Registry of Election Finance hits Towns with another $10,000 penalty

By , Daily Memphian Updated: August 19, 2019 12:42 PM CT | Published: August 14, 2019 1:52 PM CT

The Tennessee Registry of Election Finance levied another $10,000 civil penalty against state Rep. Joe Towns Wednesday, raising his total to $55,000. But he is refusing to pay out of protest and could be planning legal action.

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Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter with more than 30 years of journalism experience as a writer, editor and columnist covering the state Legislature and Tennessee politics for The Daily Memphian.


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