Former Orange County Commissioner and former state Rep. Fred Brummer raised more than $28,000 in October in his quest to return to his old District 2 seat on the county commission in the 2018 election.
Brummer, of Apopka ended October with total contributions of $43,176, and $36,248 in the bank, in a five-way race. In October he received 96 donations, including ten $1,000 checks from a Walt Disney World company and nine other companies and individuals.
Orange County School Board member Christine Moore of Apopka, a former campaign manager for Brummer, reported raising $10,900 during the month, her first in the race for Orange County Commission District 2. Moore’s total included $4,700 she donated to her own campaign, while she spent only $136, leaving her with more than $10,700 in cash at the start of November.
Grower Mark Byrd of Apopka continues to lead the overall money race in District 2, though he reported spending more money in October than he brought in. Byrd raised $2,521, and spent $3,412, leaving him with $37,336 in the bank.
Patricia Rumph of Orlando reported raising $945 and spending $194 in the month. That left her with a total raised of $8,125, with $7,375 cash left at the end of the moth.
Antuan Bibbs of Apopka did not report raising any money in October, though he did receive $481 in in-kind support. Overall he has raised $125 and spent $100.
They all seek to succeed Orange County Commissioner Bryan Nelson, who is running for mayor of Apopka rather than for re-election to the county commission.
In District 4, which also has five candidates, Kevin Ballinger of Orlando raised just $200 in the month, giving him a total haul for the race so far of $9,455 in his quest to succeed outgoing County Commissioner Jennifer Thompson. He spent $1,431 during the month, leaving him with about $3,900 in the bank.
Maribel Gomez Cordero of Orlando did not raise any money in October, and spent $309. That left her with about $900 in the bank.
No reports had been filed by late Friday afternoon for the other three candidates in the District 4 race, Nicolette Springer of Orlando, Susan Makowski of Orlando, or Gina Perez-Calhoun of Winter Park. In their last reports, Springer reported having $6,730 in cash at the end of September, and Perez-Calhoun, $1,265. Makowski just entered the race.
In District 6 incumbent Orange County Commissioner Victoria Siplin has no competition yet. She reported raising $3,300 in October, giving her $13,019 in her campaign fund.