State Rep. Vince Dean said he has obtained clearance to use excess funds from his 2012 legislative race to run for Criminal Court clerk.
He announced he will be filing a campaign finance disclosure report this week "after receiving fundraising verification from the Tennessee government."
“I am very pleased with my fundraising efforts and look forward to filing my disclosure,” Rep. Dean said.
He said the Tennessee Bureau of Ethics and Campaign Finance confirmed that he will be able to transfer the excess funds for the current local campaign.
Tennessee law also allows Rep. Dean to raise additional funds in Hamilton County for the 2014 election throughout the primary and general election calendar, it was stated.
“I knew what the ethics law said,” Rep. Dean said. “However I felt it would be prudent to get an official word on it.”
Rep. Dean is seeking the Republican nomination for Hamilton County Criminal Court clerk in the May primary election. Incumbent Gwen Tidwell, a Democrat, is also running. Brian White is another Democratic contender.
Early voting runs from April 16 to May 1, followed by the regular voting period. The county primary election day will be Tuesday, May 6, and the general election will be Thursday, Aug. 7.