Rick Kriseman continues his march to the top of the fundraising pile, continuing as a money leader in his campaign for St. Petersburg Mayor.
The former state representative added nearly $25,000 to his campaign in the September 14-27 financial reporting period, bringing his total to $240,753.
In the two weeks in September, Kriseman racked up 137 separate donations, many reaching the limit set by Florida law. The list of donors writing $500 checks includes:
- Former Republican Sen. Paula Dockery, listed as “writer and farmer”
- Commercial Real Estate Group RMC Development
- Businesses David Reynolds Jewelry & Coin, Bay Tech Label and Fitzgerald Auto Mall, as well as Lawrenceburg, Kentucky-based Glo-Mar Products, a natural pet product manufacturer
- A wave of attorneys such as Matthew Weidner, Rosemary Armstrong, Nicholas Athanason, Eric Romano, Lin Brinkley, Steve Jaffe and Todd E. Copeland & Associates from Orlando
- C1 Bank CEO Trevor Burgess
- Composer Rand Snell
Kriseman’s partisan support continued, with a check from the Greater Pinellas Democratic Club.
In the same period, Kriseman spent a little more than he took in, with $25,142 in expenditures.
Incumbent Mayor Bill Foster, has not yet submitted the most recent fundraising numbers, according to the city website, so these is a slight chance he could surpass Kriseman. However, Foster has run second in the money race for most of the campaign so it would take a considerable late-in-the-game push to put him on the top.