How bad does Tom McFarland want to be circuit court judge?
Enough to loan his campaign $75,000. According to his second-quarter campaign financial disclosure report, he did just that on June 18.
McFarland’s contributions from individuals during the period totaled $2,000.
John Valliant Jr., a Knoxville attorney, donated $1,000 of that.
McFarland faces Mike Pemberton in the race for circuit court judge of the 9th Judicial District. Russell E. Simmons Jr., the current judge, is retiring on Aug. 31.