Financial Results for the 57th

All candidates have filed their financial disclosures for money raised and spent on the campaign to represent the 57th district. For now, the race is focused on who will get the Republican nomination. There are three candidates: Linda Elam, Robert Fields, and Adam Futrell. Here’s how they’ve done over the past 6-9 months:

Fields and Futrell have each raised about $5,000 in contributions. Elam has raised $550. Futrell has spent $11,500 on the race; Fields – $4,462; and Elam $3,245. The biggest difference between the three is the amount each candidate has invested in their own campaign in the form of a loan. Futrell has loaned his campaign $15,000; Elam has loaned her campaign $5,000; Fields has loaned his campaign $-0-.

It’s possible that Elam could put more of her own money into the campaign at the last minute, but it is hard to make a big impact in the closing weeks.

It’s quite possible that Elam will finish third on August 5th.

Early voting starts on Friday, July 16th and continues for two weeks.



Filed under Local News, Tennessee Legislature

2 responses to “Financial Results for the 57th

  1. Kathy Fields

    Robert Fields is the only one in this race that isn’t a politician or a fresh from law school—trying to get his name out there, serious candidate. He is a veteran, a christian, a disaster relief worker, and a hard-worker. And he is the only candidate that is endorsed by the TN Right to Life Committee. He is also a retiree so he can devote his time to representing our best interests in the TN house. He has been a friend and fellow church member for years and I know that he would make the best representative for our district.

  2. Doc Cider

    I would be interested in the breakdown on the contributions. Even the small amount for Elam. $500 from a developer? Although at least one developer around here divides his contributions among various family members.

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