Campaign cash shouldn’t sway votes.

Candidates for Jackson Town Council filed reports for fund-raising last week, and once again I am proud to be the lowest spender — by far.

The biggest spender, Hailey Morton, has raised more than $12, 000 and will outspend my campaign by four to one, while the next two, Jim Genzer and Phil Cameron, will more than double the modest sum I have raised.

“Morton’s total since filing in May ­— $12, 634 — is nearly double the closest candidate, ” the News&Guide reported. “For the general election, her funds came from 41 donors, including $250 from Mayor Mark Barron and Rep. Ruth Ann Petroff, R-Jackson.”

I have said from the beginning that elections should not be about money, especially at the local level. Voters can take heart that I will be careful about spending their money. I have run a campaign the way I have pledged to run town government: lean and efficient.

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