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.