Business executive Jay Trumbull is ending his primary campaign on a high note by posting more than $33,000 in the final reporting period of the Aug. 26 GOP primary for House District 6.
With $33,350 raised from Aug. 9-21, the Panama City Republican’s now stands at $236,970; after a huge media spend of more than $100,000 in 13 days, he has $20,480 left on-hand.
Trumbull’s performance far outpaced all other contenders in the race to replace term-limited Rep. Jimmy Patronis in the region including southern Bay County, Panama City, Panama City Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base.
Out of Trumbull’s GOP opponents — Tho Bishop, Melissa Hagan and Thelma Rohan – only Bishop and Hagan made any headway in the reporting period: Bishop took in $3,122 in donations for a total of $16,362, and $938 on hand; Hagan collected $1,350 for a total of $67,196 and $1,405 on hand.
Rohan, a former educator who ran heavily on her conservative credentials as a Bay County School Board member, took in only $235, with another $5,000 in loans for just over $36,000 total and $10,272 left in her war chest.
The Democratic candidate in the District 6 race is Jamie Shepard, who raised $13 for a total of $10,152. Neither write-in candidate Jerry Wyche nor Green Party Henry Newman Lawrence III posted any contributions.