Kim White For Mayor Campaign Has Raised Total $667,000, Including Recent $165,000; Tim Kelly Gets $69,154 In Most Recent Period

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Kim White for mayor campaign announced it has raised $667,000. The earlier total was $502,000.

Since the last reporting period, donors have given another $165,000 to the former River City Company president. That includes from more than 350 first-time donors, it was stated. Ms. White has $58,249 cash on hand.

The Tim Kelly campaign reported raising $69,154 in 45 days from 125 donors. Officials said over 80 percent of the donations were made by Chattanoogans. The campaign reported over $200,000 cash on hand. Mr. Kelly earlier loaned the campaign almost $1.1 million.

Former City Attorney Wade Hinton took in $81,386 in the last reporting period. He has $41,593 balance on hand. 

The White campaign "has received financial contributions ranging from $6 to $1,600 from every ZIP code in the city. One-third of all donations are $100 or less."

Ms. White said, “The unbelievable momentum of our campaign continues to strengthen as we approach March 2. The generosity of hundreds of first-time donors reflects growing voter confidence in my ability to lead the city. I’m humbled and encouraged by this tremendous outpouring of support."

Mr. Kelly said, “From the very beginning, I’ve emphasized the importance of focusing on issues critical to Chattanoogans.  That is far more important than ‘dialing for dollars’. Even so, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support expressed by the community through their unsolicited contributions over the last few weeks.”

The Kelly camp has knocked on over 11,000 doors and made 20,000 personal calls through volunteers for the campaign. Campaign Manager, Rachel Hanson said, “Our volunteers and team are energized as we head into the next week.  We know there’s hard work to be done, but we remain focused on what’s most important and that’s the future of the city we all love.  We look forward to Tim leading the city as our next mayor.

“Tim’s strong track record as a small business owner and community leader is resonating and his plan for the first 100 days in office underscores his leadership.  We’re proud of the way these messages have been received, and we look forward to March 2.”

Click here for Kim White's contributors.

Click here for Tim Kelly's contributors.

Click here for Wade Hinton's contributors.


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