House District 67 GOP candidate Chris Latvala finished his GOP primary campaign with another $34,470 during the final 13-day reporting period, according the Florida Division of Elections.
From Aug. 9-21, the Largo Republican, son of state Sen. Jack Latvala, reached $236,485 in his effort to succeed term-limited GOP State Rep. Ed Hooper for the northeast Pinellas County seat. For three years, Latvala served as Hooper’s legislative aide.
At the same time, Latvala spent $30,618 for a total of $196,660 in expenditures, leaving just under $40,000 cash on hand.
Latvala’s Democratic opponent, activist Shawna Vercher, took in $2,645 in the same period, bringing her total to $28,060. Vercher also spent $3,387, with only $3,456 on hand.
Other Democrats in the HD 67 are Steve Sarnoff, who raised $1,661 in the reporting period for a total of $18,648, with $2,032 on hand; Thomas Ryan took in $50 in donations, with $55 on hand, according to DOE figures.
Latvala’s only GOP opponent — Christopher Shepard – filed a final waver of report, holding steady with a total of $2,120 and $81 on hand.