Hullander says he won't use own money in run for Hamilton County mayor

Staff Photo by Logan Hullinger / Matt Hullander announced his candidacy for mayor of Hamilton County on the courthouse steps earlier this month.

Hamilton County mayoral candidate Matt Hullander will not bankroll his own campaign and will hold a public event Wednesday laying out his political platform, according to a news release.

Hullander, a Chattanooga Republican and former CEO of the home improvement company HullCo, entered the race Nov. 12.

His latest event will be held at 11:30 a.m. on the steps of the Hamilton County Courthouse, where he will be introduced by Phillip Fulmer, former coach and athletic director at the University of Tennessee.

"We haven't put the first cent of our own money into this effort and don't plan to do so," Hullander said in a statement, responding to unspecified "misinformation" about how his campaign will be funded.

In a follow-up interview Tuesday, Hullander said his opponent, Weston Wamp, R-Chattanooga, had suggested Hullander was using his own money to fund his campaign.