Jay Trumbull adds $2,210, Melissa Hagen nets $5,550 in two weeks for HD 6 primary

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Business executive Jay Trumbull added another $2,210 between June 21 and July 4 in the crowded field competing for House District 6.

The Panama City Republican has a total of $155,820, with $120,794 cash-on-hand. So far, Trumbull has far outperformed all of the six other candidates vying to replace term-limited Rep. Jimmy Patronis in the district covering southern Bay County and Panama City, Panama City Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base.

Although Trumbull continues to outperform his active GOP opponents — Tho Bishop, Melissa Hagan and Thelma Rohan – it was Hagan that led in the two-week reporting period with $5,550 in donations, for a total of $57,865. After loans of $20,500, she now has $64,769 cash on hand.

As for Rohan, the former educator received $1,240 for just over $32,000 and $40,100 in her war chest. Bishop raised $1,000 for $6,700 total.

There is only one active District 6 Democratic candidate, Jamie Shepard; he received $166 for a total of $9,430. Write-in candidate Jerry Wyche took in $300 in the same period.

Henry Newman Lawrence III is running for the Green Party, taking in $50 for the two weeks.

Trumbull is in the bottled water and water conditioning industry, with a family business going back several generations. They own seven Culligan dealerships in Florida, Alabama and Georgia. He graduated from Bay High School and Auburn University, and is married to Brittany Fishel.

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