Phillip Robinson and Mike Jameson are leading the fundraising battles in their respective Davidson County judge races, with Election Day one week away.
Robinson, running in the Democratic primary for former Judge Barbara Haynes’ 3rd Circuit Court seat, reported raising $92,085, while spending $37,619 of that sum in his campaign.
Robinson’s opponent, attorney Stan Kweller, reported a campaign war chest of $70,390, but that figure includes a $34,400 loan. Kweller has spent $57,266.
Local candidates in Metro’s March 6 primary were required to submit financial disclosures to the Davidson County Election Commission Tuesday to report total fundraising and spending figures through Feb. 25.
Early voting concluded Tuesday evening.
Jameson, appointed as General Sessions judge by the Metro Council in November, reported raising $55,279. Combined with a $33,000 loan, the former East Nashville councilman reported receipts of $88,279. Jameson spent $46,167 through Feb. 25.
General Sessions judge candidate Jack Byrd, meanwhile, raised $12,469 and gave his campaign a $9,466 loan, thus disclosing total receipts of $21,935. Byrd reported spending $11,993 as of Feb. 25.
Rachel Bell, another General Sessions judge candidate, reported more than $39,000 raised, including a $6,843 loan. Bell has spent $33,634.
The winners of the Circuit Court and General Sessions Democratic primaries will be heavy favorites when they take on independent candidates in August. Republicans aren’t holding primaries for these local judgeships.