By: Mike Biggs
With little over a week left, candidates are making a mad dash towards the finish line in hopes of representing North Mississippi in congress. 13 candidates are vying to serve the remainder of deceased congressman Alan Nunnelee’s term.
Below is a snapshot of the most recent campaign finance information for 12 of the 13 candidates. Daniel Sparks of Belmont has yet to file his pre-special finance report.
Note: Highlighted figure represents amount of cash on hand.
Candidate Name| Cash On Hand- 4/30| Total Reciepts- 4/30| Total Expenditures
Greg Pirkle| $146,585| $34,364| $132,531
Mike Tagert| $126,572| $125,205| $159,842
Sam Adcock| $117,263| $55,860| $92,505|
Henry Ross| $58,696| $8,047| $30,724
Starner Jones| $58,667| $158,150| $242,820
Ed Holliday| $58,521| $5,245| $46,903
Trent Kelly| $57,150| $22,334| $54,737
Boyce Adams| $54,041| $130,512| $139,969
Nancy Collins| $34,956| $184,741| $151,565
Quentin Whitwell| $24,727| $23,230| $59,564
Chip Mills| $18,898| $17,900| $84,260
Walter Zinn| $2,752| $11,552| $8,974
Democratic Chairman Rickey Cole Endorses Walter Zinn
Throughout North Mississippi, working people are having to make tough choices every day. Some are getting ahead, many are just holding on, and way too many are falling behind. The average person is in a constant bind trying to make ends meet.
It is easy to blame our present situation on any leader or group we chose. But blaming somebody doesn’t fix the problems. In fact, the endless back and forth blame game politicians play is just a distraction that makes things worse.
On Tuesday, May 12, voters in North Mississippi have a chance to elect a Congressman who has a proven record of getting things done. Walter Zinn of Pontotoc is goal-oriented and results-driven. Walter knows how to work with people from all walks of life. He is a positive, hard-charging problem solver. Like most North Mississippians, he is a fair, even-handed person, but relentless when pushing forward for what’s right.
Walter Zinn is just as at home on your back patio as he is at the Capitol. All will be welcome and well-represented in Congressman Zinn’s office.
Matthew 20:16 says that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. On May 12, mark the last name on the ballot, Walter Zinn.
Rickey Cole Chairman, Mississippi Democratic Party