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Jason Fischer raises $84K in first quarter of 2016 HD 16 campaign

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Jason Fischer, Republican hopeful for Florida House District 16, announced today he raised over $84,000 in the first quarter since announcing his candidacy.

The Jacksonville native added over $18,700 in contributions from roughly 50 donors during February, which the candidate calls proof of “continued momentum and increasing grassroots support.”

“The growing support our campaign is receiving from people across the district is exciting,” Fischer said in a statement. “I am committed to bringing a fresh perspective and conservative leadership to Tallahassee and fighting for our Northeast Florida values.”

Fischer, who currently serves on the Duval County School Board, seeks to replace term-limited Republican state Rep. Charles McBurney. District 16 covers Mandarin and Baymeadows as well as parts of downtown Jacksonville and Duval County.

Prior to joining the School Board, Fischer worked for Florida Power & Light (FPL) before leaving to become a civilian engineer with the U.S.  Navy in 2006.

The Association of Energy Engineers recognized him as a “Legend in Energy” in 2010.

In 2011, Fischer went to work for CSX, one of the country’s largest transportation concerns, negotiating energy and utility contracts in over 20 states. He currently works as business development manager for URETEK Holdings, based in the Jacksonville metro area.

In 2012, he became the youngest person ever elected to the Duval County School Board.

In the GOP primary, scheduled for Aug 30, 2016, Fischer so far only faces Republican Dick Kravitz.

Phil Ammann is a St. Petersburg-based journalist and blogger. With more than three decades of writing, editing and management experience, Phil produced material for both print and online, in addition to founding HRNewsDaily.com. His broad range includes covering news, local government and culture reviews for Patch.com, technical articles and profiles for BetterRVing Magazine and advice columns for a metaphysical website, among others. Phil has served as a contributor and production manager for SaintPetersBlog since 2013. He lives in St. Pete with his wife, visual artist Margaret Juul and can be reached at phil@floridapolitics.com and on Twitter @PhilAmmann.

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