House District 67 GOP hopeful Chris Latvala continues his fundraising dominance with another $6,900 from July 5-18, according the Florida Division of Elections.
The Largo Republican, son of state Sen. Jack Latvala, reached $180,165 in his effort to succeed term-limited GOP State Rep. Ed Hooper to represent northeast Pinellas County. Latvala served as Hooper’s legislative aide for three years.
At the same time, Latvala received in-kind donations of $2,925 from the Republican Party of Florida for research and spent $19,812 in expenditures, leaving him nearly $99,807 cash on hand.
Latvala’s chief Democratic opponent, activist Shawna Vercher, raised $2,550 for the two-week period, bringing her total to $22,290. The author, public speaker and radio talk show host also spent $2,742, giving her just over $4,400 on hand.
Other Democrats include Steve Sarnoff, who raised $800 in the reporting period for a total of $12,112 and has $2,851 on hand; Thomas Ryan took in $440 in donations, with $84 on hand, according to DOE figures.
Christopher Shepard is the other active GOP opponent remaining in the Aug. 26 primary. Shepard reported $200 in the two-week period, for a total of $2,120 and $81 on hand.