Hugh Nystrom, a candidate for Fourth District County Commissioner appointed a Treasurer on April 20, 2015. Any candidate and all candidates are NOT permitted to ask for, receive any contributions or spend any money until a Treasurer is appointed with the Election Commission. Nystrom filed his first financial disclosure on Thursday July 9, 2015. Between April 20, 2015 and June 30, 2015, he has raised $27,025.00 and has spent $500. Leaving Nystrom with a balance on hand of $26,525.
In what is one of the most refreshing financial disclosures to review. Nystrom has no un-itemized contributions. If a person contributes $100 or less it can be un-itemized. Nystrom received a $25 contribution and it was itemized. Nystrom has 5 couples (10 people) which added to 67 total individuals that have given $27,025.00 to his effort to gain the Republican nomination on March 1, 2016. Early Voting is February 10 – 23, 2016.
In other news, the incumbent Fourth District County Commissioner last filed a financial disclosure on February 2, 2015, the balance on hand was $87.78. According to an early March 2015 column in a local weekly newsprint publication by Former Mayor Ashe, the incumbent had a campaign kick-off at a private residence in Sequoyah Hills on March 26, 2015. According to the incumbent’s campaign Facebook page, he had a second fundraiser at a local West Knoxville restaurant on June 23, 2015 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. As of this posting, the incumbent has NOT filed a new financial disclosure.