Monday, February 24, 2014

Burchett says he's not longer accepting campaign contributions

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett, who will not face an opponent in his re-election bid, announced today on his Facebook page that he will not be accepting anymore contributions for this election.

The mayor said at this point he’s raised “just south of $40,000.”

Here’s his post: 
I am announcing today that, since I have no opposition in either the primary or general elections, I will no longer be accepting campaign contributions for my re-election race.

I am grateful to every person who has contributed to my campaign for re-election so far. Because of your generosity, I feel I now have the money I need for "Get Out the Vote" efforts and any volunteer appreciation activities.

I would much rather know that any money a supporter might have given me would instead be placed into an offering plate or used for a family's Saturday trip to Dollywood.

Thank you again to everyone who has supported me, and please know that even though I have no opposition, I will be working hard to encourage every Knox County voter to go to the polls.

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