Johnny Johnson Jr. leads March fundraising in race to replace Susan Latvala

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There are a slew of candidates lined up to fill the District 4 Pinellas County Commission seat being vacated by Commissioner Susan Latvala, who decided not to seek re-election this fall after serving three terms. 

According to recent filings with the Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections office, Palm Harbor orthodontist Johnny Johnson Jr., raised $18,850 last month, nearly triple what he raised during February. That’s a total of $25, 580 since January, including $2,092 in expenditures. 

Republican Dunedin Mayor Dave Eggers raised $9,360 during March. So far, Eggers (no relation to the author) has $10,360 in funds.

Democrat Mark Weinkrantz raised $4,476 during March, including $2,113 in expenses. Just one of two Democrats running, Weinkrantz’s campaign fund has $10,476. Democratic opponent Jack McAdoo’s campaign raised just $50 last month, for a grand total of $2,045.

Former Republican State Rep. Peter Nehr raised $5,300 in March and in the race thus far. Republican Macho Liberti reported $3,159 last month, which accounts for the bulk of his total $3,259 in funds. And Republican Wendy Kimsey raised $550, spent $984, totaling $4,660 in all. 

NPA candidate, Marcus Harrison, raised $25, after raising $1,100 during February, totaling $1,375 in all. 

And Republican Scott Fisher, NPA candidate Carl Folkman, and Republican Timothy Keffalas, reported no funds raised last month.