State representative and Congressional candidate Jimmy Matlock is filing an amended report with the Federal Election Commission after a Knoxville man filed a complaint that Matlock accepted campaign donations from corporations.
Matlock is a republican candidate running to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Jimmy Duncan in Tennessee 2nd Congressional District. Rep. Matlock currently serves in the Tennessee House representing parts of Loudon and Monroe counties.
Sean Lansing, a senior advisor to Matlock's Congressional campaign, said Monday the candidate is filing an amended report with the FEC.
"The campaign is aware of the complaint and is filing an amended report," Lansing said.
He did not specify what would be amended in the new report. 10News also asked if the donations would be returned, but has yet to hear back from the Matlock campaign.
Lee Dunlap, of Knoxville, sent WBIR a copy of the complaint he said he filed with the FEC on Monday. Dunlap said Matlock "violated federal law by accepting contributions from corporations during the fourth quarter of 2017."
According to the FEC, campaigns are prohibited from accepting contributions from certain organizations and individuals, including corporations.
Dunlap referred to two donations listed on Matlock's fourth quarter campaign filing. The two donations were each for $500 from "Large Animal Hospital" and "Lenoir City Animal Clinic." The two organizations are filed as corporations with the Tennessee Secretary of State.
In his complaint, Dunlap also said Matlock failed to list a partner or owner for six businesses that gave him campaign contributions.
10News reached out to Dunlap for more information about the complaint he said he filed, but has not yet heard back.