No time just now for commentary, but mayoral candidate Buck Dozier continues a strong showing:
DOZIER CAMPAIGN REPORTS CONTINUED FUNDRAISING SUCCESS
Against the backdrop of a competitive political fundraising cycle in Tennessee because of costly U.S. Senate and Governor's races, Buck Dozier's campaign for Mayor is reporting that it has received additional contributions over the past few weeks of $102,734, increasing the total raised to date of more than $319,300.
"I am pleased to report that the momentum for our campaign remains strong and the support on both the fundraising and volunteer grass root fronts continues to be broad-based and countywide," said Dozier.
Dozier earlier announced the formation of a bipartisan campaign team of seasoned political veterans, underscoring the support he's receiving from across the political spectrum.
"More fundraising events are being scheduled in the weeks to come and our day to day push for contributions will continue in earnest up until Election Day," Dozier said. "As I've said since I entered the race, I intend to have whatever resources I need to run a successful countywide race."
A significant aspect of Dozier's fundraising report is that his campaign continues to maintain a strong cash-on-hand balance - $228,000 - while executing a full fledged campaign effort.
"We will continue to operate a lean, strategic campaign effort utilizing fiscal discipline and careful planning," said Dozier. "Voters want to get close to a candidate and to learn first hand who they are and where they're coming from, which is why I am not interested in building layers of campaign bureaucracy in my race."
So far Dozier has been the only candidate in the Mayor's race to announce a detailed education agenda for Nashville. Dozier has publicly stated that education is the single most important issue facing our city. His agenda announcement included a challenge to other elected officials, the private sector and citizens to work toward making Nashville the "Athens of Education in America," expanding educational options for our children and parents, expanding instructional learning in classrooms, and encouraging Nashvillians to become life long learners.