Aragon, one of three candidates for the open District 5 seat, received $38,150 in contributions – including $15,000 he contributed to his own campaign – and spent $11,917, he reported.
An attorney and former state representative, Aragon received the most in contributions of the eight privately financed candidates in the period April 1 through July 13.
Aragon received 16 contributions of $850 each. They are:
Antoinette Greenlee and James Greenlee, construction and engineering; Dominique Trujillo, real estate; Ashlee Aragon, health care and medical; Robert Moss, law; Zeke Chavez, insurance; Josie Aragon, retired; Christina Chen, health care and medical; Robert Jenkins II, law; Angie Muller, retired; The New Beginnings, disability services; Christine Ann Valdez, health care and medical; Kylee Aragon, general business; Max Garcia, retired; Bernice Herrera, retired; and Monique Alarcon, general business.
Another privately financed candidate, Councilor Klarissa Peña, the District 3 incumbent, received $9,821 in contributions and spent $1,465.
Peña receive two contributions of $800 each from Bosque Investment, a business group, and Walter Gordahl, a real estate professional.
Paul Ryan McKenney, a District 9 candidate, received an $875 contribution from Albuquerque attorney Don Bruckner.
Six City Council candidates have qualified for public funding. Publicly financed candidates receive $1 for every voter in their district, ranging from $38,131 in District 1 to $46,382 in District 7.
Publicly funded candidates reported their expenditures. They are: Javier Benavidez, District 1, $9,394; Johnny Luevano, District 1, $5,456; Ken Sanchez, District 1 incumbent, $655; Cynthia Borrego, District 5, $4,119; Diane Gibson, District 7 incumbent, $2,489; and Don Harris, District 9 incumbent, $7,282.