Matt Hullander uses $50,000 of own money to finance Hamilton County mayoral campaign

Candidate promised not to self-fund

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Hamilton County Mayoral candidate Matt Hullander shared his vision for the county, from the steps of the courthouse on December 1, 2021.

Hamilton County mayoral candidate Matt Hullander is using $50,000 of his own money to fund his campaign despite previously saying he would not do so.

Hullander promised voters from the earliest days of his campaign that he would not use his own money in the effort.

"We haven't put the first cent of our own money into this effort and don't plan to do so," he said in a news release on Nov. 29.

Hullander's campaign reported collecting nearly $256,000 between July and mid-January, according to his Monday campaign finance report.

"As we saw the donations coming in, we were humbled by the sheer volume of donations and commitment being made by people - many we've never met," Hullander said in a Monday evening statement.