Bob Mendes’s campaign announced its financial disclosure today for the first quarter of 2015, confirming that the campaign for Metro Council-At-Large received more than $45,000 in just under two months.
The total includes contributions of $35,741, and a $10,000 loan from the candidate to the campaign.
Mendes said he was proud of the tally, pointing out that the money was raised over a short time period. “I’m humbled by the incredible support we’ve received since announcing my candidacy,” Mendes said. “I am looking forward to continuing the conversation about how we can build a fair and prosperous Nashville for all of our neighbors.”
Mendes announced his campaign and appointed consumer bankruptcy specialist Maria Salas as his campaign treasurer on February 11. The financial disclosure filed today covers the period from when Salas was appointed as campaign treasurer through March 31, 2015.
Mendes has lived in Nashville for 20 years. In 2014, he launched his own law firm, Waypoint Law, which handles transactions, litigation and insolvency matters. Prior to launching Waypoint, Mendes was a member of Frost Brown Todd. He currently is the chair of the board of Nashville Electric Service, and the chair of the finance committee for Father Ryan High School. He was a member of Leadership Nashville’s class of 2013, and served as president of the Nashville Bar Association in 2011. He and his wife Sue live in the Hillsboro-West End neighborhood with their two daughters.