For Tazewell County Clerk

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 16, 2018

 

CONTACT: John C. Ackerman
PHONE: (309)635-7624
EMAIL: John@JohnCAckerman.com

 

YEAR-END 2017 FINANCIAL REPORTING SHOWS
ACKERMAN CAMPAIGN WITH MAJOR FINANCIAL LEAD

 

CANDIDATE FOR TAZEWELL COUNTY CLERK HOLDS COMMANDING LEAD IN FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND ENDORSEMENTS HEADING INTO FINAL TWO MONTHS BEFORE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY ELECTION

 

SPRINGFIELD, IL: State of Illinois Board of Elections reports finalized today show the John C. Ackerman for Tazewell County Clerk campaign with a tremendous lead in financial support heading into the last two months before the March 20, 2018, Republican Primary Election. The report shows Ackerman's campaign easily outpacing the other two Republican candidates and with a commanding lead over the Democrat opponent.

Candidates are required to file financial reports quarterly with the State Board of Elections after surpassing $5000 raised or spent for campaign purposes. Citizens for John C. Ackerman reported $7750.00 contributed at the end of 2017. The historical amount required for serious campaigns for Countywide Elected Office in Tazewell County has been over $10,000 in total.

Further contributions already in 2018 to Citizens for John C. Ackerman are $1475.00 with another $3000+ verbally committed by various local residents. That brings the total funds raised or commited to the John C. Ackerman Campaign for Tazewell County Clerk to over $12,000 to-date.

Only one of the other Republican Candidates for Tazewell County Clerk has filed the required financial reports with the State Board of Elections. Shelly Hranka's campaign reported $1702.64 raised. Brett Grimm did not file any report, thus indicating less than $5000 raised or spent for his campaign efforts. By comparison, the Democrat Candidate for Tazewell County Clerk, Brittany Miller, reported raising $5,103.04 for her campaign as of the end of 2017.

John C. Ackerman for Tazewell County Clerk has also been active taking an early lead in endorsements, with a plethora of grassroots endorsements being presented since late fall 2017. These endorsement videos have focused on the campaign's commitment that "Together, with your help, we can, and we will, GROW, STRENGTHEN, and IMPROVE the office of Tazewell County Clerk."

 

The Ackerman Campaign has also been very vocal of the past recognition by the Bloomington Pantagraph with a Sunshine Award for John C. Ackerman's past success in improving Tazewell County Government Transparency and also the Endorsement by the Illinois Policy Institute of Ackerman's county government transparency improvements outlined in his comprehensive Strategic Plan.

 

 

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