Lee reports $3.7M cash on hand for gubernatorial race

Press release from Bill Lee campaign

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Lee announced his campaign for governor has raised nearly $2.3 million for the 2017 reporting period, with over $900,000 in the second half of 2017.  In addition to the amount raised, Bill and his wife Maria committed to match campaign donations dollar for dollar, ending the reporting period with over $3.7 million cash on hand.

“It is truly humbling to see the overwhelming level of enthusiasm we have received,” said Lee. “Maria and I are grateful for the outpouring of support from across Tennessee from people willing to invest in our campaign.”

“It speaks volumes to see so many hard-working Tennesseans are willing to invest in Bill and his campaign,” said Stuart McWhorter, Lee Campaign Finance Chairman. “Bill, being a first-time candidate, is inspiring folks from across the state to join him in this run. He is the right person at the right time to lead our state, and it is great to see more and more Tennesseans joining his team.”

The financial disclosure will be submitted to the Tennessee Registry of Election Finance today for the most recent reporting period, which ended on January 15, 2018.

Business Leadership Coalition

The fundraising report comes on the heels of Lee announcing his Business Advisory Coalition, a group of over 100 business leaders from across Tennessee who have joined to support his campaign. The group, encompassing every corner of the state, will serve in an advisory role to Lee on business and economic development issues and help spread Bill’s ideas within their professional and local communities.

The Coalition is led by three Co-Chairs, representing each of the three grand divisions of the state.  The three Co-Chairs include:

  • Kelly Wolfe, Mayor of Jonesborough and President of Wolfe Development – East Tennessee
  • Cordia Harrington, Founder and CEO of The Bakery Cos. – Middle Tennessee
  • Ruste Via, CEO, Christian Family Medicine – West Tennessee

About Bill Lee

Bill Lee is chairman of Lee Company, a family-owned construction, facilities and home services company with offices and operations throughout Middle Tennessee, Northern Alabama and Southern Kentucky. Lee Company employs more than 1,200 people and has annual revenue in excess of $215 million.

In addition to his work with Lee Company, Bill is also active in Triple L Ranch, a fourth-generation family farm, which operates a 1,000-acre, 400-head Hereford cattle operation, providing natural beef to farmers markets and farm to table restaurants throughout Middle Tennessee.

More information is available about Bill and his campaign can be found at BillLee.com.

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