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Dwight Dudley is the big spender in Pinellas judicial races

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Dwight Dudley
Dwight Dudley

Dwight Dudley, who is running for County Judge Group 9 against incumbent Myriam Irizarry, is the big spender among candidates in the two Pinellas judicial races.

Dudley has raised a total of $86,750, according to the latest figures from the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Office. Almost half that was a $40,000 loan to himself made early in the campaign.

He’s spent a total of $72,258.49 so far.

Dudley spent $32,661.65 in July. Most of that, $20,189.65, went to Valpak of Tampa Bay for postcards. Another $7,998.50 went to Bright House Media for a television commercial.

Myriam Irizarry
Myriam Irizarry

Irizarry has raised $31,806.20 ($1,000 was a loan to herself)

and spent $28,185.17. Her biggest expense was also in July: $13,929.61 to Gulf Coast Imprinting for postcard printing and mailing.

There is no incumbent in the other judicial race on Tuesday’s ballot. In that race, for the County Judge Group 8 seat, Dora Komninos, an assistant state attorney, is facing off against Curtis Korsko, a Tampa lawyer who has also served as a civil traffic offense hearing officer.

The two are neck and neck when it comes to fundraising. Komninos has raised $66,538.01; Korsko, $64,550.

But Komninos has outspent Korsko $60,788.01 to $49,721.55.

Dora Komninos
Dora Komninos
Curtis "CK" Korsko
Curtis “CK” Korsko

About half Komninos’ spending, $30,302.72, went to Gulf Coast Imprinting for campaign mailers. Korsko spent $17,276.03 with Zip Printing and Mailing.

The position of county judge is a nonpartisan office, so all voters can cast ballots. The polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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