZ, TOP EXPENDITURES
($1,000 and Higher)
January through January 21, 2016

$11,643.27 – Exclusive Designs, Mission, Signs/T-Shirts;
$6,300 – Peter Salinas, Edinburg, Advertising Work;
$6262.26 – Print Works, McAllen, Door Hangers/Business Cards;
$2,500 – Jeff Butler, Corpus Christi, Media Consulting;
$2,000 – Monitor, McAllen, Advertisement;
$2,000 – Donato Medina, Jr., McAllen, Consulting;
$1,250 – Social Life Magazine, McAllen, Advertisement;
$1,000 – Gabriel Salazar, San Antonio, Consulting; and
$1,000 – Sergio Muñoz, Jr., Edinburg, Repayment on Campaign Loans.

ABRAHAM PÁDRON, TOP EXPENDITURES
($1,000 and Higher)
January through January 21, 2016

$27,141.29 – The Positive Program, McAllen, Campaign Management;
$10,429 – Marco Pérez, McAllen, Consulting, Grass Roots Campaign;
$10,000 – Brand Boosters, McAllen, Campaign Signs;
$1,070 – Israel Cantú, Pharr, Get Out The Vote; and
$1,000 – Joe Flores Campaign, Mission, Support Slate.

SERGIO MUÑOZ, ALL CONTRIBUTORS
January through January 21, 2016

$5,000 – American Federation of Teachers – La Joya (01/14/16);
$5,000 – Texas Optometric PAC, Austin (01/12/16);
$2,500 – TREPAC – Texas Association of Realtors PAC, Austin (01/12/16);
$2,500 – TSAPAC, Austin (01/19/16);
$2,000 – U.S. Anesthesia Partners of Texas, P.A., Dallas (01/01/16);
$1,000 – National Association of Insurance and Financial, Austin (01/04/16);
$1,000 – Texas Academy of Family Physicians PAC – T.A.F.P. PAC, Austin (01/19/16);
$500 – Texas Podiatric Medical Association PAC, Austin (01/21/16);
$500 – Associated Plumbing-Heating-Cooling Contractors PAC (01/21/16);
$500 – American Pharmacy, Inc. – GPAC, Corpus Christi (01/19/16);
$500 – TMHA PAC, Austin (01/18/16);
$500 – Texas Friends of Time Warner Cable PAC, Austin (01/16/16);
$250 – Lock Lord LLP, Dallas (01/20/16);
$250 – Celina García-Vásquez, Orthodontist, Palmhurst (01/14/16);
$250 – Jaime J. Muñoz, Attorney, San Juan (01/14/16);
$250 – One Gas Inc. PAC, Tulsa, Oklahoma (01/01/16);
$250 – Angíe Ramírez, Optometrist, San Juan (01/14/16);
$200 – Nolana Eye Care, McAllen (01/14/16);
$150 – Antonio Vásquez, Optometrist, Brownsville (01/14/16);
$125 – Beatrice Vela, Optometrist, Brownsville (01/14/16);
$100 – Salvador Alcantar, Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16)
$100 – Enedelia Barrera-Riojas, Optometrist, Weslaco (01/14/16);
$100 – Rogelio Cantú, Jr., Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16);
$100 – Steven K. Fertig, Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16);
$100 – Fiona A. Lolia, Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16);
$100 – Sandra Flores, Optometrist, Mission (01/14/16);
$100 – Luis Navarro, Optometrist, Edinburg (01/14/16);
$100 – Michael Wiongard, Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16);
$100 – Harlingen Eye Clinic, Harlingen (01/14/16);
$100 – Kriselda Suárez Garza, Optometrist, Edinburg (01/14/16);
$100 – Sabine Pilot PAC, Groves, Texas (01/20/16);
$75 – Juan Barajas, Optometrist, McAllen (01/14/16); and
$50 – Aransas Corpus Christi Pilots PAC (01/20/16).

