Berke Banks 383K for Chattanooga Mayor’s Race

State Sen. Andy Berke is already posting behemoth numbers for a mayoral election that is still eight months away, according to the Chattanooga TFP.
The Chattanooga Democrat has raised $271,050 since he declared in May that he would run for mayor of Chattanooga. He now has $383,000 in cash on hand, putting him in a fundraising position not seen since former Mayor Bob Corker ran in 2001.
“We have laid a strong foundation, with over 600 donors and 300 volunteers,” Berke said in a statement. “In the coming months we will continue reaching out to people who are interested in leadership that works on the economic development and quality-of-life issues facing our community.”
The Andy Berke for Mayor campaign released its financial disclosure statement to the Times Free Press on Friday. Campaign officials said they plan to give the disclosure to the Hamilton County Election Commission this week.
Other potential mayoral candidates said Friday they were not surprised by the results.
Citizens to Recall Mayor Littlefield founder Jim Folkner, former Parks and Recreation Director Rob Healy, Council Chairwoman Pam Ladd, County Commissioner Warren Mackey and Associated General Contractors of East Tennessee President Roger Tuder are considering mayoral runs.

One thought on “Berke Banks 383K for Chattanooga Mayor’s Race

  1. Eric Holcombe

    Did NEA Andy refund any of the TEA/NEA non-election-year campaign forced benevolence from the paychecks of “our good teachers”? Since he isn’t actually running for re-election to the Senate, he doesn’t still need that money does he?
    And isn’t it comforting to know that like Doug Overbey, here’s another legislator/attorney that can help us unconstitutionally select our judges lest they be corrupted by the big money in election campaigning…

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