Byrne’s year-end campaign finance reports, filed last week, show Byrne with $24,411 total contributions, including $3,600 in in-kind contributions, and $14,805 cash on hand. His contributions this quarter are mainly from attorneys and professionals, including George Childs Jr., Jeffrey Hamby and The Gunn Firm.
Byrne hopes to raise $60,000 by the beginning of July, and have $45,000 cash on hand available. “It takes about $100,000 to run for a countywide seat in Cobb, but when you’ve got an incumbent, you’re not going to raise that kind of money,” he said. “It’s just not good business to show up on a campaign disclosure form for the challenger of an incumbent official.