ABRAHAM PÁDRON, ALL CONTRIBUTORS
January through January 21, 2016

$20,000 – Texas for Lawsuit Reform, Austin 01/07/16
$5,000 – Rex Gore, Austin (Janitorial Service) 01/19/16
$3,500 – Texans for Lawsuit Reform, Austin 01/20/16
$1,000 – IMPACT – IIAT, Austin 01/19/16
$500 – Lara L. Keel, Austin, Texas Lobby Group 01/19/16
$400 – Dave Talbert, Youkum, CEO, Insurers Indemnity 01/11/16

SERGIO MUÑOZ ALL EXPENDITURES
January through January 21, 2016

$6,624.90 – Exclusive Designs, 2403 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission (Advertising Expense – Signs) 01/21/16;
$5,196.00 – Print Works, 1414 Pecan Boulevard, McAllen (Advertising Expense – Door Hangers/Business Cards) 01/19/16;
$4,546.40 – Exclusive Designs, 2403 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission (Advertising Expense – Signs) 01/13/16;
$3,000 – Peter Salinas, 601 E. Van Week Street, Edinburg (Advertising Expense – Advertising Work) 01/19/16;
$3,000 – Peter Salinas, 601 E. Van Week Street, Edinburg (Advertising Expense – Advertising Work) 01/18/16;
$2,500 – Jeff Butler, 722 Chase Drive, Corpus Christi (Consulting Expense – Media Consulting) 01/16/16;
$2,000 – The Monitor, 1400 E. Nolana, McAllen (Advertising Expense – Advertising) 01/05/16;
$1,250 – Social Life Magazine, 1301 N. 10th Street, McAllen (Advertising Expense – Magazine Ad) 01/13/16;
$1,066.26 – Print Works, 1414 Pecan Boulevard, McAllen (Advertising Expense – Door Hangers) 01/19/16;
$1,000 – Donato Medina, Jr., 1701 Orchid Avenue, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Consulting) 01/16/16;
$1,000 – Donato Medina, Jr., 1701 Orchid Avenue, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Consulting) 01/05/16;
$1,000 – Gabriel Salazar, 1417 Kendalia, San Antonio (Consulting Expense – Consulting) 01/19/16;
$910 – Adalberto Salazar, 919A North Slabaugh, Mission (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Rent) 01/10/16;
$755.56 – Matts Building Materials, 3601 E. Palma Vista Drive, Palmview (Advertising Expense – Lumber for Signs) 01/09/16;
$500 – Clara Casas, 506 E. Villegas, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/07/16;
$500 – Hermila García, P.O. Box 1059, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/08/16;
$500 – Boys and Girls Club of Mission, 208 W. 18th Street, Mission (Advertising Expense – Skeet Shoot Sponsorship) 01/07/16;
$500 – Sergio Muñoz, Jr., 1110 S. Closner Boulevard, Edinburg (Loan Repayment/Reimbursement – Loan Repayment) 01/16/16;
$500 – Sergio Muñoz, Jr., 1110 S. Closner Boulevard, Edinburg (Loan Repayment/Reimbursement – Loan Repayment) 01/04/16;
$471.97 – Exclusive Designs, 2403 Griffin Parkway (Advertising Expense – T-Shirts) 01/13/16;
$355.17 – Mario Hinojosa, 1411 Sheri Lee Drive, Mission (Advertising Expense – Reimbursement for Skeet Shoot Shirts) 01/20/16;
$350 – Guillermo Galván, 1200 E. Moore Road, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/13/16;
$350 – Rosie Ibáñez, 402 S. Ironwood, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/16/16;
$350 – Daniel Lira, 7205 Sabina Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$350 – Daniel Lira, 7205 Sabina Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/10/162
$350 – Carlos Sánchez, 1004 E. Polk Avenue, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$300 – José Eliserio, 421 Joshua Drive, Mission (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16;
$300 – Peter Salinas, 601 E. Van Week Street, Edinburg (Advertising Expense – Advertising Work) 01/19/16;
$320 – Carlos Sánchez, 1004 E. Polk, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/09/16;
$300 – Christian Espinoza, 1011 E. 2nd Street, Mission (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/07/16;
$264 – Staffnet, LLC, 4402 W. Military Highway, Ste 710, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/20/16;
$240 – Pedro Rocha, 501 Carol Avenue, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/09/16;
$240 – Víctor José Sánchez, 3002 San Gabriel, San Juan (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/09/16;
$210 – Víctor José Sánchez, 3002 San Gabriel, San Juan (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$210 – José Sánchez, 3002 San Gabriel, San Juan (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$207.90 – That’s Great News, P.O. Box 877, Cheshire, Ct (Advertising Expense – Ad) 01/19/16;
$200 – Claudia Esquivel, 4105 Hibiscus, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$200 – Claudia Esquivel, 4105 Hibiscus, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/08/16;
