July 15, 2021
Republican Debby Gunter, candidate for Judge of the 241st District Court set a fundraising record for Smith County District Court candidates by raising over $86,000 in just 45 days. Gunter officially began seeking contributions on May 17, 2021. Between that date and June 30, she received 181 contributions, totaling $79,576 in monetary contributions plus an additional $6,500 in pledges.
“We had a great team of volunteers and supporters who came together to help us accomplish this goal. I am truly honored and humbled at the outpouring of support my campaign has received over the last few months,” Gunter said.
Judicial candidates in Texas who will be on the ballot in 2022 were allowed to start fundraising on May 17, 2021. Gunter held a kickoff event on May 20, which was standing room only. The event was the beginning of a huge surge of momentum for Gunter’s campaign.
“We have reviewed public filings dating back to the early 1990s and can’t find any District Judge candidates who have raised this much money over this short period of time,” political consultant, Leah Wansley, said. “This type of fundraising success shows that the community wants Debby to serve as the next Judge of the 241st,” Wansley continued.
At this time, no other candidate has announced their intention to seek this position. The Republican Primary election will be held in 2022.