GOP business executive Jay Trumbull added a blockbuster $26,500 in the reporting period of July 5-18 for the crowded Aug. 26 Republican primary in House District 6.
The Panama City Republican now brings his total to $182,320, and with major media spends of more than $42,000 in two weeks, still has $105,092 cash-on-hand.
To date, Trumbull’s fundraising performance has outpaced all other candidates seeking to replace term-limited Rep. Jimmy Patronis in the region of southern Bay County, Panama City, Panama City Beach and Tyndall Air Force Base.
Among the other active GOP opponents — Tho Bishop, Melissa Hagan and Thelma Rohan – Hagan came in a distant second in the two-week reporting period, with $2,725 in donations for a total of $60,591. After earlier loans of $20,500, she now has $67,343 on hand.
Former educator Rohan received $440 for just over $32,450 and $36,384 in her war chest. Bishop raised $1,300 for $8,000 total.
Only one active Democratic candidate is in the District 6 race; Jamie Shepard raised $284 for a total of $9,714. Write-in candidate Jerry Wyche did not post for the reporting period.
Henry Newman Lawrence III, running for the Green Party, took $50 in the two weeks.
Trumbull’s family business — bottled water and water conditioning industry – goes back several generations, with seven Culligan dealerships in Florida, Alabama and Georgia.