$200 – Angie Ojeda, 813 W. Winterhaven, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/15/16;
$200 – Angie Ojeda, 813 W. Winterhaven, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/08/16;
$175 – Joshua Álvarez, 3401 N. McColl Rd., Apt. 17, McAllen (Advertising Expense – Car Magnates) 01/05/16;
$170 – Pedro Salinas, 602 E. Van Week Street, Edinburg (Advertising Expense – Advertising) 01/19/16;
$150 – Juanita Barajas, 6204 N. Bentsen Palm Dr., Mission (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16;
$150 – José Pérez, 6821 St. Marie, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/08/16;
$150 – Diana Saldaña, 3o4 Ricky Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/13/16;
$150 – Diana Saldaña, 3o4 Ricky Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/05/16;
$120 – All My Son’s Moving and Storage, 2337 Patterson Industrial Drive, Pflugerville (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Storage Rental) 01/19/16;
$117 – Rosie Ibáñez, 402 S. Ironwood, Pharr (Food/Beverage Expense – Reimbursement for Food) 01/10/16;
$115.23 – Facebook, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, California (Advertising Expense – Advertising) 01/19/16;
$110 – José Sánchez, 3002 San Gabriel, San Juan (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/09/16;
$100 – Elva Botello, 1905 W. 20th, Mission (Contribution – Donation) 01/06/16;
$100 – Juanita Barajas, 2026 Buchana Avenue, Alton (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16;
$100 – María Eliserio, 421 Joshua Drive, Mission (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16;
$100 – Luciano Garza, 946 W. Nolana, Ste. C (Contribution — Gas Reimbursement) 01/19/16;
$96.29 – Whataburger, 801 E. 9th Street, Mission (Food/Beverage Expense – Food for Meeting) 01/11/16;
$80.36 – Cynthia Pacheco, 617 Perkins, Mission (Contribution – Reimbursement for Gift for Constituents) 01/07/16;
$67.95 – Family Dollar, 2115 W. Griffen Parkway, Palmview (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Office Supplies) 01/19/16;
$64 – María F. Alday, 560 Mar Circle, Alamo (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16
$64 – Norma E. Alday, 1401 W. Anaya Road, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16
$64 – Jaqueline Lira, 7205 Sabino Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16
$64 – Jaqueline Lira, 7205 Sabino Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16
$64 – Jaqueline Lira, 7205 Sabino Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16
$64 – María Lira, 7205 Sabina Street, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16
$64 – Andrea L. Pérez, 3009 North 25th Street, Hidalgo (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/12/16;
$60.59 – Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry, Mission (Food/Beverage Expense – Meals for Meeting) 01/11/16;
$54.06 – Family Dollar, 2115 W. Griffin Parkway, Palmview (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Office Supplies) 01/11/16;
$50 – Claudia Esquivel, 4105 Hibiscus, McAllen (Travel In District – Gas Expense) 01/15/16;
$48 – María F. Alday, 560 Mar Circle, Alamo (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16
$48 – Norma A. Alday, 1401 W. Anaya Road, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16
$48 – Andrea L. Pérez, 3009 North 25th Street, Hidalgo (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16;
$48 – Norma A. Alday, 1401 W. Anaya Road, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16
$46.41 – Rosie Ibáñez, 402 S. Ironwood, Pharr (Contribution – Reimbursement for Gas) 01/16/16;
$32 – Juan Gámez, 700 E. Sioux Road, #182, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16;
$32 – Verónica González, 700 E. Sioux Road, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16;
$32 – Edgar Iván González, 7205 Sabino, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Field Work) 01/21/16;
$30.82 – Danny’s Mexican Restaurant, 122 W. Tom Landry, Mission (Food/Beverage Expense – Meals for Meeting) 01/04/16;
$29.33 – Sunoco, 806 E. Palma Vista Drive, Palmview (Travel in District – Gas) 01/20/16;
$22.73 – Family Dollar, 2115 W. Griffin Parkway, Palmview (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Office Supplies) 01/11/16;
$12.42 – Pollo Palenque, 1040 S. Main Street, McAllen (Food/Beverage Expense – Meals for Meeting) 01/20/16;
$11.37 Starbucks, 525 E. Trenton Road, Edinburg (Food/Beverage Expense – Beverages for Meeting) 01/06/16; and
$9 – Mission Feed and Hardware, 704 N. Conway, Mission (Office Overhead/Rental Expense – Office Supplies) 01/11/16.

