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Nortey draws ample early cash in Commissioners Court campaign
Thursday, July 16, 2015 by Nora Ankrum
Travis County Commissioners Court candidate James Nortey announced Wednesday that his campaign for a Precinct 1 seat – representing Northeast Travis County – is raising money at a brisk pace. In just a little over a month, it has amassed more than $30,000. According to a statement released by Nortey’s campaign, it took six months for Commissioner Ron Davis, who currently holds the Precinct 1 seat, to raise that much money in previous campaigns. Davis, who was first elected to the Commissioners Court in 1998, announced in May that he plans to retire in December 2016. Nortey, a Democrat, will be running for his seat in the November 2016 election. Most of the donations to Nortey’s campaign – nearly 80 percent – have been small, at $100 or less. “Our main sources of financial support are grassroots Democrats and small-dollar donors who believe we need energetic and engaged leadership to tackle the neglected needs of Northeast Travis County,” said Nortey.
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