Esther Helton said she has raised $41,614 since launching her campaign in September 2017 for the House District 30 seat.
“I am so very honored by all of the support to my campaign, both financially and through grassroots efforts,” said Ms. Helton, who currently serves on the East Ridge City Council. “My voting record matches my continued commitment to grow our communities without growing government, and I believe this message is being well-received and approved by voters and supporters.”
The end of year report for state candidates, which ended on Jan. 15, includes 118 donors supporting Ms. Helton, who was certified for the GOP ballot by the Hamilton County Election Commission on Jan. 9. The average contribution was $353.
Zach Hutcherson, the campaign committee’s treasurer, said, “Esther has earned the early support of local voters in the district as well as business leaders throughout the area who have watched the transformation of Exit 1 in East Ridge where new businesses are locating to and creating new jobs – both of which help maintain lower property taxes.”
Ms. Helton is an active member of Graceworks Church, the East Ridge Optimist Club and East Ridge Alumni Association. She has also been elected as a local Republican Party delegate since 2011 and is a member of the Hamilton County Pachyderm Club.
She has three grown children, Lee Helton, Lisa Golden and Kip Helton along with five grandchildren. The Republican Party primary for the state legislative seat is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 2.