ABRAHAM PÁDRON, ALL EXPENDITURES
January through January 21, 2016

$14,641.29 – The Positive Program, 6508 North 26th Street, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Campaign Manager) 01/11/16;
$10,000 – The Positive Program, 6508 North 26th Street, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Campaign Manager) 01/21/16
$10,000 – Brand Boosters, 3607 South L. Lane, McAllen (Printing Expense – Campaign Signs) 01/19/16;
$4,880 – Marco Pérez, 2008 West Jonquil, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Grass Roots) 01/14/16;
$2,500 – The Positive Program, 6508 North 26th Street, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Campaign Manager) 01/21/16;
$2,500 – Marco Pérez, 2008 West Jonquil, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Grass Roots) 01/08/16;
$1,640 – Marco Pérez, 2008 West Jonquil, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Grass Roots) 01/08/16;
$1,070 – Israel Cantú, 2606 Dahlia, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Get Out The Vote) 01/19/16;
$1,000 – Joe Flores Campaign, P.O. Box 310, Mission (Campaign Contribution – Support Slate) 01/20/16;
$988.98 – Junction Cafe, 11 S. Cage Boulevard, Pharr (Food/Beverages – Constituent Meeting) 01/11/16;
$865 – Print Shop RGV, 6624 N. 10th, McAllen (Printing Expense – Campaign Apparel) 01/11/16;
$800 – Marco Pérez, 2008 West Jonquil, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Grass Roots) 01/21/16;
$800 – Abel González, 403 Acapulco Lane, San Juan (Event Expense – Event Supplies & Decorations) 01/21/16;
$750 – Javier Cantú, 1307 W. Doranton Avenue, Alamo (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Campaign Signs);
$700 – Andrea Rodríguez, 4103 Palm Drive, Pharr (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Campaign Signs), 01/04/16;
$666.66 – Alicia García, 1011 Yale Drive, Edinburg (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Grass Roots) 01/19/16;
$649.50 – GVL Signs & More, 2920 N. Closner Boulevard, Edinburg (Printing Expense – Campaign Signs) 01/06/16;
$609 – Marco Pérez, 2008 West Jonquil, McAllen (Consulting Expense – Grass Roots) 01/20/16;
$500 – Efrén Barajas, 3429 Norma Avenue, McAllen (Salaries/Wages/Contract Labor – Get Out The Vote) 01/15/16;
$400 – Joel Oliverez, 505 N. 15th, McAllen (Advertising – TV ad) 01/08/16;
$300 – Texas Citrus Fiesta, 220 E. 9th Street, Mission (Contribution – Support Community), 01/21/16;
$255.57 – Molcas Restaurant, 523 N. Conway Avenue, Mission (Food/Beverages – Constituent Meeting) 01/12/16;
$225.00 – League of United Latin American Citizens, 2938 Ashford Trail Drive, Houston (Contribution – Support Groups) 01/20/16
$96.95 – Sweet and Tasty, 2425 E. Griffin Parkway, Mission (Event Expense – Supplies and Decorations), 01/21/16;
$89.30 – Taqueria La Mexican, 305 W. Griffin Parkway, Mission (Food/Beverage Expense – Constituent Meeting), 01/19/16;
$45.87 – Facebook, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, Texas (Advertising Expense – Social Media Marketing) 01/04/16;
$25.00 – Facebook, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, Texas (Advertising Expense – Social Media Marketing) 01/04/16; and
$5.01 – Facebook, 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, Texas (Advertising Expense – Social Media Marketing) 01/04/16.

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