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Mike Twitty is winning the fundraising race for Pinellas Property Appraiser

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Political newcomer Mike Twitty has raised almost two and a half times more money than Jim Frishe in the race for Pinellas Property Appraiser.

Twitty’s latest report shows he raised $1,650 in June, bringing his total to $133,185. Frishe, a former state Representative, brought in $225 last month for a total $54,962.98. The third person in the race, write-in candidate Joseph John Catalano has raised no money.

Twitty could draw further ahead this month. He has a fundraiser scheduled for 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Courtside Grille, 110 Fountain Parkway N, St. Pete.

Sponsors include the current Property Appraiser Pam Dubov and a roster of who’s who in local Republican politics, including state Sen. Jeff Brandes, former Pinellas County Commissioners Susan Latvala and Neil Brickfield, Clerk of Court Ken Burke, outgoing tax collector Diane Nelson, and Mayors Woody Brown of Largo, Travis Palladeno of Madeira Beach, and Bill Queen of North Redington Beach.

The primary election is Aug. 30.

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