Orlando District 3 City Commissioner Robert Stuart raised over $46,000 in his first full month of fundraising in his bid for another term on the City Council.
Stuart brought in $46,455 in March with notable contributions from Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer, Mears Transportation and several other known Attorneys, Developers and Government Affairs groups. He has virtually all of it on hand.
His opponent Attorney Asima Azam raised $12.5K last month for a 3 month total of about $45K on hand with about $35K of it on hand.
In District 1, Businessman Tom Keen gave his campaign a $10,000 starter loan along with one of other contribution of $1,000 for an 11K haul. Self loans are not uncommon at the beginning of a run. Keen will officially kick off his campaign last month.
District 1 incumbent Jim Gray just publicly announced his reelection bid on Monday and is expected to ramp up efforts in the coming weeks.
In District 5 incumbent Regina Hill raised $3,200 including a $500 contribution from Orange County Tax Collector Scott Randolph and a $1,500 loan.
Of her opponents, Ericka Dunlap raised $3250 to bring her total campaign haul to just over $8K and Betty Gelzer posted $2,942. None of Hill’s other challengers posted any significant fundraising activities for the month.