Hillsborough County Commissioner Sandy Murman will be looking for campaign donations during a campaign fundraiser next week.
Murman currently chairs the Commission and represents District 1 in South Tampa.
The fundraiser is on Tuesday, June 16, at Mise En Place on West Kennedy Boulevard from 5:30-7 p.m..
Murman’s invitation does not include a suggested donation, but does list a maximum $1,000 contribution. Supporters can only donate up to that amount to individual campaigns.
Murman has already earned support from several of her colleagues. Her honorary host committee includes Commissioners Victor Crist, Ken Hagan, Al Higginbotham and Stacy White.
Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee and State Attorney Mark Ober have also joined that support.
More than 55 individuals from around the area comprise Murman’s Host Committee.
Murman has already begun her fundraising with $5,600 in contributions as of the end of May. Most of that came from four maximum contributions from Ramappa Family Ltd. Partners, Dr. G.M. Ramappa, the National Properties Trust and the Hillsborough Fire Action Committee.
Three other $500 contibutions have rolled in so far from Pressman & Associates, Zephyrhills Medical Arts and Laura Webber. According to the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections website, Murman has not spent any of her campaign cash.
Murman was first elected to the County Commission in 2010 and then re-elected in 2012. She was voted chair of the commission last year.
Prior to serving on the County Commission Murman spent eight years as a Florida representative. She also serves on the Prepaid College Foundation Board, the Junior Achievement Board and the Florida Healthy Kids Foundation.
Murman also serves on several commission committees including the Tampa Hillsborough Homeless Initiative, Tampa Hillsborough Economic Development Corp., the Tourist Development Council, the Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority, the Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Authority and others.
So far Murman has not drawn a challenger. Qualifying for the seat begins next June.